Why the Great Pyramid of Giza? Because it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is not far from the Cairo airport and you could even visit them during a layover. And also because these pyramids are a marvel of human engineering and construction.
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Giza is the third largest city in Egypt, about 10 miles away from Cairo.
Spend one night at a hotel in Giza to enjoy the view of the pyramids in the evening. Every night there is an evening show at the pyramids that you can watch from the rooftop. The next day, you will wake up to an unbeatable view and breakfast overlooking the pyramids. It is even possible to walk to the main entrance if the hotel is not far.
If you want to visit on a short layover, you can either get a taxi at the airport or sign up for one of the organized tours. Actually, there are no mummies inside the pyramids, since they were all moved to the Egyptian Museum.
What to See
- Great Pyramid of Khufu
- Pyramid of Kharfe
- The Great Sphinx
- Pyramid of Snefuru
- Pyramid of Menkaure