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Address: Al-Haram, Giza, Egypt
Description: At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious...
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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The Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 20 m high, 74 meters long and 19 meters wide. Nobody really knows why the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, who build... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 20 m high, 74 meters long and 19 meters wide. Nobody really knows why the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, who build it, called it the Sphinx. Equally, nobody knows why the nose and possibly a beard are missing. The Sphinx is located in the same area in Gizeh... More 

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Near the pyramids...It stands strong through the years...as you ve seen in all pictures...It looks as beautiful as imagined.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

To sit between the paws of the Sphinx is one of the most magical experiences of a lifetime. There is such a strong energy still present from ancient times which many of our group experienced. We were privileged to have this experience for more than an hour and none of us wanted to leave when our time was up. I... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing parts of our already amazing trip to Egypt. The guard let us walk to the back of the Sphinx and that was pretty cool, but then strongly requested a tip. We gave it as when the Egyptians do you a 'favor' you reward them, but not sure how much of a favor this was because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

After the pyramids we wandered down to check out the Sphinx. And certainly I was surprised, I really thought that it would much larger. Having read up all about it I guess I expected more! No one seems to have a real explanation of 'its mysteries'. Mark Learner believes it was once heavily water eroded. However, I keep reading that... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You can see the sphinx from afar, but I believe it is worth the extra cost to get up close to it. The picture opportunity is well worth the price of the ticket. I would, however, avoid the sound and light show they have of the pyramids at night. It was much to pricey for what I feel you get.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Its excellent piece of architecture and design. Worth visiting the place, if you are in Cairo. Its close to pyramids. There's fee to enter the pyramid area. Once you have paid that fee, you can visit all pyramids and Great Sphinx.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lots of peddlers and other tourists, but the expansive monument loomed over and was a great site to see up close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

The Sphinx is truly amazing! Not small by any regard... Close to the pyramids which makes it nice. There will be lots of local people which will try to insert themselves as your NEW guide and will expect a tip at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we made the mistake of visiting the Spinx after visiting the pyramids and the boat museum and by then there were crowds of tourists milling around trying to get a perfect picture. We still managed to get one without anyone in it.

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