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“Pyramids without the crush of other tourists” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Step Pyramid of Djoser

Step Pyramid of Djoser
Sakkara, Cairo, Egypt
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“Pyramids without the crush of other tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Getting here through picturesque Egyptian countryside is part of the experience, and it's well worth the journey.
The pyramid is being restored/reinforced and so there is a great deal of scaffolding over parts of the surface but this does not detract from the overall appearance of this historically important structure and its surrounding ceremonial site.
It is the nearby attractions, including other pyramids, especially that of Teti, and the many mastaba tombs, which make the total site such a worthwhile and interesting destination. Inside Teti's tomb is much better than those at Giza.
This is a relatively quiet place to visit.There are fewer of the persistent touts that at times mar visits to other sites, and there are fewer tourists and tour groups here as well.

Visited May 2013
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“Step Pyramid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is the one that started them all. And while completely different than the others, it definitively adds to your mind the question of how Imhotep could have deviced such a structure so long ago.

Visited June 2013
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“Peaceful and inspiring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The first of the pyramids, first stone structure ever built. Smaller and less impressive than the Giza pyramids, but a good way to see where it all began. It is much less crowded and also has fewer of the touts to annoy you. Beautiful, green drive from Cairo. All of the pyramid sites in Egypt really just boggle the mind.

Visited May 2013
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Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Older than the Pyramids at Giza. Visit in the morning, very quiet, and not as many tourists and aggresive vendors as Giza. Use a local guide service.

Visited November 2012
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“Restoration in Progress!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Scaffolding covers one full side of the Step Pyramid during the restoration process. The Step Pyramid is still impressive. The Sakkara mastabas and temple are open to visit.

Visited May 2013
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