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Pyramids of Dahshour

Address: South Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
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Ranked #8 of 61 things to do 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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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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62 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Doha, Qatar
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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