How to Enjoy Giza Pyramids Complex
The Giza Pyramids complex, located in Giza, Egypt, is one of the most iconic and recognizable ancient attractions in the whole world, So. "Cradle of Civilization" is the greatest word to say for. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only surviving ancient Wonder of the World, and it is surrounded by a massive complex of smaller pyramids, temples, and other structures such as the valleys. Visiting the Giza Pyramids complex is an unforgettable adventure you will have ever as you will memorize great joy, happiness, and delight for your lifetime.
You will also be able to see the iconic Great Sphinx and take in the breathtaking views of this magical and unbelievable spot. Visiting the Giza Pyramids complex is an unforgettable tour that everyone should have ever. With a little planning and some tips by Trips In Egypt, make sure to get the best out of your visit. Our article will help you with all that you need about the Giza Pyramids complex, the best time to visit it, and much more to know.
1- Explore the Immortal King Khufu Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Khufu, is also known as the Pyramid of Cheops. This massive pyramid is the oldest, largest, and most famous of all the pyramids in the Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as it was built in 2560 BC. The structure is thought to have been built as a tomb for Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu and the royal family and was constructed over twenty years. The Great Pyramid has a base length of 230.4 meters and a height of 146.7 meters, its sides are 230.26 meters north, 230 meters south, 230.39 east, and 230.36 west, making it the world’s tallest structure for thousands of years.
The Great Pyramid is estimated to have comprised over 2.3 million limestone blocks, each weighing an average of 2.5 tons. The Great Pyramid is believed to have been built with a central ramp or spiral stairway, and also it took well over a hundred thousand workers to build the Pyramid, with some estimates claiming up to 400,000 workers.
The Pyramid is thought to have two main purposes: First, as a tomb for the Pharaoh and as an area to store his treasures, and second, as an important place for documents after his death. The burial chamber is located in the center of the Pyramid of Khufu and was containing his mummy. It is an unbelievable archaeological masterpiece with millions of people visiting the Pyramid of Khufu every year.
2- Discover the Majestic King Khafre Pyramid
The majestic King Khafre Pyramid stands great and proud in the deserts of Giza in Egypt, which is located in the southwest of the Pyramid of his father Khufu, it was built around 2570 BC during the fourth Dynasty of the old Kingdom of Egypt. The Pyramid of Pharaoh Khafre is the second and tallest pyramid of the Giza Plateau and after the Great Pyramid as its weight is 4.880.000 tons, and stands for 473 feet.
The Pyramid of Khafre is a masterpiece of Egyptian architects for many ages, and its exterior still bears the marks of its original white limestone stones. Its base is a perfect square, with a side length of 215.25 meters, and its height is estimated to be 143.5 meters. The pyramid of Khafre contains many features, including a great gallery, and five burial chambers. The four sides of the Pyramid had taken the shape of a triangle and the great gallery is incredible, with some estimates claiming up to 100,000 workers.
Visiting the King Khafre Pyramid is a must for anyone during his visit to Egypt, as it is a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the Ancient Egyptians. It is such witnessing the beauty which captivated visitors for many ages, and it stands as a proud reminder of the age of the Pharaohs and ancient Egyptians.
3- Witness the Charming King Menkaure Pyramid
Menkaure was the son of King Khafre, he was an ancient Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty during the old kingdom. He built the third of the Giza Pyramids is considerably smaller than the first two. Built by Pharaoh Menkaure circa 2490 B.C., it featured a much more complex mortuary temple.
The pyramid has a base length of 103.4 meters and a height of 65.5 meters. The pyramid consists of several chambers, including the burial chamber, which houses the sarcophagus of the pharaoh, and the Grand Gallery, which leads up to the burial chamber.
The Pyramid of King Menkaure is located on the southwestern outskirts of Cairo. The Pyramid is the smallest of the three main pyramids (Khufu, and Khafre) but it is considered a remarkable structure that has survived for thousands of centuries.
The Pyramid of Menkaure was built around 2510 BC, this pyramid was dedicated to King Menkaure who was born in 2532 BC, and died in 2500 BC. King Menkaure is the son of King Khafre, and Queen Khamerernebty I. He was also the fourth ruler of the Fourth Dynasty of ancient Egypt. It was believed that Menkaure had at least two wives, First wife was Queen Khamerernebtry II and Queen Rekhetre.
The magical Pyramid was built of limestone blocks and covered with a layer of white limestone, it is around 215 feet in height and each side is around 215 feet in length. The gateway of the pyramid of King Menkaure leads to a chamber, with three further chambers, including the burial chamber. As the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still standing, the Pyramid of Menkaure is an amazing building that exemplifies the sophistication of ancient Egyptian civilization and the splendor of the ancient Egyptians.
4- Marvel At the Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a massive limestone statue with a human head and a body of a lion. It is situated on the west bank of the Nile River in Giza. It is thought to have been carved around 2500 BC for King Khafre. The statue is a symbol of ancient Egyptian culture and is believed to represent the face of Pharaoh Khafre, the fourth ruler of the 4th Dynasty of Egypt.
The Great Sphinx of Giza measures 73 meters (240 ft.), 20 meters (66ft) high, and 19 meters as a width, making it one of the largest statues in the whole world. The Great Sphinx is one of the oldest and most famous statues in the world and it continues to be a remarkable symbol of Egypt and the unknown past life of the pharaoh.
5- Going Inside One of the Pyramids
The ancient pyramids of Giza are some of the most recognizable and inspiring monuments in the world. The renowned structures have been standing for centuries. Visitors to the pyramids are welcome to explore the pyramid grounds and marvel at the sophistication of the structures. However, those who wish to explore the interior of one of the pyramids must be accompanied by a guide.
