The Great Pyramid of Giza, a name that also known as the largest pyramid in Egypt. Besides knowing as Pyramid of Giza, it also known as Pyramid of Khufu and Pyramid of Cheops. But large is not just the most impression of this pyramid. This pyramid also known as the oldest pyramid, specifically the oldest and the largest pyramid from 3 pyramids in Giza Necropolis.
Pyramid of Giza was constructed since 2560 up to 2540 BC or about 20 years of construction period. The height is about 146.5 meters with 230.4 meters of base. Inside the pyramid, there are 3 known chambers. The lowest chamber was cut to the bedrock. For the higher chambers, there are Queen’s Chamber and King’s Chamber.
The impressive thing about this building is about its material. There are more than 2.3 million blocks constructed this building. Many people believe the blocks have been transported from quarries. For the largest granite stone, it was transported from Aswan. The location is about 800 km from the location of Pyramid of Giza.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is surrounded by several buildings. It looks like an ancient complex with several pyramids and buildings surrounding it. But if you visit Pyramid of Giza, get the chance to come into the building. Take a look to the inside to answer your curiosity. But if you want to try it, make sure to do it on the right time. At least, when the temperature is not so hot. Come into the pyramid is like coming to the ancient Egypt. The environment feels mysterious and little stuffy. The corridor is pretty small, but after coming deeper, you will see the large room inside the pyramid.
To enjoy the attraction of Pyramid of Giza, you have to buy the ticket first. You can get it near the main entrance or near the Sphinx that located at the eastern of the Plateau. If you want to visit the site, it will be better to come in from the second entrance. It will allow you to avoid the crowd. Beside it, you can explore the Sphinx in silence too.
The admission fee of this site is not too expensive. To enter the site, it just takes LE 80. And to enter the pyramid, it will cost LE 40 for the Pyramid of Menkaure. For the Pyramid of Giza, the cost is more expensive with LE 120. Interestingly, tourists can also get 50% of discount. By showing the Student ID, students can get the lower price.