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The Mystery Of The Pyramids

Photo credit:  Albert Garcia/Flickr

Photo credit: Albert Garcia/Flickr

When you think of Egypt, you don’t think of the Nile, the desert of the cats. You, as every other normal person, think of the Pyramids of Giza. As one of the top attractions in Egypt and the last remaining wonder of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are a recognizable symbol of both history and mystery.

Classic Tourism

The pyramids are the biggest and oldest tourist site ever.

There are three main pyramids in Giza, which are the Pyramid of Kafhre, the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaura. The Sphinx is also located in Giza with the pyramids.

Travelers typically arrive in Cairo to begin the trek to the pyramids, because once you are in Cairo, it is easy to get to the pyramids.

Pack ample bottled water, a sun hat and sunblock. All of the pyramids are in the desert, so it would be best to prepare for the climate accordingly. You can get from Cairo to the pyramids by feet, bus or taxi.

If you think you can resist the temptation of taking a silly tourist snap with a finger pointing down on top of a pyramid, you are in for a surprise! The camel drivers are infuriating but the rides are fun: let’s face it, how many times are you going to get the chance to pose on a camel in front of the Sphinx?

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While you are in Egypt, make sure to check out the Temple of Karnak. This is the king of all sacred buildings and the world’s largest religious site. This complex of ruined temples and chapels is spread over 200 acres in Luxor, and just a mere sight of it will leave you in awe.

Just in case you can get easily scared by small stone corridors and the overall dark atmosphere, there is the Museum of Egyptian History in Cairo. With 160,000 items, it’s said to take nine months to see everything. But if you only have a day, make sure not to miss Tutankhamun and the room of the Royal Mummies.