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Address: Cairo, Egypt

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The Pyramids at Dahshur

Definitely check out Dahshur if you're looking for the pyramid experience without the crowds. Trust me when I say that it's a completely unforgettable experience to essentially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely check out Dahshur if you're looking for the pyramid experience without the crowds. Trust me when I say that it's a completely unforgettable experience to essentially have the whole area to yourself, without any other tourists around. Both the Red and Bent Pyramids are truly impressive, and I highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to visit some pyramids without all the crowds of Giza, Dahsur is a great option. Home of the Bent, Black, and Red Pyramids, Dahshur is 40 minutes outside of Cairo and close to Memphis, the first Capital of Egypt.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A must see! the only pyramid you can descend into... A bit claustrophobic I must say... Nice area, great place to take some fun photos. I recommend

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Dahshur was significantly less crowded than Giza, but worth the trip outside the city. You do have to arrange a car was public transportation to the site is limited at best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Off the beaten track maybe but this pyramid impressed us the most. Very few people ventured here and we planned a special trip with the tour guide and we were the only ones on this day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Bent Pyramid is great to see and the descent into red pyramid to admire the perfect rooms inside has to be done.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was interesting to see one of the oldest standing pyramids constructed with smooth sides. The Bent Pyramid was the first attempt by Pharaoh Sneferu constructed at an angle so steep, it wouldn't be able to support the weight of the completed structure. The engineers made a correction on the angle resulting in the bent sides. The Red Pyramid is... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very quite and amazing place. You can go inside the Red pyramid, it will really astonish you. The most important is that, no one will come and offer you to ride a camel, or to buy something. Must visit destination.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy Dashur to ourselves. No other tourists around. We climbed inside the Red Pyramid, and were just amazed. Take time to venture to this site.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dashur is a much cheaper way to see inside a real pyramid. It's so well preserved and probably the quietest place in all of Egypt! Go as part of a tour of Saqqara, Dashur and Giza, and see the evolution of the pyramid.

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