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Address: Cairo, Egypt

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You need to visit all the pyramids as part of a tour to take them all in and have a guide to talk you through then all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You need to visit all the pyramids as part of a tour to take them all in and have a guide to talk you through then all.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Climb inside the Red pyramid! Hurts your legs for a bit, but totally worth it. Observing the interior architecture is equally interesting as the exterior.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This isolated area not far from Giza is the site of the first ever built geometric pyramid. You must see inside the Red Pyramid...also, the bent pyramid is a site to behold. We loved this site!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Bent and the Red Pyramid were more interesting than any of the Great pyramids and you get less hassle here. All you need is a taxi driver who would take you to Dahshur. A little kid sat at the entrance of the red pyramid, giving electric tochlights to people who wish to enter. My tip to you is to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Absolutely loved the 'red pyramid.' Nobody around, pay the guy 5LE to take your camera in. Went twice and have the best pics! Less touristy than Giza and no hawkers so you can enjoy your time there.

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

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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