Egypt is the ideal destination for all sorts of vacations from adventurous, relaxing, cultural, historical and even the medical one. The country offers a marvelous coastal tropical resort and a lot of historical and monumental sites spread all over the Egyptian lands. One of these famous places is the pyramids of Giza which is the last standing wonder of the ancient world. The complex contains a unique temple called the valley temple of Khafre. Here is all information you need to know about the Valley temple:
The Valley Temple of Khafre
Location of the Valley Temple of Khafre
The Valley temple of Khafre is a member of the pyramids complex located east of the main three pyramids at Giza city near the Egyptian capital Cairo.
History of the Valley Temple of Khafre
The valley temple of Khafre was constructed during the reign of the great King Khafre son of King Khufu (the one who built the great Pyramid at Giza) at the old kingdom of Egypt (2686 – 2134 BC). The temple was preserved in a perfect condition as it was buried under the desert sands of Giza until its discovery at the 19th century.
The Main Reason for Building the Valley Temple
The valley temple Egypt was built to serve as a royal pre-burial place and for mummification process where the bodies of the Egyptian pharaohs will be prepared for their last laying place waiting their souls to come back for the second life after death as they believed.
Construction of the Valley Temple
The valley temple construction process was overwhelming due to the great number of stones used in its building. It was constructed from massive megalithic limestone core blocks of stone sheathed in red granite that was quarried from the plateau surrounding the great Sphinx. Bothe the valley temple and the sphinx where the same part of the same quarry and construction process plus they were the final elements of Khafre’s building project. The floors and interior walls of the smaller chambers were made of alabaster each block weighed 150 tons.
The temple has two entrances which symbolized the duality of lower and upper Egypt, each one is connected to a vestibule with pink walls leading to a T-shaped room was all the majority of the temple is located. In the ceiling are small openings to let the light pass to illuminate the statues. The hall of the valley temple is 16 square m of red granite pillars that supported the roof. In the halls is a small passage in the south-east corner leading to a set of storerooms and a stairway that allows access to the roof and to a small courtyard. Many of the internal elements of the valley temple are still intact and remain very preserved due to the mortuary temple.
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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.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
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.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
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$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
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.