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Address: South Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
Description: 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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A visit to the pyramid field of Dahshur is a respite from the crowds and hawkers at the Giza pyramids. There were no more than a handful of tourists the day I visited the pyramids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A visit to the pyramid field of Dahshur is a respite from the crowds and hawkers at the Giza pyramids. There were no more than a handful of tourists the day I visited the pyramids and I took my time enjoying these ruins in all their splendor. Th Red Pyramid mirrors the ones found in Giza and you can venture... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not to be missed - about an hour outside Giza and well worth the trip. We visited with a guide and there was no one else there, amazingly because it is really interesting to see these pyramids which pre-date the pyramids of Giza. You could go inside - I didn't due to my claustrophobia but my husband said it was... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Which is why you are better off standing from a distance, enjoying the scenery of the the pyramid itself, taking photos etc... DO NOT buy or accept any kind of help from any of the beggars inside as if you buy something off 1 or let 1 take a photo for you then they will all come!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The access to go inside is so demanding! You must be in good physical condition to walk down and back up. There are some rooms inside, some galleries, but nothing to see. The air is hot and heavy inside, but it was an experience.

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Hurghada, Egypt
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Egyptian pyramids are the oldest, famous and recognizable landmarks in the world. Dating back thousands of years B.C. and are wrapped in an aura of mystery either by the perfection of its geometry; incredible skill in its construction or the origin of its stone blocks. A magical and recommended for anyone lover of unusual and amazing place.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I hired a guide from the Misr tour office at the Mena House office. (name Nasr) great experience. Those two sites are basically virgin in the middle of the desert none of he craziness at the Great pyramids site you are alone it is like going back in time, I highly recommend this tour

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Out of the way and very interesting. A must see Collection of step pyramids fabulous for photography and scenery get a good guide so that you know what you are looking at and take at least half a day

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somerset
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Better than Giza. There was no one else there when I visited. I was able to walk around with no hassle or bother from any sellers. If only Giza was like this.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The combination of pyramids including the only "bent" pyramid is really interesting. The lack of crowds and the fact that they are literally on the edge of the desert lends to their appeal. We thought it was worth the drive to get there and see them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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