The Pyramids of Giza is the only standing monument among the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After seeing movies like The Mummy, and reading books like The Alchemist, anyone would want a taste of the great pyramids.

The fascinating polygonal magic of the giant pyramids is hard to comprehend. You have to go and see it with your own eyes. 

HOW TO GO

Cairo, the Egyptian capital, has an international airport. Thus, it is easy to fly into Cairo from any major international city in the world. Once you reach Cairo, you are nearly there because the ancient pyramids lie just to the west of the metropolitan city.

Book a cab using the “Careem” app. Otherwise, you will have to use the meterless taxis, which are costly. Public buses, as well as microbuses, are an easy and cheap option to get from Cairo to the Pyramids.

WHEN TO GO

Summers are dry and hot in the desert country of Egypt. It is a good idea to plan your trip in winter (November to March) when the temperature is bearable. Just as the summers are scorching hot, the winters are also chilly. The hotels have air conditioning but no heaters so you should bring warm clothes with you.

THINGS TO DO

The three pyramids in the Giza plateau, along with the Sphinx, define tourism in Egypt. On the other hand, the eastern area of the plateau is very commercialized. If you want a natural view of the pyramids, then approach from the southern part of the plateau.

Each Pyramid has different entry fees. Inside the Pyramids, there is nothing too exciting. However, a ticket inside the Sphinx will give you an uncrowded evening in this beautiful Egyptian ruin. Lastly, the Solar Barque Museum displays various excavations near the Great Pyramid.

WHERE TO STAY

Those who are on a budget tend to stay in the central part of Cairo. However, if you want to stay close to the Great Pyramids, there are also budget hotels nearby. Pyramids Loft Homestay and Pyramids View Inn are great places to crash after a tiring day.

ELECTRICITY

You will need a Type E socket adapter to plug in your charger. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. Keep in mind, devices with less than 220 V cannot work in hotels here. You will need a transformer, which adjusts voltage flow, for your device to work. 

March 8, 2017 4:15 pm Published by

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