Giza

Giza is a town in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis. It is the capital of the Al Jizah Governorate. It is located right on the banks of the Nile River.

There will be self appointed guides and camel drivers waiting for you, to talk you into a guided visit, but this is hardly necessary. Just watch the huge pyramids and let their sheer size impress you.

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This is where the pyramids are, at least the biggest ones. There are a few others a bit more to the south, in Saqqara, where you find the oldest (step) pyramid, but you come to Giza for the big one.

Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.

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