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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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solitude at Dashur

The Dashur pyramids were almost deserted when we visited. At the Bent Pyramid we had only bored and lonely policemen for company and when I went into the Red Pyramid I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Dashur pyramids were almost deserted when we visited. At the Bent Pyramid we had only bored and lonely policemen for company and when I went into the Red Pyramid I had the place all to myself - by far the best way to visit any pyramid.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

great place to go inside the pyramid lots of pyramids about here its amazing going inside the angle of the shaft is steep but do it when we went is was quite not many tourists about nice

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Adrogue, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Not far away from Giza, there's Dahshour, where there are 2 pyramids: the so called bent pyramid and the red pyramid. This place is out of the usual tourist circuit, but it's definitely worth it. The red pyramid was built by KIng Sneferu (4th dynasty), and is the first true pyramid. There's a long stairway to the entrance, and then... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The pyramid is really unique and less visited by tourists, really worth visiting. You won't bump into crowds or queue at the entrance. Getting into the pyramid requires some effort and agility as you have to climb few stairs half way up the pyramid and upon reaching the entrance take a deep breath of fresh air as you will have... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: South Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Giza Governorate  >  Giza

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