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Great Sphinx

Al-Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Giza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Description: At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious sculpture was carved from a solid limestone block.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Magnificent. Admission is included with the general ticket to the pyramids site. There's less hassle from the vendors than at the pyramids as most of them set out stalls rather than chase after you. At the time of visiting (September 2014) there is some scaffolding which can spoil photographs but it can be screened out by carefully selecting the angles... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you're doing the pyramids, then you must do the Sphinx (its 5 minutes away) and is quite amazing to see this absolutely huge statue. Sellers here try to be extremely persuasive, and you will be pestered to the extreme, but certainly well worth a visit.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Partially covered in scaffolding when we were there which didn't help but to be honest it is a bit like Stonehenge, not quite as magnificent as you thought it would be. Not a patch on the pyramids themselves

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Although you can't get as close to the sphinx as you might think, its amazing to think how the egyptians built this remarkable thing!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its so mesmerizing you will be amazed at looking at it. Its like dream come true . every traveler must visit Egypt once in his lifetime

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Mount Buller, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The obvious history. Friendly locals and the ties to Australia and our troops in WW1. Light show at night could be missed

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Montana City, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

During the day - well, it doesn't look as big as you think from the times you have seen it in movies - it is very cool though. But go to the night show and Anthony Hopkins narrates history etc - that is spectacular and very moving. Amazing place to see

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Takes a while to hit you, but realizing the history and seeing yourself the way it is put together, makes you realize....we never did anything like that....we are not so clever. It is not just the Sphinx, there are a bunch of outer buildings which all have a story. Guides are available at any Hotel, get one. I got a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a must see in your lifetime and marvel at this creation. Note the destruction, unfortunate result of the Napoleon invasion. Marvel at this wonderful construction by the master African builders!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited the Great Sphinx on one of our many trips to Egypt and it was amazing!! a lot bigger than I had imaged and not as close the the pyramids as I expected. The locals showed us ways of getting funny and interesting photos of us kissing and punching it and they where all so helpful, remember they will... More

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