Bent Pyramid
Bent Pyramid
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Steve P
Southampton, UK781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A total experience. The most amazing pyramid in Egypt, and the most challenging to go inside all the way. Be prepared for a lot of effort and aching thighs for a few days afterwards, but an amazing sense of achievement! This is the first proper pyramid in the world, though the angle was wrong. Look behind you, and you'll see the Red Pyramid, which was built when they realised the angle was wrong. Both pyramids were built for the same pharaoh - he was buried in the Red Pyramid.
Written 13 April 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited here from Cairo and enjoyed seeing this and the nearby red pyramid. We chose to enter this pyramid and go all the way to the end. This was an amazing journey and if you are in reasonable shape and not claustrophobic, I highly recommend it. The way is steep, and you have to bend over and crawl in some spots, but it is worth it. We went early in the day so it was not super hot and it was not at all crowded compared to Giza.
Written 25 February 2024
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EtienneWasTaken
Florence, Italy32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Best experience in Egypt, you CANNOT SKIP IT! We had already seen all the othe pyramids and gone inside, but this one was more fun. There were no lines compared to the 45 min line at the Giza pyramid. And once you got inside it was not swealtering hot, and didn’t smell weird like some of the other pyramids. My favorite part was THERE ARE BATS IN THE FINAL CHAMER! Highly recommend this, please check it out if your in Egypt, you won’t be disappointed
Written 8 April 2023
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Bent Pyramid was very cool! It was built after the Step pyramid, but before the Red Pyramid and shows the evolution of pyramid building in Egypt.
Written 28 March 2023
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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Probably my favorite pyramid in Egypt, a mind-blowing experience minus the people of the other pyramids, in Gizah. Also, it is one of the first to be built in the country.
You visit the interior you need to descend many stairs, climb many others, crouch, etc. Not recommended to claustrophobic people (although one of us was and managed fine) or unfit people. It is doable however, you will just be tired after :)

Please DO enter as the inner chambers are pretty different to the others, and utterly amazing
Written 19 April 2022
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Kirolos Sedra
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
This is really a masterpiece of architecture and shows trial and error and development stages of pyramid building and hard work of ancients
Written 10 March 2022
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a h
Australia3,259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
It is incredible Pyramid to visit, travelling 70m into it is hard but rewarding this is an experience on a different scale and a must do
Written 2 January 2021
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Bent Pyramid at Dahshur was built during the end of 27th century BC by Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu, the father of Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid at Giza. A unique example of early pyramid development in Egypt, this was the second pyramid built by Sneferu.It is called the Bent Pyramid because of the change in angle from 54 degrees to 43 degrees approximately half way to its peak. There are no drawings or writing anywhere on the pyramid & it has two entrances.
Written 1 April 2020
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iTravel_experiences
east coast148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Bent Pyramid, built around 2600 B.C. by Pharaoh Sneferu (Khufu's father) is the “Whoops! We messed up” pyramid as the bottom (still has some smooth limestone casing) is at a steep 54° angle before they realized it was structurally unstable, so the top part was adjusted to a shallower 43°. There was no other tourists out here in the isolated desert as we climbed up to the raised entrance, politely tried to feign ignorance as the “guard” greets us (and I am sure wanted to be tipped/bribed) and then clamber down a narrow 260 feet tunnel to reach deep inside this hopefully stable structure. It was pretty cool to see and to learn about.
Written 18 March 2020
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Lori D
Helena, MT407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Uncrowded pyramid with much of its outer cover intact. One can go inside, the climb is steep. Pick up a souvenir rock when your there.
Written 4 March 2020
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