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Dahshur

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Full-day Amazing Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo
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Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Dahshur

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I was afraid to go in, so I sat at the entrance and chatted with the older fellow that takes the tickets. His English is broken, but he has great insight! My travel buddy went in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Abreeotta W
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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see this historical place, but not the ost exciting place for a visit. You see it and then, get back in your car. Maybe better to see it on Nat Geo. :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by hotel, cost extra to get there, more to get in, should've spent more time at Giza pyramids instead. 100m climb to the middle of the pyramid's entrance, 100m steep descent into the pyramid, steeple room, more stairs up & over to next steeple room, crouch walk to tomb, absolutely nothing to see, turn around and do... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I was afraid to go in, so I sat at the entrance and chatted with the older fellow that takes the tickets. His English is broken, but he has great insight! My travel buddy went in. Be aware that when you get into the pyramid they will ask for a tip!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Outside Cairo you drive through palm tree farms to reach it. The stark contrast in landscape from the palm trees to endless desert. Less crowded then Giza you almost feel like a lone explorer. I ventured inside the pyramids which if you are up to it is worth doing.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The "Bent Pyramid" is the most notable and among the oldest structures known built by man. It exudes everything one thinks about pyramids. It is isolated, with nothing but desert around it. I little out of the way but a nice change from Giza where pyramids are close to the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not a tourist in sight - had the place to ourselves. While the great pyramids of Giza capture everyone's attention, let Dahshur's pyramids capture yours! The bent pyramid and the red pyramid - far more interesting than those "other" more popular pyramids (i.e. Giza)! Older than the pyramids of Giza, spend some time here and wander around! There were literally... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It was very interesting to hear the story of the shape of this pyramid and to see the structure in person.

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Thank caper2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not intended as a bent pyramid but during construction the designer realised that it is going to be too high and probably too difficult to take building materials to the summit, which resulted in a changed design.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Though the Great Pyramids are a must see, getting outside of time will afford you some quality time with a pyramid on your own. There was practically no one around when we were here. Talk about an experience!

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

A short drive out of Cairo, Dahshur boasts two of my favourite and most fascinating Egyptian pyramids. To start with, the drive to get to Danshur is certainly interesting as it contrasts greatly with the drive the great pyramids of Giza at the Giza plateau. The Danshur pyramids are reached via an agricultural area rather than desert. Lovely to see... More 

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