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Dahshur

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 151 attractions in Cairo
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Cairo, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Forget Giza you really need to travel the extra miles and see Dashur. Generally you will have the place to yourself. The Red pyramid is easy to enter, the bent Pyramid has the most intact casing of any pyramid and gives a real idea of how they all must have looked when new. You will benefit even more if you... More

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Jupiter, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

When we visited on our most recent Egypt trip, March 2014, poor Dashur was near empty. We were the only tourists there that morning, had it all to ourselves. The Red pyramid is a often-missed gem for tourists as it is the easiest to climb in, and you get to climb part way up it to the entrance...the bent pyramid... More

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egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Fantastic drive any time of the year through the countryside and date palm plantations. The Red Pyramid of Dahshur and the Bent pyramid are set in the quiet of the Dashur area desert. The first pyramid's ticket allows you to enter and descend and ascend to the burial chamber and is quite exhausting. Drive to the Bent pyramid and just... More

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I visited Dahshur first in 1979 and again in 2001 and 2011, still only a few tourists! Love this location and the you can climb into the pyramid! Highly recommend this stop!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

in fact those 4 pyramids are very special to visit... shape, site, almost no one when i visit, very quite and very, very beautiful ..... Giza pyramids or Dhashur pyramids.... for sure i choose the Dhashur ones... as nobody around, you can really enjoy visting the pyramids without haveing all the time someone asking you a camel or horse trip... More

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It was great to know that much of information thank you Hany and Sultana tours team. The Black Pyramid dates from the later reign of Amenemhat III and, although badly eroded, it remains the most imposing monument at the site after the two Sneferu pyramids. The polished granite pyramidion or capstone of the Black Pyramid is on display in the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

After visiting Giza, one should not neglect these two beautiful pyramids in Dahshur. Both of great significance in history before the Giza pyramids, they offer visitors lesser of a crowd and grant you more time to marvel at this wonder

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Initially, we were not planning to visit the two pyramids at Dahshur. That would have been such a mistake. We visited Sakkara first and then Dahshur, which was the right order to visit. The two pyramids are lost in the desert, with nothing around it. You can enter the main red pyramid, which is included in the main entrance price.... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This site has the Red pyramid and the bent pyramid. Right now, there are only a few tourists from Sudan visiting these sites. This is a good site to start with, especially in the morning as there is a lot of smog in the morning in Giza/Cairo area and you don't want your photos of the Great pyramids to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

When you imagine the Giza pyramids, and then visit them, you are left horribly disappointed. But visit the Darshur ones and faith is restored. Lost in the middle of the desert, the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid are beautiful and unspoiled. You can climb into the Red Pyramid and get a much better experience than the crowded trip inside the... More

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