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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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This IS history.

The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the main attraction here (although at the moment you can't get too close; it's being renovated and is covered in scaffolding on one side), but there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the main attraction here (although at the moment you can't get too close; it's being renovated and is covered in scaffolding on one side), but there are quite a few other things worth visiting at the complex. Importantly, the Step Pyramid isn't important just because it is the first pyramid - it also marks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The oldest stone pyramid in human history, that's something you got to see! Also you have a large temple around the pyramid that shows a lot of the history of how every 30 years pharaohs had to probe they were still strong enough to rule the Egypt. About 1 hour away from Cairo downtown and right on the border between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were lucky in that we have mates who live in Cairo and they organized our day at the pyramids. From our camels to getting out there and in to them. There is a charge for every thing but our friends sorted it all out and we went for free. No toilets or anything there and you will get hounded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Sakkara 16 years ago and it was much more vibrant than now. Sakkara is almost completely covered in scaffolding, and virtually abandoned. Current restoration efforts have been halted due to an issue with the company doing the work. The Sarapeum located nearby was far more interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Smaller than those at Giza, but still impressive nonetheless. Due to the remoteness of Sakkara, it's far less crowded, we were able to take our time and appreciate the surroundings. Visited as part of a private tour arranged with a taxi driver we hired for the day (£20), circa 1997.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Unreal the views of the pyramids, temples and funeral road are inspiring. The heat is unreal but if you come to Egypt you need to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Incredible experience. Preferred this over Giza Pyramids. The scenery is amazing and we felt 100% safe. If you are thinking about going you can send me a request to provide the name and contact info for a guide. We struck gold finding him.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

these are cool enough to see, but there's not much point stopping at them because, at least as of June 2015, you can't go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited here before we saw the great pyramids of Giza. What I liked about it was that the inside of one of the pyramids is included in the price and that it was basically the same thing you would have to pay for in Giza. So we got to go inside a pyramid for free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I really enjoyed the Saqqara Pyramids visually not as grand as Giza, but to think that what you are looking at could be the oldest stone structure on the planet makes you think. I visited these on a tour amongst other pyramids and would highly recommend visiting this site. Like most places in Egypt you get hounded and annoyed but... More 

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Address: Address: Cairo, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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