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Dahshur

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 155 attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While there are few tourists going to Egypt these days, there will still be a handful of tourists at the Giza Pyramids. And when tourism picks up again, Giza will be crowded again. There was NO ONE else at Dahshur when I was there. It is a pretty cool site, with 2 pyramids to see - the Red Pyramid and... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everybody knows about the 3 great pyramids of Giza but they dont know much about other pyramids in Dahshour(one of them is the Red Pyramid, the first true pyramid ever constructed in history).I loved this place,you should look for any organized trip to visit it..it's not far from the Great pyramids area

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What an amazing site. The bent pyramid is full of charm. It still holds a lot of its outer casing still, something that unfortunately isn't common on most of the pyramids these days. The pyramid is currently under going some restoration work on it. That in itself was a site to see. The Egyptian workman climb intricate wooden scaffolding in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dahshur is another site which is further away from the city and needs fair bit of planning ahead of visit. It is well worth the visit, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were so glad we went to Dahshur. It was completely different than Giza, hardly anyone around. You have to climb up some wooden steps to get down into the pyramid, its not for the faint hearted but is included in the ticket price, unlike Giza. I would recommend hiring a car or a guide (we used Egypt Tailor Made... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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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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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