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Address: Cairo, Egypt

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Best pyramids to visit.

Combine this with a trip to Saqqara and a quick trip into Memphis and you have a great day trip south of Cairo. These pyramids are so much quieter than the pyramids on the Gizeh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Combine this with a trip to Saqqara and a quick trip into Memphis and you have a great day trip south of Cairo. These pyramids are so much quieter than the pyramids on the Gizeh plateau yet every bit as spectacular - and about half the cost. If you go - take a Tour guide - recommend Tamer Mina -... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This UNESCO World Heritage site is indeed critical & important to all humanity's history. The site itself is rooted by the impressive & humbling 3 main pyramids which are about 2km apart thus within distant sight of each other. These famous sites: the red, bent & black straight out of our textbooks have such awe-inspiring scale that even 4700 years... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having studied the Bent Pyramid in college, I was glad to have seen these pyramids in Dahshur. Note that the location is quite far from Cairo and will necessitate a lengthy taxi ride. Once you get there, you basically drive around the pyramids and take pics.

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San Pedro, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have noted, the Dahshur complex is off the beaten path from the other Egypt attractions. But as a result, it is much less crowded and there are fewer "guides" and vendors around, making it much easier to soak up the pyramids here in peace. There are two, the Bent Pyramid and the later Red Pyramid (the first... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Currently you cannot enter the pyramid, but it is worth seeing if you are visiting Sakkara and Memphis, the red pyramid next to it is open for entry. I would not attempt go in if you are at all claustrophobic though. As a stand alone site I would not bother to visit, but as part of a multi-site visit it... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is a little out of the way but worth a trip if you want to understand pyramid construction methods. Watch out for "guides"!

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Adrogue, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is not in the standard pyramid circuit, but it's worth it. There are two pyramids: the bent pyramid and the red pyramid. The bent pyramid can only be observed in a walk by. Interesting to see anyways. The red pyramid is the main attraction. Not suitable for the unfit or with physical disabilities, it's quite demanding. There's a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really, don't miss this. Far better experience than the Giza Pyramids. The history is so crucial to enjoying the beauty that I suggest you have a guide. I have the perfect person if you want to go, he guided us for two days and it couldn't have been better.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We enjoyed the visit to the place, drive was pleasant lots of farms and greens. About 45 mins from the Giza Pyramids. We went with a guide from American Star Travel International and learned a lot of historical facts information and we felt very safe. Once there, there was only desert and some experimental pyramids older than those at Giza.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Part of pharaonic Egypt. Very interesting to see the different styles of pyramids. I would recommend visiting Saqara and Dahshour pyramids before you go to the Giza plateau.

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

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