Giza Plateau | A Historic Site of Egypt
The Giza Plateau is a site on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. It is the site of an ancient Egyptian cemetery, which includes the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, several lesser pyramids, a workers' village, and more. Before you visit, find out more about what you will find on the Giza Plateau.
Why Visit the Giza Plateau?
The Giza Plateau is one of the most iconic sites in Egypt, being home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and many more historical wonders.
These pyramids are over 4,500 old, making them some of the very oldest man-made monuments in the world. There are many experiences to be had in this vast area, ranging from adventurous activities to cultural events. Also on the Giza Plateau is the Great Sphinx, and more.Book Pyramids of Giza Tickets
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Giza Plateau Location
Address: Giza Necropolis, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt
The Giza Plateau is situated along Al-Haram Street in Giza, to the west of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Getting to the Giza Plateau
You can take a taxi to the Pyramids from any part of Cairo at a reasonable cost. you can flag down a taxi, or pre-book a taxi and ask them to wait for you until you’ve finished your visit.
You can book an Uber to take you to the Pyramids, it is both convenient and also will not involve haggling for the price.
From central Cairo, public bus routes 355, 357, 900, or 997 will take you out to Giza and the Pyramids. You can also take a microbus to the pyramids from any normal bus stop.
Metro line 2 runs to Giza, and the nearest station is Giza on Al-Haram Road. From here you can take either a bus or a taxi to the Pyramids.
What Can You Do at the Giza Plateau?
There are a number of activities that you can do on the Giza Plateau when you make a visit to the Pyramids of Giza.
You can go on guided tours where you can also learn about Egypt’s rich history with the help of an expert Egyptologist tour guide.Book Pyramids of Giza Guided Tours
Go Inside the Pyramids
It is possible to go inside the three largest Pyramids of Giza, as well as a number of smaller pyramids at the site. You can explore the chambers and passageways built to house the dead pharaohs.Why Go Inside the Pyramids?
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You can also explore the area at a slower pace by going on a camel ride in the Sahara Desert around the Pyramids. Experience the pyramids away from the crowds from the quiet of the desert.Camel Safaris at Giza
Plan Your Visit to the Giza Plateau
Summer (April - September): 8 AM - 5 PM
Winter (October - March): 8 AM - 4 PM
Best Time to Visit: It’s best to visit the Pyramids of Giza in the morning between 10 AM and noon.Pyramids of Giza Timings
- The Pyramids of Giza are not fully accessible by wheelchair. But, it is possible to get fairly close to the Pyramids of Khufu and Khafre via the sidewalks.
- While there are no official audio guides available, you can download them from the internet if needed.
- There is no official dress code for visiting the Pyramids, but it is recommended that you wear something comfortable and fairly modest.
- Try to opt for clothes made of a breathable material like cotton or linen as it gets very hot near the pyramids.
- Take something to cover your head, such as a hat or a scarf to protect yourself from the harsh desert sun.
- Also, remember to wear comfortable footwear as you will have to do a lot of walking.
Toilets: There are several public toilets on the Giza Plateau at the two ticket booths near the entrances to the Pyramid Complex.
Baby Changing facilities: There are no baby changing facilities inside the Pyramids of Giza complex, but you will find several options near the Giza Plateau.
Shopping: Visitors can purchase gifts and souvenirs from the shops located near the Pyramids of Giza.Visit the Pyramids of Giza
Frequently Asked Questions About the Giza Plateau
A. The Giza Plateau is a site on the outskirts of Cairo that was once an ancient Egyptian cemetery, which includes the Great Pyramids of Giza.
A. The Giza Plateau is situated in the Sahara Desert, in the outskirts of the Giza Governorate, to the west of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
A. The Giza Plateau has some of the most recognizable and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt, including the famous Pyramids of Giza. They were built over 4500 years ago, and are still standing tall after all these years.
A. The oldest building on the Giza Plateau is the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which dates back to c.2600 BC. This makes it over 4,500 years old.
A. There are three big pyramids of the pharaohs at the Giza Necropolis, as well as 6 smaller subsidiary pyramids of queens and other royal women.
A. The pyramids are the tombs of the Pharaohs. They are filled with are many chambers including the King's Chamber where you will find the sarcophagus.
A. Yes, you can enter all the three Pyramids of Giza, as well as a number of the Queen’s Pyramids.
A. The Pyramids of Giza Complex is open seven days a week from 8 AM - 5 PM in the summer and 8 AM - 4 PM in the winter.
A. The best way to visit the Giza Plateau and the Pyramids of Giza is by taking a taxi or bus. Learn more about getting there.
A. Yes. Tickets to the Pyramids of Giza are available here.