Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
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The largest and oldest of the Giza pyramids, this colossal structure stands nearly 500 feet tall.
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  • mgh1965
    Coolum Beach, Australia722 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot !
    Was amazing to see the pyramids up close and personal. A massive tick off my bucket list … BUT The journey that is to enter the pyramid is HELL. They let too many people in at once. It’s too hot , too crowded & was the scariest thing I have done in years. The climb up a very narrow, very step passage with people going both ways is extremely scary & uncomfortable. I couldn’t wait to get out of that space. I am glad I did it. But wouldn’t recommend it. If you are even a tiny bit scared of tight spaces , do NOT enter the Pyramid. And it also is a really hard climb. You must have some level of fitness.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 September 2023
  • herculesmom
    139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buy the extra experience to climb inside
    Touch the stone. Take photos. Climb. Fantastic photo opportunity. If able, purchase the extra ticket to climb inside. Not good if you’re claustrophobic. You’re bent at a 45 degree angle climbing up a wooden plank for a few hundred meters as others are coming downward to you bottoms first. You’re surrounded by thick block. You get a reprieve and can stand up after a bit but then another steep climb up another plank for another couple hundred meters. And you don’t want to hold up the line so you need to keep moving to reach the top, then stoop again for another six feet until you make it to the very top of the pyramid. Inside the top there are no windows nor fresh air …. But totally worth the experience if you are able bodied.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 September 2023
  • LordKoprovold
    Brno, Czech Republic68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indiana Jones like experience inside the pyramid!
    If you wanna feel at least a bit like Indiana Jones, pay a ticket into the Great Pyramid. The pyramid itself is breathtaking, but going inside it is a pretty cool experience. There's no light, so you need a flashlight (there were some lights but they weren't on, so we wouldn't do without our phones) and the path up is very very narrow with very low ceilings. Expect to crouch or duck most of the time. Not for anyone claustrophobic, afraid of dark or too corpulent, as there is a real possibility of getting stuck halfway (there's only one narrow path up for the most of the way and you have to count there are people going both up and down). Also not for asthmatics with bad asthma, the air is very heavy and when you finally reach the room with the sarcophagus, it's almost nonbreathable, probably because of low oxygen levels. Also consider going in if you're in a very bad shape physically, most of the way you go up and it can be physically demanding. But, totally worth it. Who can say that they were in the greatest pyramid in the world, right?
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 September 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw it everyday from my Guesthouse Room!
    It is one of the biggest pyramids in Giza, visited it and the other pyramids on Day 1 of my visit. Lots of tourists here, starting at 8:30 in the morning. Got 2 big windows in my room at the Guesthouse located accross from it. Looked at it and admired it from these windows. What a view!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,026 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Great Pyramid is colossal
    The Great Pyramid is colossal. It is much larger than I had envisioned it. After seeing photos all my life it was phenomenal to finally see it in person. It is mind boggling how these huge blocks of stone were so precisely fitted together to make this structure without the use of modern technology.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was unprepared for the Indiana Jones journey inside the pyramid! And the sauna!
    I decided to buy tickets to the Khufu pyramid and I was excited at first to actually see what's inside the pyramid. But boy was I unprepared for it! If you're prone to heat stroke or have mobility issues, I would not recommend doing it. Getting inside I thought it was just a straight tunnel, but then it started to look like a cave, and then the way became a steep slope! You have to crouch while climbing up and also hit the people going down. You're also at the mercy of people with limited mobility scared of slipping going down, or catching their breath going up. I'm surprised the boards are able to handle the crowds going up and down, and on top of that, it was a sauna! You'll be baked alive while inside, and at the end is a photo-op and you have to do the poses quickly. No time for weird awkward poses since the heat will harm you. Understandably there is no ventilation because it was ancient after all. And finally getting outside the 32-degree heat was actually a welcome blessing compared to the inside of the pyramid's tunnels.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Largest at Giza
    We had the benefit of a very good guide who gave us a complete oral history of the site and how it fits into the ancient world. This is the largest of the pyramids at Giza and the whole site is not to be missed. Be prepared for merchants who want to sell you stuff.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
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O M E R
Greater London, UK3,013 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
The Great pyramid(Pyramid of Khufu), built around 2550BC by Pharoah Khufu, is the biggest of all pyramids in Giza and was also the first one built in this complex. It's right at the entrance behind the ticket office.
Great pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Written 6 May 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,173 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
We had the benefit of a very good guide who gave us a complete oral history of the site and how it fits into the ancient world. This is the largest of the pyramids at Giza and the whole site is not to be missed. Be prepared for merchants who want to sell you stuff.
Written 5 May 2024
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Harrison H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
IT SUCKED! IT TURNS OUT THAT THE PYRAMIDS WERE FAKE! SOME LITTLE DUMB KID JUMPED ON THEM AND IT POPPED 😡😡😡😡😡😡 L Vector
Written 23 April 2024
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Dee D
Atlanta, GA25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I paid the additional fee and stood in line to go inside the Great Pyramid, but I changed my mind because it was just too hot. Tourists farther ahead of my tour group were turning around and exiting the pyramid. Many of them look like they had just got out of the shower. The best time to tour many of these sites is during the winter months. We were visiting toward the end of September when the temperatures during most of the days were greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, I read that there is not much see inside anyway.
Written 23 March 2024
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Info L
Madrid, Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Don’t miss it. It will be the highlight of your life let alone your trip. Super well maintained and easy to walk. Must must must
Written 6 January 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I decided to buy tickets to the Khufu pyramid and I was excited at first to actually see what's inside the pyramid. But boy was I unprepared for it!