Inside the Pyramids, visitors are presented with a puzzle of several passages and chambers, although some of the tombs have been looted by thieves as they had treasures. For thousands of years, the Giza Pyramids have captivated the minds of people all over the world, and they now stand as a testament to the ancient Egyptians' skills and ambition.
6- Take A Tour By Riding A Camel
It is going to be a great memory will never forget visiting the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the pyramids, which date back over 4,500 years. A camel ride around the pyramids gives that feeling of pride to such a civilization. As your camel takes you around the pyramids of Giza, you will be amazed at the charm, greatness, and glory of such structures which were built by the hands of people like us.
7- Capture A Memorable Picture from the Panoramic Point
The majestic pyramids of Giza are some of the most iconic attractions in the world. The best way to experience these unbelievable structures is from the panoramic spot, located at the base of the largest pyramid in the complex. From there, visitors can get an unrivaled view of the entire area, including the three main pyramids, the amazing desert, and the Nile River as well.
The area around the Great pyramids is full of rich history culture, and great civilization. This makes the panoramic spot the perfect place to experience the history and culture of Egypt. Visitors will be able to enjoy the ancient Egyptians’ vibes and views. The panoramic spot at the pyramids of Giza is one of the most incredible places to visit in Egypt, and you must see it during your tour to Egypt to do not miss such a precious experience.
8- Scout the Wonderful Valley Temple
The Giza Pyramids complex is made up of three large pyramids, each built for a different pharaoh, and six smaller pyramids for their family members. The complex also includes a number of valley temples that are thought to have been used for religious ceremonies.
The Great Valley Temple of Khafre, which is located between Giza's two largest pyramids (Khufu and Khafrea) is the most well-known of the valley temples on whole. This limestone block temple was built for King Khafre, the second ruler of the fourth dynasty. The Valley temple is divided into three sections: an entrance, a main hall, and several small chapels. It was once believed to be surrounded by fortified towers and a main wall. The temple was embellished with reliefs depicting the Pharaoh and his family as well, in addition, there are several religious scenes.
The Great Valley Temple is considered one of the best structures of the ancient world. These valley temples in general are a piece of great evidence of the brilliance and creativity of the ancient Egyptians, as the temple's decoration is unbelievable and incredible with reliefs depicting scenes from the life of the kings and queens as well as gods and goddesses covering its walls.
9- Go Ahead to the Worker's Village
The village of the workers at the Giza Pyramids complex is one of the most famous examples of a planned community. The Village of the Workers was the home of the laborers who built the Pyramids and other structures such as the Great sphinx, and the tombs of the royal kings and queens in the area for nearly 4,500 years. The village of the workers is located in the shadow of the three Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
The Village was constructed during the reign of the Fourth Dynasty king Khufu. The houses of the laborers were equipped with wells, small ovens, and many things like other amenities, and they were surrounded by a great wall to protect them and as a protection for the Pyramids. Recent research has shown that the village of the workers contained bones of fish, pigs, ducks, and sheep, this reflects the truth that the builders of the Pyramids, Sphinx, tombs, and other structures were workers, not slaves as this evidence proves that they had a luxury life that the slaves could not have at all.
10- Attend the Great Sound & Light Show
The Pyramids of Giza are an incredible and inspiring sight, as the pyramids appear to come alive as lasers with a shimmering display of different colors and sounds. With such an amazing soundtrack, the lights dance around the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, creating captivating vibes for the whole time. I dare you to get bored for a while.
The audience is taken on an unforgettable journey through the ancient world and their traditional life during the sound and light show, and they feel the spirits of the pharaohs and royal kings come alive once again. Visitors leave the sound and light show with a sense of wonder, greatness, and glory of the Pharaoh and how they were strong, genius, and creative. Our dear visitors carry these mixed feelings with them after they leave this incredible show.
The Best Time to Visit the Pyramids
The pyramids are open during all months of the year and all four seasons. When you visit the pyramids from October to April is the best time you can visit the pyramids. You can enter in the morning and that will be good to avoid overcrowded but the sky may be hazed. In the afternoon you can also enjoy it but, it will be crowded something.
At night, you can enjoy the wonderful sight and the weather. Avoid visiting from the last of April to September to avoid the hot weather and the burning sun rays. Also during that period, you can avoid the Egyptian schools holiday due to the place will be so busy and overcrowded.
After all, is said and done, The Giza Pyramids Complex is a magnificent masterpiece of ancient architecture and engineering. It is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and hard work of the ancient Egyptians that so much of the complex still remains intact today.
The Giza Pyramids Complex will continue to amaze and captivate visitors for centuries to come as a stunning example of the grandeur, majesty, and glory of ancient Egypt. Trips In Egypt provides all that you want to achieve by arranging different Egypt tours that include all of these attractions in addition, to taking a Nile Cruise and exploring upper Egypt and what is behind the mystery of ancient Egypt.
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How Much Does It Costs to Enter the Pyramids?
Also a question you can ask but it’s not expensive. That costs 200 EGP for adults and 100 EGP for students with your ID. The ticket for the great pyramid costs 400 EGP and the other two pyramids are 100 EGP. Total 600 EGP.
How Much Does It Costs to Go Inside A Pyramid?
That was also not expensive. That will cost you 100 EGP for the great pyramid, 30 EGP for Khafre’s pyramid, and 25 EGP for the smallest pyramid.
Can I Climb the Pyramid?
Can hear that question from far away from you. But, in reality no it’s not allowed to climb to the top. But, maybe you can climb big 10 steps.
What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
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You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
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Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
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What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.