Pyramids of Giza in Cairo of Egypt

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Giza is best known as that part of Cairo closest to the world-famous Pyramids of Giza ( Built for king Khufu, this pyramid was completed around 2550 BC.), situated high on the desert plateau immediately to the west of the urban district, itself located in the valley and centred around the Pyramids Road, linking central Cairo with the ancient wonders.

It is estimated that the pyramid contains approximately 2,300,000 blocks of stone with an average weight of 2.5 tonnes each and some up to 15 tonnes. Its sides measure 230 metres in length. The structure would have towered about 146.6 metres high, but it is now a little shorter owing to the outer casing having been removed to build many of Cairo's buildings during the Middle Ages. The interior design was changed during the pyramid's construction and the burial chamber was relocated.
Pyramids of Giza represent the archetypal pyramid structures of ancient Egyptian civilisation and - together with the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau - are the iconic image of Egypt.

Obviously, the Egyptian Pyramids are huge, but standing face to face with them will astound anyone, no matter how many photos or TV shows you may have seen.

The Giza pyramids opening times from 800 AM and closes at 1700

Winter working hours are - ( 8:00 -- 16:30)
Ramadan working hours are -( 8:00 --15:00)
Entrance ticket per person - 60. LE
Entrance to cheops boat Museum – 40 LE
Entrance to Khafree's Pyramid – 20 LE
Entrance to Khufu's Pyramid – 100 LE

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