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The Pyramids of Giza

The following is an article “The Pyramids of Giza” by Marc Pulisci.

Never mind the scorching sun or the sandy terrain that eventually leads to stony pathways. Nothing can match the greatness of the Pyramids of Giza.

The Pyramids of Giza

When in Cairo, be sure not to miss the magnificent glimpse of the enormous Egyptian pyramids that most tourists go to and marvel at. Tourism numbers have peaked recently for the Cradle of Civilization after a dip caused by political unrest. Today, you can fly to Egypt safely and see for yourself the magnitude of the limestone pyramids while pondering its profound history.

Egyptologists are on hand to serve as your guide every step of the way and since you’re on holiday, make sure that you don’t rush the journey. Naturally, the stony walkways might sometimes be a discomfort, but do try to find a quiet place with a good vantage point of the entire architecture to make up for it.

On most tour days, there will be large crowds that would make it seemingly difficult for you to navigate through. Just walk along with the pace but try your best to roam freely and take as many snapshots as you can. Pacing a few steps farther away from the dunes will allow you a beautiful view of the pyramids would be perfect for a social media post. Just make sure that you can handle the enclosed space and heat when entering the Great Pyramid into the King’s Chamber via the Grand Gallery. It will be worth it if you try.

Having some cash to spare is a plus, as it lets you avail of an exclusive access that guides offer prior to the main day tour. This will let you immerse in the grandness of the pyramids and give you a great view of the Great Sphinx.

And since we’re talking about cash, booking a holiday to Egypt has been made affordable by its government recently in the hopes to revive tourism. The Egyptian pound has also declined in its value, which means that accommodations have become very cheap nowadays with five-star hotels charging around $200 per night.

Most hotels are booked for the peak seasons and that would give you an idea on just how many tourists visit the Pyramids of Giza. It did push the influx of tourists when CNN Travel ranked the country as the second top destination this year behind Christchurch, New Zealand. But fret not, as there are more available hotels within the vicinity that will give you a great panoramic view of the pyramids from a distance, and a holiday experience that will leave you breathless.

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