Khafre's Pyramid
Khafre's Pyramid
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Next to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, this is the second-largest of the Giza pyramids; Khafre was the son of Khufu.
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,537 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed my views of this Pyramid !
    On Day 1 of my visit of Giza/Cairo attractions, this was one of the pyramids that I visited. Located next to it is the Khufu Pyramid. Entrance fee to the areas where the pyramids are located is 360 EGP or about 12 US $. I had 4 great days in Giza where I could see and watch this pyramid and that of Khufu from the windows of my Guesthouse located accross from it. Enjoyed mingling with the locals here, no rushings like in a Group Tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas3,866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second largest of the Pyramids of Giza
    Khafre’s Pyramid is the second largest of the Pyramids of Giza. This entire complex is hard to comprehend. I’ve seen photos since I was a child and I never thought I would get to see them in person. But my wife and I booked a two week tour of the Nile and Egypt this past December. The trip was phenomenal. One of the best trips of our life. After seeing them, it is still hard to understand how they were constructed.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Gustavo W
    Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Times
    Standing in the shadow of Khafre's Pyramid, we marveled at the architectural marvel that stood as a testament to ancient craftsmanship. The precision with which the massive stones were fitted together left us in awe, pondering the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians who erected this monumental structure. Ascending the pyramid, hand in hand, we reveled in the breathtaking panoramic views that unfolded. The vast desert stretched before us, creating a stark yet beautiful contrast to the age-old structure beneath our feet. The Giza Plateau revealed its mysteries, and the Sphinx added an enigmatic touch to the landscape. As we explored the inner chambers of Khafre's Pyramid, the air thick with history, we felt a profound connection to the past. The hieroglyphs and chambers whispered tales of ancient pharaohs and their enduring legacies, transporting us to a bygone era.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
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Gustavo W
Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Standing in the shadow of Khafre's Pyramid, we marveled at the architectural marvel that stood as a testament to ancient craftsmanship. The precision with which the massive stones were fitted together left us in awe, pondering the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians who erected this monumental structure.

Ascending the pyramid, hand in hand, we reveled in the breathtaking panoramic views that unfolded. The vast desert stretched before us, creating a stark yet beautiful contrast to the age-old structure beneath our feet. The Giza Plateau revealed its mysteries, and the Sphinx added an enigmatic touch to the landscape.

As we explored the inner chambers of Khafre's Pyramid, the air thick with history, we felt a profound connection to the past. The hieroglyphs and chambers whispered tales of ancient pharaohs and their enduring legacies, transporting us to a bygone era.
Written 21 January 2024
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Khafre’s Pyramid is the second largest of the Pyramids of Giza. This entire complex is hard to comprehend. I’ve seen photos since I was a child and I never thought I would get to see them in person. But my wife and I booked a two week tour of the Nile and Egypt this past December. The trip was phenomenal. One of the best trips of our life. After seeing them, it is still hard to understand how they were constructed.
Written 10 November 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
On Day 1 of my visit of Giza/Cairo attractions, this was one of the pyramids that I visited. Located next to it is the Khufu Pyramid. Entrance fee to the areas where the pyramids are located is 360 EGP or about 12 US $.

