Best things to do in Giza Governorate and sightseeing in Giza Governorate
The Pyramids of Giza - Giza Governorate
Okay no surprise there. One of the most historically significant and culturally rich sites is the pyramids in Egypt. Standing tall and proud on the vast sprawling sand dunes are these manmade marvel which leaves the tourist astound. The magnificence of these mighty structures together with Sphinx cannot even nearly be assessed from still or motion pictures. Set in the backdrop stories of world’s ancient most civilization, The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. Cairo is extremely rich in culture and as long been known for its musical and dramatic talent and as the site of a renaissance in Arab theatre. And don’t forget to bring back with you pristine Egyptian paintings made on papyrus.
Giza - Giza Governorate
The Pyramids of Giza refer to mainly the following 3 Pyramids:1.Also known as th Great Pyramid of Giza,this was Built in 2,550 B.C. by Pharaoh Khufu the second king of the 4th dynasty .The original height of this Pyramid is 481.4 feet (147 metres ) .2. Pyramid was built in 2520 BC by Pharaoh Khafre , the son of Pharaoh Khufu and the original height of this is 471 feet (143 metres).3. Pyramid was Built in 2490 BC by Pharaoh of Menkaure, the Son of Pharoah Khafre and measures 356.5 feet (109 metres) high. One of the most famous structures on the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world is The Great Pyramid of Giza.The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure in the world for 3800 years which is not only a testament to its durability but to its mark as one of the most remarkable structures built.Even today, Egyptologists are not completely sure how The Great Pyramid of Giza was built. In about 2,550 B.C. Pharaoh Khufu ordered the building of his tomb on the plateau of Giza which lies on the outskirts of Cairo. The tomb was designed to protect the Pharaoh’s body as well as his possessions. This would ensure a safe trip with all his belongings into the afterlife.The Great Sphinx:After the pyramids of Giza we visited The Great Sphinx which has the head of a man with a lion’s body.The light and sound show here begins with the story of the Sphinx who has been an eye witness to everything that happened in Egypt for the last five thousand years . The show also depicted the story of building the pyramids and relates the history of great and famous figures of ancient Egypt like Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tut Ankh Amon . Sakkara :Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep, who designed it and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary