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“This is amazing except for the idiot scammers”
Review of Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza
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$37.50*
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Private Half-Day Trip to Giza Pyramids with Camel-Riding
Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Giza
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Owner description: Perhaps the most recognizable among the Seven Wonders of the World, the exact origin of these majestic pyramids continues to spark debate.
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“This is amazing except for the idiot scammers”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I was truly in awe of the pyramids when seeing them up close. It really is a magical place. Unfortunately it is full of these idiots trying to get you to ride their camel or horse. It is a continuous harassment and barrage. A friend of mine decided to try it, and they wouldn't let her get off the camel unless she paid $100 USD. Another one of these horrible, sadly frequent experiences offered by Egypt. Unfortunately nothing is being done by the authorities, and everything is run amuck.

The only advantage right now of visiting Giza is there is a lack of tourists in the area.

So here's a tip: Put on your earphones, and deliberately avoid the hustlers. In fact, make it a point to not acknowledge their existence. They're simply there to try to make easy money and it should not be encourage. The truth is, it ruins the opportunity to reflect and enjoy the moment of being in the proximity of such an amazing piece of human achievement and architecture.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fantastic experience!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

To walk around and touch the pyramids was just a mind-blowing experience! Be careful of getting the locals to take photos of you as they will want to be paid. Best camel rides are up at the 3rd pyramid, not down at the 1st one.

Visited January 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Amazingggggggg, u will be mesmerized....It's amazing to see that this culture was there thousands of years ago.

I love it

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Mhow, India
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“Lifetime Experience”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

1.Marvelous Monument.
2.Huge.
3.Almost Impossible to imagine how people would've made such a thing in those times.
4.Slavery was bad but hats off to the Genius of Architect.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Such a serence place to look and reflect. As I gazed at the top of the 1st Pyramid I couldn't help but notice, the skies were clear and blue. The air was crisp; as the desert breeze blew across my face I thought; what a wonderful world.

Visited January 2013
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