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Pyramids of Dahshour

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This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties...

This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties including the Southern Pyramid, or Bent Pyramid due to its unorthodox outline, and the Red Pyramid.

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Not just another piramid

Spectacular Piramids in the middle of nowhere. Take a rented car for a full day's trip south of Giza. You will not regret it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don K
Ridgefield, Connecticut

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular Piramids in the middle of nowhere. Take a rented car for a full day's trip south of Giza. You will not regret it.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dahshuor is a little bit out of the way south of Cairo, but worth a quick trip if you have the time to go. The Red Pyramid of Dahshour is the 2nd largest in Egypt. It predates Khufu's by a generation and is only a few feet shorter. Unlike the pyramids at Giza, there is no one at Dahshour to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Dahshur and the two pyramids (Red and Bent Pyramid) after the Giza Pyramids on the previous day. While Giza was pretty busy with a lot of tourists, we were really surprised not to see a single other tourist at these two amazing feats of ancient history. Ticket prices werevery low and we paid to get into the Red... More 

Thank Muffingg
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Less well-maintained pyramid with a whole lot less tourists. You can go inside the pyramid, but there's not much to see inside the smelly space which isn't for claustrophobics or those with back problems (slanted tunnel entry). The guard at the entrance is creepy & wants you to leave your camera with him, but you don't need to - just... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It was a remarkable experience to compare pyramids of Dahshour with the great pyramids of Giza. Also interesting was to discover the family relationships of the different pyramids in Giza.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This pyramid is located in an area near the black pyramid and bent pyramid. We went inside walking on a slanted wood walkway with slats to help you keep on your feet. You have to bend over, go down then up. It is worth the trip to see the interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Plan this at your very first itinerary. An experience and good idea how pyramids are to visitor before go to other pyramid.

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Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tremendous site, can be seen in the morning. You can also take pictures with the locals there with a camel or donkey. aside from the pyramid, you can go inside it to see the carvings and engineering from inside. very cool!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

In November 2015 our guide, Egypt Abir, took us to the Pyramids of Dashour. Walking around the pyramids is awe inspiring that something so magnificent and large could have been constructed so long ago and still be standing.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Giza is stunning but seeing the other pyramids also help tell the story and history of how they were built. You can climb down into this pyramid and really see the beauty from another perspective. Far less touristy and just planing stunning.

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