Pharaonic Tourist Attractions in Cairo, Saqqara Egypt

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 IF you are looking forward to discovering the secrets of building the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkare, and the Sphinx, and discovering historical facts about the lives of the kings of the Fourth Pharaonic Dynasty, you can visit the most important archaeological monuments that I recommend for gaining knowledge and learning about everything that is hidden.

Hurghada Lovers Provide for you Hurghada to Pyramids Tours by Bus or Minivan small Group and Luxury Private Day Trips to visit Famous Pharaonic Tourist Attractions in Cairo and Giza. 

What is Cairo most famous for?

  • The city of Cairo is considered the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the most crowded city in Egypt. The city of Cairo contains the most important Pharaonic, Islamic, historical and Coptic archaeological landmarks and tourist attractions, in addition to museums, activities and entertainment for families, children and couples.
  • While the city of Giza contains the three pyramids and the Sphinx, and next to it is the Saqqara area in Dahshur, which contains the Step Pyramid of Djoser and many archaeological sites. 

Pharaonic Tourist attractions in Cairo & Giza

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Pyramid of Khafre
  • Pyramid of Menkaure
  • The Sphinx of Giza
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • The Boat Of Cheops
  • Tombs of the Pyramid Builders
  • Tomb of Queen Meresankh iii. 

Pharaonic Tourist attractions in Saqqara & Dahshur

  • Red Pyramid
  • Pyramid of Djoser
  • The Black Pyramid
  • Bent Pyramid
  • Dahshur
  • Saqqara
  • The Southern Tomb in King Djoser funeral complex
  • Dead Hostage
  • Tomb of Serapeum
  • Tomb of Mereruka
  • Tomb of Ty
  • AbuSir Pyramids
  • Buried Pyramid
  • Layer Pyramid
  • Pyramid of Senusret I
  • Pyramid of Djedefre
  • Pyramid of Djedkare Isesi
  • Pyramid of Unas
  • Pyramid of Amenemhat I 

Discover the most important ancient Pharaonic sites in Giza, Cairo, and the Saqqara region, and what are the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions available to families and friends to spend a fun time and a special vacation in Egypt. You can visit these places and landmarks by Hurghada to Pyramids of Giza Tours or by purchasing an entry ticket directly from the box office and moving via public transportation in Cairo and Giza and avoiding crowds. Traffic at noon. 

Pyramids of Giza

Khufu pyramid

The pyramid of Khufu is the first of the pyramids of Giza, which was built in 2560-2540 BC in the era of the Pharaonic Fourth Dynasty.

The engineer Ham Iono is considered to be the one who created the internal and external architectural design of the Great Pyramid. Its height at construction was 146 meters. With the passage of time and erosion conditions, the height of the Great Pyramid is now 230 meters.

More than 2,300,000 limestone were used, with an average stone weight of 2.5 tons. The Great Pyramid was built on an area of ​​12 acres and is 45 meters above ground level.

The design of the base of the pyramid of King Khufu is square in shape, and the size of each side of the pyramid is 226.5 meters. The pyramid was built after 20 years of hard work by more than 100 thousand workers, engineers and supervisors.

The Great Pyramid was built as a pharaonic tomb to bury the mummy and treasures of King Khufu and his royal family.

The main entrance to the pyramid was built at a height of 20 meters from the base level and is located in the middle of the northern side of the Great Pyramid.

Khafre's pyramid

The pyramid was built in the era of the Pharaonic Fourth Dynasty.

The pyramid of King Khafre was designed with a size less than the size of the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, as the height of the pyramid is 144 meters and now it is 136 meters and the area of the base is 215 square meters.

Two entrances to the pyramid of King Khafre were built in the middle of the northern direction, which leads to a long corridor and then ends to the burial stone of the king's mummy.

Menkaure's pyramid "Menkaure"

The height of the pyramid of King Menkaurea is 65 meters and the area of ​​the base is 102, where the length of each lost square base is 108 meters.

The entrance to the main pyramid was built at a height of 4 meters from ground level.

Legends and Wonders of the Pyramids of Giza:

  • It was discovered that placing a cup of colored water inside the corridor of the Great Pyramid for 6 days, you will find that it becomes pure water without colors.
  • It was discovered that storing fresh meat for long periods in the corridor of the pyramid does not rot or spoil.
  • Flowers and plants grow above normal when placed inside the main passages of the pyramid.
  • Nicotine disappears from cigarettes when placed in aisles for long periods.
  • The pyramid contains secret passages, chambers and tunnels that have not been discovered yet, despite attempts by archaeologists and despite the development of robot technology.
  • An opening was discovered at the top of the pyramid of King Menkare with an engineering design that allows sunlight to pass into the burial chamber of the king's mummy once a year, which is the birthday of King Menkare.

Great Sphinx of Giza

The Sphinx was carved from a huge stone block in the era of King Khafre in 2558-2532 BC as a guard for the pyramids and the Pharaonic royal tombs and the gates of the underworld.

The Great Sphinx was designed looking towards the east and was restored and repaired in the era of King Tuthmosis IV, where the dream painting was discovered, a painting in the ancient Egyptian language that tells of the king's achievements.

The Sphinx is about 20 meters high, 74 meters high, and 14 meters wide.

Carving of the Great Sphinx in the form of a lion's body and the head of a "Pharaonic" human, and it had a false beard, but it was broken. It is located in the British Museum in London, England.

There is an opening under the permission of the Sphinx as a result of the traveler Hayward Phys' use of dynamite during excavations and an attempt to discover the secret passages and vaults inside the Sphinx.

The nose of the Sphinx was destroyed and damaged by the cannons of the French campaign led by Napoleon, in addition to climate factors and erosion over time, as the width of the nose was 100 cm.

Details Giza pyramid complex:

Address: Giza.
Opening Hours: From 08:00 am to 17:00 pm (Summer), From 08:30 am to 16:00 pm (Winter)
Entrance Ticket for Adults: 400 EGP
Entrance Ticket for kids ” above the age of 6 to 12″: 200 EGP
Entrance Ticket for kids ” from 0 to 5″: Free
Tram Ticket: 5 EGP

What currency is accepted in Egypt?

The Egyptian currency is the Egyptian pound. The exact exchange rate can be obtained at banks or online before departure. It is advisable to exchange money in a bank at a resort, in Egypt dollars and euros are also accepted as payment.

Where can I exchange currency for Egyptian pounds?

This is possible at the hotel bank. There are several other redemption points, but not as many as many years ago. A bureau de change is the same as a bank. Now it is also possible to change money at the terminals or simply withdraw money from the card through them.

How much money is allowed to import?

A maximum of £1,000 and up to $10,000, which must be registered on entry.

How many Egyptian pounds can I take with me to Egypt?

A maximum of 1,000 books can be transported to Egypt or taken on entry.

How many cigarettes are allowed to be exported from Egypt?

From the age of 17, you can take out 200 cigarettes, two blocks or 250 grams.

How much alcohol is allowed to import into Egypt?

You can take 1 liter of alcohol containing more than 22%, or 2 liters containing less than 22%, or 4 liters of still wine.