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Great Sphinx
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Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids with Camel Ride
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Private Half-Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza with Lunch from Cairo
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Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Day Tour including Lunch from Cairo
Ranked #3 of 83 things to do in Giza
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Owner description: At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious sculpture was carved from a solid limestone block.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

From the age of 8 when I read a newspaper article on king tut I had a dream of visiting Egypt. Most of the sights I have visited have lived up to the romantic visions I had and the Sphinx did not disappoint. My only issue is that you look south at the sphinx with the pyramids behind it imagining what life would have been like in pharaonic times, then turn around and look straight at KFC !

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We made a fairly early start, enabling us to view the Pyramid and the Sphynx in peace. It was lovely to be able to stand quietly, taking it all in, breathing in the history without the crush of other tourists and the annoyance of persistent vendors. We visited again in the evening to see the light and sound show which was stunning. Once again, there were very few visitors at our showing.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

You cannot visit the Pyramids without visiting the Sphinx. Try to visit in the morning as the afternoon sun can interfere with taking photos. you can take photos with the Pyramids in the background.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Sphinx is an iconic statue that stands guard over the pyramids at Giza. It is an amazing structure, even missing part of the nose. Again, the age of the sphinx is amazing. The only dislike I had was the abundance of vendors trying to sell you everything. They were pushy, but under the circumstances, with virtually no tourism to speak of these people are desparate to try and make a living.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

After watching the Sphinx on many documentaries and seeing many images, seeing it in person was amazing, the scale and location are a must see, add to your bucket list if it isn't already there.

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