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Pyramids of Dahshour

Address: South Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Giza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties including the Southern...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The wonderful trip in Egypt, there to have long history, and nice place... very good memory of each one traveller !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Dahshour on our special request with a private guide. He said he had'nt been there for years as it is not very popular with tourists. We can not understand why. The red pyramid is amazing in it's state of deterioration and looks like a real adventure. The inside is the most stunning of all pyramids as there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you decide to visit the less known pyramids of Dahshour (the red, bend and samara pyramids), you will probably be one of very view (if not the only) visitors. You may enter the red pyramid, if you wish, and will be free of charge. Great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You have to take a look at this piramid because you are nearby. It is not possible to get in, but you are in the area, so make a picture. History of this piramid is very interesting!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

But that was my own fault. No one told me that I had to go inside the pyramid but I did. I found it fascinating and well worth the sore thighs that came from descending a ramp ladder into the main burial chamber and then climbing out again. Ist it worth a visit? Most definitely yes.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When you go there, you can only see it from a very far distance. You get to see and go inside the Red Pyramid anyways. Its the only bent pyramid in the World, so I guess its a must see if you are in Cairo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Unlike Giza these pyramids are in an empty plateau which really gives you a sense of what the earlier pyramids were like. Well worth a visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Dahshur is about 25 miles south of Cairo, around 45 minutes by car. Well worth the trip to, if anything, escape the crowds of the Giza pyramid complex. There are two main structures: the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. Visitors can go inside the Red Pyramid's burial chamber. The Bent Pyramid is interesting because of the Egyptian's usual precision... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The pyramid is a bit far from Cairo, about 30km, but it is worth the ride! You can go inside the pyramid, and, up to October 2014 it was for free. I do not recommend it for claustrophobic people or people with mobility difficulties. The entrance to the pyramid is a steep passage downwards of about 70meters. The passage is... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

we hired a car and driver for the day and went to these pyramids. These are a must see as they are the start of architecture in the world. The most spectacular attraction though is the new museum called imhoptep museum which has breathtaking exhibits. Dont miss this!!

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