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Dahshur

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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First Pyramids in Egypt

Dahshur is a very important site because this is the place where you can see for the first time how pyramids started being built in Egypt. It has a bent pyramid and I was told... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Dahshur is a very important site because this is the place where you can see for the first time how pyramids started being built in Egypt. It has a bent pyramid and I was told that the architect tried to built that as a pyramid but due to calculation errors it was built bent. However, he tried again and next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is where everything started "Old Kingdom" for the Egyptian people. Had a very informative guide who is an Egyptologist who explained the history and artifacts of the Old Kingdom that are still around. Would recommend to any traveler who is interested in Egypt.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It's required some work. U have to climb up quite beat to get into the pyramid entrance. Again it's 70 meter roughly going down at an angle of 39 degree. My six year daughter loved it. This is the only pyrmid u see the step process. Rocks are big. Again when we went not much rush at all.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my favourite pyramid complex. It is surrounded by quiet desert and there were no traders there at all. In fact, we were the only people there, except for a pack of lovely pariah dogs in the distance. It was awesome. Venturing inside the Red Pyramid was great but only for young fit people due to the angle of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great trip to take especially after visiting the Giza pyramids. Its much quieter bit of a trek but very much worth it. Can walk around climb a bit without any real restrictions. Are also able to go inside as long as you dash the guard a bit of money. Unfortunately some people before us had given the guy Euros. Like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Better pyramids to visit than Giza, the travel will take longer but you won't have to bother with all the annoying sales and it's much cheaper. Plus you can enter freely and it's a nice journey down to the center, although uncomfortable for tall or claustrophobic people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Definitely off the beaten track, it is one of the least known touristic site, especially to Egyptians. If you are looking for something new, a bit of adventurous, likes exploring, pyramid collector and wouldn't mind being alone on the site, then this is the place to visit. The pyramids are gigantic of course. The red pyramid was the only one... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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

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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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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