Pyramids of Giza

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Tags : Historical Site

Timings : 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pyramid Light and Sound Show: Wednesday - Thursday: 8:30 PM
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Entry Fee : Entry to Giza Plateau: Adult: EGP 540
Children: EGP 270
Entry Inside the Main Pyramid: EGP 900
Entry Inside other Two Pyramids: EGP 220
Pyramids Sound and Light Show: EGP 330 onwards

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Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Overview

The Pyramids of Giza are the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu and the largest Egyptian pyramid, located in the Giza Plateau or Giza Complex. They are also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The plateau is a collection of 3 main pyramids and 6 other small pyramids and the Sphinx.

Pyramids and Sphinx: There are two entrances to the Complex. The Pyramids of Giza consist of three main pyramids: the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. These colossal structures are ancient, built over 4,500 years ago. There are 6 other small pyramids that stand as funeral homes for mothers, children, and wives of the pharaohs. Guarding these funeral home sanctuaries is the Sphinx, which is line-bodied, faced like a pharaoh, and presumably the most praised landmark in Cairo. 

Entering the Pyramids: For an additional fee, visitors have the opportunity to venture inside one of the pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Khufu offers the most immersive experience, allowing you to explore the narrow passageways and chambers deep within its core. While inside, you'll feel the grandeur of the King's Chamber and the mysterious empty sarcophagus.

Panoramic Point: To capture panoramic views of the entire Giza Plateau and its surrounding pyramids, head to Panoramic Point, located on the left of Entrance 1. From this vantage point, you'll get a glimpse of a breathtaking vista of six of the nine pyramids.

Valley Temple: Adjacent to the Sphinx lies the Valley Temple, an ancient structure that played a significant role in the mummification process of King Khafre.

Sound and Light Show: Experience the Pyramids of Giza in a different light with the Sound and Light Show. Each evening, the Sphinx and the pyramids are illuminated in a dazzling display of colors, accompanied by a narration that brings the site's history to life.

Must Know Before You Visit Pyramids of Giza

Other Important Objective Information : Book tickets for the Sound and Light Show in advance to secure your spot, as seats are limited. These can be booked online. Check the official website for more information (

Pyramids of Giza Highlights

1. Pyramid of Khufu

Pyramid of Khufu
Popular as the largest of the three Pyramids of Giza, and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza has succeeded today in preserving the eternity of ancient Egyp (Read More)tian civilization. Originally having a height of 146.5 meters, the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza has reduced by around 9 meters since its completion in 2570 B.C. Due to a mark in the interior chamber of the Pyramid naming the work gang and a reference of the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, the structure is also known as Pyramid of Khufu.

2. Sphinx

With the body of a lion and the face of a human, the Sphinx of Giza plateau stands at a height of around 20 meters on the west bank of river Nile. The Sphinx has been recognized as a mythical creature (Read More) in Greek mythology as well, where the Sphinx was a merciless killer who set riddles and killed anyone who was not able to answer them. Cut out from its limestone bedrock, the Sphinx is also recognized as the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt. It is the same bedrock which served as the quarry for the Pyramids of Giza. On your visit to the Sphinx, one may observe that the nummulitic limestone of the region comprises different layers offering different levels of resistance to erosion.

3. Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Menkaure
Built by Pharaoh Menkaure, the Pyramid of Menkaure is more popular as the third pyramid of Giza. The Pyramid of Menkaure is also the smallest of all the three Pyramids of Giza and stands at a height o (Read More)f only 61 meters. When you visit the Pyramid of Menkaure, you can clearly observe the architectural beauty of the Pyramid, and the torments it underwent from rulers belonging to the ancient world, who attempted to demolish this magnificent marvel of the world.

4. Pyramid of Khafre

Pyramid of Khafre
Standing with a height of around 136 meters and a base spanning over 215 meters, the Pyramid of Khafre is also popular as the Second Pyramid of Giza. Built by the 4th Dynasty Pharaoh Khafre of Egypt, (Read More)the Pyramid originally had a coating of Tura limestone, making it gleam in the bright sunlight. With the passage of time, the whitish colour of the limestone got faded away, giving it the yellow-brownish colour as people can see today.

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