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“Better than expected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gizeh Plateau

Gizeh Plateau
Al Haram Str., Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 145 Attractions in Cairo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums, Landmarks
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It is hard to explain the Pyramids as they are so much more in person than they are in photos or on film. They are truly inspiring. Make sure you take a camel ride! It might seem a bit 'touristy', and it is, but gosh it was great fun and the photos are a great momento. Ensure you barter HARD if you buy anything, and remember not to make eye contact with hawkers unless you want to be hassled! they can be a bit much at times.

Visited November 2012
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“Empty space...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Few tourists now, and they need more. Come to the pyramids; it is safe, and great to see!! Never mind the camel 'drivers' asking you to take a ride, if you have a good skeleton, why not?

Visited February 2013
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“Gizeh Plateau”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Cairo
We stayed at the lovely Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx with a view of the pyramids from our room. We were holidaying with Viking/discoveregypt who organised a guide for us. We found having someone to help show us the best sights with a knowledgeable background really helped.

Visited January 2013
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“Definately go there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Watch out for the camel guys, they rip you off. It cost me €100,00 and they still try to get money.
Better take aguided tour.

Visited August 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Most people, myself included, have dreamed of seeing these Pyramids since they were kids. Giza does not disappoint! The Pyramids are amazing. Try not to let the touts spoil your visit. While they can be a little pushy and annoying, just ignore them and enjoy your time.

My suggestion: Don't even think of going to Giza without a guide! It's much more enjoyable and less stressful when someone is there to watch out for you. There are so many people that will try to rip you off there!

I went with Mohamed Bahaa whom I found on this site. You'll be happy you booked with him!

Visited January 2013
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