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Dahshur

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 144 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, you have to visit it. Serene settings the flying dust and you are by yourselves. Perhaps because of distance very few visitors. Wonderful experience here me and my son 9 years old climbed downstairs to unknown, adrenaline running heart pumping with a thought of unknown and fear that one has to climb up again no other way. Wow is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Dahshur is about 25 miles south of Cairo, around 45 minutes by car. Well worth the trip to, if anything, escape the crowds of the Giza pyramid complex. There are two main structures: the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. Visitors can go inside the Red Pyramid's burial chamber. The Bent Pyramid is interesting because of the Egyptian's usual precision... More 

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SFO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I found something at this place that was missing from Giza . . .peace and quiet. We were the only tourists there. There were no sellers, and only the lonely guard showed us the place and took our small tip to him without complaints. But, the highlights were worth all the extra cost for a taxi out here. We came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The pyramid in Dahshur is a must-see if you want the peace and quite of visiting a Old Kingdom pyramid up-close and in detail. There's hardly anyone here and the burial chamber, 60m below the ground is in impeccable form. Be sure to wear a good pair of shoes to do a 10-minute climb into the entrance of the chamber... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

For me it is even worth visiting then the traditional Gizah Pyrmids The place is not far yet not very close to Cairo and hence no many crowds

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

this is the most amazing of all the pyramids. No one is around. NO ONE. Maybe one or 2 taxis. Otherwise no hassles, vendors etc etc that you get at the other locations. Great fruit store on way there. Poor family. If you go there stop by and get some fruit. uoftcoach@gmail.com i can send you pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As my husband and I arrived in the morning we stood alone in the shadow of the giant (bent) pyramid and were in pure awe of it. Such an amazing structure and considering it's thousands of years old it's breathtaking. Please visit in the morning while its your alone to enjoy.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Whilst the pyramids of Giza are a colossal human achievment and truly inspiring the fact that they are on the edge of the city and that you tend to have a lot of hassle has always taken away some of the magic for me. This year we visited Dahshur to see the Bent pyramid and Red pyramids and the visit... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We loved the fact that you can enter the pyramids for free once you paid your entrance ticket :) This was great, and since those pyramids are less touristic, we had the pyramids for ourselves! Great visits, probably the highlight of our trip to the pyramids (since we also did Giza and Sakkara). We used Egypt Tailor Made tour agency,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Highly recommended and you will even able to enter the red Pyramid without any additional fees as the area ticket allows the visitors to enter the Red Pyramid Quite place and No many tourists visit it however it`s Worth

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