Giza Holidays

Giza


Rising like big sandy Toblerone chunks from the beige coloured desert sand, the Pyramids at Giza Plateau are the planet's oldest tourist attraction. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. The other two - Chephren (Khafre) and Mycerinus (Menkaure) are equally impressive.

In front of the Pyramids sits the Sphinx, a statue with the face of a man and the body of a lion. Carved out of the surrounding limestone bedrock, at 57 metres (260 feet) long, 6 m (20 ft) wide, and with a height of 20 m (65 ft), the Sphinx is awesome in proportion. Blocks of stone weighing upwards of 200 tons were quarried in the construction phase to build the adjoining Sphinx Temple.

Located a stone's throw from Giza, tomb-strewn Saqqara offers many tombs and temples at a site that resembles a set piece from an Indiana Jones movie. Partially covered tombs, drifting sands and pyramids dotted across the horizon give way to the centrepiece - that of King Zhoser's step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.

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Giza is near Cairo. Listed below are some of our Holidays with Cairo

Cairo - Group Tours
Cairo - Group Tours Beyond Egypt
Cairo - XMAS & New Year Tours
Cairo - Family Tours
Cairo - Private Tours
Cairo - Day Tours
Cairo - Sun Festival Tours
Cairo - Red Sea Diving



 

Pyramids in Egypt - Interesting news clips!

 

  • New tombs discovered near the Pyramids of Giza - more
  • The magic of Dashur - ancient pyramids near Cairo - more

 

Watch the Video - Pyramids of Giza!

 

 

 

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Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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