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Pyramids of Dahshour

South Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Giza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Outdoors
Owner description: This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties including the Southern...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Outdoors
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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Rio de Janeiro
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Khartoum, Sudan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can get a good view of the Sphinx without paying for the entrance. And use the zoom on your camera to take good photographs. It is a mildly interesting attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a must! Dahshour is stunning. When we visited there was no other visitors. This is a very different pyramid design that is unlike others. Again, off the usual tourist routes. I usually take a driver and spend as much time as I wish here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

About 45mins to an hour south of the great Pyramids and well worth the trip. The Pyramids are about the same size as the Great Pyramids and we had them to ourselves. The bent pyramid is a bit different and you can go inside the Red Pyramid (slightly terrifying climb down into the centre). Ticket for both is 80 EGP... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited both the bent pyramid and red pyramid. We also managed to go inside the red pyramid. It was free to go inside the red pyramid (unlike the Giza Pyramids). The visit is worth the effort. I say effort because it really is a very very steep climb down through a 3ft by 3ft hole. There are three chambers... More 

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Kangra, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As awesome as Great pyramid of Khufu. The technique of hauling stones over ramp was used in its construction.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was easily one of my favorite parts of my trip I took to Cairo back in June 2014. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the giza pyramids just as much, but at dahshour there were hardly any other tourists when i went to the bent and red pyramids. In fact, there was only one other car that I saw... More 

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mumbai
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

every pyramid is huge in cairo - but somehow the red pyramid seemed bigger than giza pyramid because i guess it has a wider base and we can see it all from one angle... the only pyramid that allows visitor to enter without extra fee - the insides are empty and smell of vinegar and is quite strange and spooky... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great place to visit! There were practically no tourists there so very quiet. You don't have to pay extra to go inside the red pyramid although it's pretty boring inside. But the views outside are just spectacular! You don't get harassed here and I highly recommend making the trip!

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