If you're prone to heat stroke or have mobility issues, I would not recommend doing it. Getting inside I thought it was just a straight tunnel, but then it started to look like a cave, and then the way became a steep slope! You have to crouch while climbing up and also hit the people going down. You're also at the mercy of people with limited mobility scared of slipping going down, or catching their breath going up.

I'm surprised the boards are able to handle the crowds going up and down, and on top of that, it was a sauna! You'll be baked alive while inside, and at the end is a photo-op and you have to do the poses quickly. No time for weird awkward poses since the heat will harm you.

Understandably there is no ventilation because it was ancient after all. And finally getting outside the 32-degree heat was actually a welcome blessing compared to the inside of the pyramid's tunnels.
Written 23 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Great Pyramid is colossal. It is much larger than I had envisioned it. After seeing photos all my life it was phenomenal to finally see it in person. It is mind boggling how these huge blocks of stone were so precisely fitted together to make this structure without the use of modern technology.
Written 10 November 2023
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Of all Egypt's attractions, the Cheops Pyramid is probably the one you most want to experience. It's the world's most legendary pyramid.

I've dreamt of seeing the Cheops Pyramid my whole life, and when the colossal structure suddenly loomed before me, I was close to tears. It's even more fantastic in reality than in pictures.

In addition to the entrance ticket to the area, I highly recommend purchasing a ticket to visit the interior of the pyramid. It's a great experience, but it's also really hard work!

You walk hunched over a narrow and steep staircase - far, far, deep into the pyramid - while others on their way out pass you in the narrow passage. The air is hot and humid, and you'll be sweating.

In a way, the sarcophagus in the small room you struggle to reach is a disappointment. But hey, next to the sarcophagus, you can look forward to meeting a genuine stand-up comedian.

The guard will instruct you to make all sorts of funny gestures while he takes pictures of you with your smartphone. You can't help but laugh. If you're satisfied with the result, the guard hopes you'll give him a little tip - but you can also choose not to.

The way out of the pyramid is easier than the way in, and when you feel the fresh air outside, you'll forget how hard you've worked.

However, this experience is not recommended for individuals with claustrophobia or mobility issues.
Written 7 November 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It is one of the biggest pyramids in Giza, visited it and the other pyramids on Day 1 of my visit. Lots of tourists here, starting at 8:30 in the morning.

Got 2 big windows in my room at the Guesthouse located accross from it. Looked at it and admired it from these windows. What a view!
Written 22 October 2023
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Sol M
New Jersey12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Majestic, this pyramid which is indeed a wonder of the world! Great experience ....100% recommended!!
Written 2 October 2023
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