April 14, 2018

Exploring the Pyramids of Giza

Me with the Pyramid of Khafre

A few weeks ago, I was able to visit Cairo (mainly because of the cheap fare published by British Airways in business class between Cairo and Honolulu) and it was definitely a dream come true seeing the Pyramids and touching them 😍 I only spent a whole day in Cairo but it was enough as I only wanted to see the Pyramids. I also felt safe the whole time I was there and met other tourists who explored Egypt for a few weeks and thought the country is safe for tourists to visit. So if you want to see the Pyramids of Giza (the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) don't wait long and plan your trip soon 😍


Cairo to Honolulu Run with the Pyramids of Giza and Pearl Harbor Tour

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Exploring the Pyramids of Giza
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Since my Turkish Airlines flight lands at 7:50am, I had pre-booked a private tour of the Giza Pyramids where I would be picked up at the JW Marriott Cairo at 10am. One can also join a group tour but I guess most start picking you up from your hotel around 8am. And since it was almost the warmest time of the day when I visited the pyramids, I decided to just do the essentials and skip the camel ride, plateau, etc. Here are some of the pictures from my tour of the Giza Pyramids 😍

From the car, I could already see the Great Pyramid of Khufu 😍

Entrance to the pyramid complex

The Great Pyramid of Khufu, the largest and the first of three pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Great Pyramid of Khufu

Touching these stones took me back to ancient civilization 😍

The Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Khafre

Pyramid of Khafre

As the guide explained to me, this is Khufu's son's pyramid and since you can't build a pyramid taller than your father's, Khafre had his pyramid built a few meters lower 😉 This is the only pyramid that still has a smooth finishing over its top.

Me and the Pyramid of Khafre

The smallest one is the Pyramid of Menkaure, and belongs to the grandson of Khufu. I entered inside this pyramid and saw the beautifully preserved chambers although I was not allowed to take pictures.

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx (which is a lion sculpture with the head of a man) is mostly tied to the Pyramid of Khafre.

Ending my tour, I had a photo taken with all the three pyramids and the Great Sphinx behind me 😍