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Dahshur

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 157 Attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nicer than Giza pyramids bcos it's quieter, less crowded and older. Much cleaner. Easier access to go inside the pyramid. Tiring yes but this is Our best adventure! It's a must visit if you are in Cairo.

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Madrid, Spain
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The site is impressive and as there are very few tourist, we were alone during all the visit. The pyramid is one of the biggest in Egypt after Keops and Keffren and going inside of the pyramid is still free (I don't know for much longer as they increase the prices every month!!).

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

rumour was that Seti died and the architects bent the pyramid in order to complete it sooner. Turns out the rumor is wrong anjd Seti built another pyramid, which led engineers to speculate that there was a foundation problem, which forced the reduction of weight. It is the best preserved pyramid, WRT the limestone cladding. I finally understood how difficult... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you want to go inside a pyramid, go here! We had the place all to ourselves. It was such an incredible experience that I think would not have been the same if it had been crowded.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I did not go to the more touristico pyramids at Giza so I can't compare everything but these cost much less (40 Le per adult) and there was literally nobody else there. They could take one family group down at a time and the inclined plane you had to descend was quite steep and had 150 steps. The guide didn't... More

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Miami, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great site. We went on a Tuesday and had the pyramid all to ourselves. It's huge and very interesting. You can also climb inside the pyramid and explore the 3 burial chambers inside. There is an attendant there who will take you into the pyramid and for a nominal tip will allow you to takes photos. Don't... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very nice pyramids. Interesting history behind them and it was the first pyramid i stepped in, so it was incredible.

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NJ
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7 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While there are few tourists going to Egypt these days, there will still be a handful of tourists at the Giza Pyramids. And when tourism picks up again, Giza will be crowded again. There was NO ONE else at Dahshur when I was there. It is a pretty cool site, with 2 pyramids to see - the Red Pyramid and... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everybody knows about the 3 great pyramids of Giza but they dont know much about other pyramids in Dahshour(one of them is the Red Pyramid, the first true pyramid ever constructed in history).I loved this place,you should look for any organized trip to visit it..it's not far from the Great pyramids area

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What an amazing site. The bent pyramid is full of charm. It still holds a lot of its outer casing still, something that unfortunately isn't common on most of the pyramids these days. The pyramid is currently under going some restoration work on it. That in itself was a site to see. The Egyptian workman climb intricate wooden scaffolding in... More

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