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Address: Cairo, Egypt
Description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many...
This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs.
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A great introduction to Egypt and the history of the Pyramids

Although a little way out of Cairo, Saqqara is well worth a visit. In fact it is my favourite of all the Pyramids. An added bonus is the lovely little museum which is cool and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Although a little way out of Cairo, Saqqara is well worth a visit. In fact it is my favourite of all the Pyramids. An added bonus is the lovely little museum which is cool and uncrowded. There is also a small movie theatre there where you can watch a short film about the area. Plenty of parking and easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Sakkara Pyramids are much less well known, and visited, than the pyramids of Gizza, but they are worth a visit. They are older and stepped and can be seen in the distance from the site of their more famous counterparts. It will take about 20-30 minutes by car to get to them from Gizza. They are more "deserted" and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sakkara is worth the visit. It is unique in it's design and has great views of Dahshur and the surrounding areas. It was one of the original pyramids (possibly the first) built by Imhotep. A fantastic restaurant , the Pharous, is located just outside the complex and has authentic Egyptian food and very cheap prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Please be aware there is endless restoration works at this pyramid. However this did not cause us any real problems and this is an impressive sight with significant other buildings sets this pyramid apart from those that stand alone. We very much liked this location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Saqqara was one of my must-see destinations. After the bustle at Giza, it was great to travel through rural surroundings and visit a relatively uncommercialised historical site. The pyramids are awe-inspiring, the wall drawings are beautiful and there is the sense that the complex has existed for ever. I found the site very atmospheric.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

So many people go to Saqqara and miss really important bits. Yes, there is the Step Pyramid which is the oldest pyramid and the originating idea. Unfortunately you can't go in because of its fragile nature but the inside is the epitome of the inside of a pyramid with hidden chambers and endless corridors, unlike the Giza pyramids. But you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Another landmark to not miss. But go to the museum also has it has interesting artifacts, including the "famine" images, so easily recognizable after all these centuries

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I liked to receive very interesting information about the history and Loved were we stopped for lunch, authentic and so delicious!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

saqqara pyramids is real nise place to visit you will see the oldest tomp in egypt was build as pyramids belong to king zoser grand father of keops

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lovely being back after 39 years and so impressive, my husband was thrilled. Hope no more buildings creeping closer as 39 years ago it was Nicer.

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