I had 4 great days in Giza where I could see and watch this pyramid and that of Khufu from the windows of my Guesthouse located accross from it. Enjoyed mingling with the locals here, no rushings like in a Group Tour.
Written 22 October 2023
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,048 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Family
Writing about the magnificent Pyramids in Egypt is on the one hand an interesting topic and on the other an unknown/mysterious topic, and there is also an official position on the origin and purpose of the existence of the magnificent Pyramids in Giza. Since I am curious and eager for knowledge, I ask myself questions. Why are the phenomena not shown in the second pyramid in Giza as in the first, great pyramid of Cheops? Is the Pyramid of Khafre just a pale copy of the Great Pyramid? The Great Pyramid of Cheops, or the Great Pyramid, is always in the center of attention of many tourists and researchers of the mysterious past, but few of them have dealt with the two monumental pyramids, although somewhat smaller and younger buildings. It is about the pyramid of Khafre, which was allegedly built by Cheops' son and heir to the throne, around 2530 BC and which, together with the pyramid of the ruler Mikerin, forms a group of three attractive stone colossuses on the Giza plateau near Cairo. Although these three pyramids are inseparable symbols of ancient Egypt, only one of them, the oldest, the Cheops pyramid, is on the list of world wonders. Why this is so, and why the art of building pyramids, after the largest and most perfect one, went backwards, instead of progressing, scientists have not given any convincing evidence even to this day, except that the pharaohs gave up building tombs of this type for fear of burglars, who actually managed to rob most of the seventy pyramids. In the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Khafre has kept a secret that has resisted time and researchers for centuries, namely, what is hidden in its interior and is it really just a massive tomb with a single room that, in addition, an empty sarcophagus was found? It is interesting to state how scientists imagine that these buildings were created. First, they say, hundreds of years before the pyramids were built, the Egyptian pharaohs were preoccupied with preparing funeral chambers for themselves. According to tradition, they were built underground and were equipped with many side rooms where all the things needed for the pharaoh's afterlife were left. However, archaeologists, as well as treasure hunters, have always found it strange that the second largest, the pyramid of Khafre, is completely filled with stone blocks. One of the scientists who once directed an examination of its interior by means of cosmic ray irradiation commented on it as follows: 'Why would Khafre, having spent his childhood watching his father's slaves build a magnificent and complex series of rooms and corridors in the Great Pyramid, satisfied with erecting a massive and uninteresting pile of limestone blocks as his own pyramid? The world doesn't know that yet. In order to find an answer to that question, it is necessary to consider several important historical facts. One of them is that Pharaoh Khu-fu, better known by the Greek version of his name Cheops, was in fact an insignificant ruler, who would have been forgotten if the construction of the Great Pyramid had not been associated with his name. In this regard, his son Kefren, as a statesman and pharaoh, was far more powerful and significant. It should only be mentioned that scientists believe that he had his image carved on the Sphinx, which means that it was already very old in his time because Khafre restored it to 'his image and opportunity'. Secondly, the pharaohs always tried to surpass their predecessors in everything, including the monumentality of the buildings. If it is true that the builder of the Great Pyramid was Chephren's father Cheops, then he - Khafre, as the heir to the Egyptian throne, had at his disposal not only the engineers and builders who had been building this world wonder for the previous twenty years, but also the possibility that the acquired experience, even the bad one in terms of guarding the pyramid from robbers, use it so that his future eternal house would surpass that of his father. Instead, the new ruler lightly gives up such a possibility, reduces the height of his building by ten meters, although at the same time, historians say, he persistently tries to erase all traces of the existence of his father Cheops, so that only one figurine with his image remains of him. , found in a completely different place, while one inscription in the pyramid, which serves as the crowning proof that Cheops was its builder, could have been engraved later. Thirdly and most importantly, the reason why there are no phenomena in Khefre's pyramid that are shown in the Great Pyramid of Cheops is that the proportions and dimensions were not respected, which, as is now certain, enable the action of cosmic radiation or some other forces inside the Cheops pyramid. Therefore, taking into account the recent discoveries of traces of water and winds on the pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx, which could only have been created if they existed 12,000 years ago, while similar observations regarding the pyramids of Khefre and Mikerin have not been published, it can only be concluded one thing: - The pharaohs, during the Old Kingdom, already found the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx as the remains of some ancient civilization that existed on the land of Egypt before them.
Written 13 September 2023
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MareeBarron
Adelaide, Australia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed going into khufu pyramid. I was in a tour and only 2 of us went inside. I would recommend at least 45 minutes to go inside and back out again. We did it in 25 minutes and were rushed. And didn't get to appreciate it as much. It's a narrow passage to navigate to the funeral chamber.. and you can't really stop and get clear photos.
Written 13 March 2023
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Apotri77
Bhopal, India255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This is the 2nd biggest pyramid on earth but looks taller than Khufu or Cheops and that because it's on elevated platform.
Built by king Khufu's son Khafre this is in excellent preserved state and one can still see the limestone covering at the top.
I guess no one goes from Egypt without visiting both these pyramids.
The place gets a little spoilt & is a little smelly because of horse poop.
Written 10 March 2023
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LoveTravel265003
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
By removing all the idiots that want to sell you anything that they can. I had one guy placed postcards that were wrapped in plastic cover on my arm when I was taking a photo with a camera. When I flicked my arm up, the postcards flew through the air & hit the ground, the man said
"My God"
as I stormed off.
Written 11 December 2022
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eileendel2018
San Diego, CA51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
It was an amazing place! Our guides were very nice and knowledgeable. The only set back were the camels. They should have animal pooh pouches on them. They smell so bad it makes the entire place unsanitary. I know that it’s a natural thing, but it can be a better place to visit without the camel’s pooh.
Written 4 November 2022
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Sally J
Martinsburg, WV476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I guess no one comes to Egypt and misses seeing the pyramids at Giza.
A wonderful sight.
We got there pretty early in the morning, which is probably advisable: it wasn't too hot or too crowded.
Written 27 April 2022
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Make sure your guide takes you round this one too. Mine missed it. Worth a closer look. Admire the geometry and effort taken to build it.
Written 13 April 2022
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