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Inside Pyramids of Giza | Tombs, Temples & More

The Pyramids of Giza are one of Egypt's top attractions and see millions of visitors every year. Today, they are both a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Located in the Giza Necropolis, the pyramids are part of a cluster of ancient monuments. Before you plan a visit, read on to find out more about what is inside the Pyramids of Giza.

What’s inside the Pyramids of Giza?

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How to get inside the Pyramids of Giza?

Pyramids of Giza tickets start at EGP 200 per person for adults and EGP 100 for children and students. While you can buy tickets to the palace at the entrance, it is recommended that you pre-book your tickets online.  

If you have not bought a comprehensive ticket, or it is not included in your tour package, please keep in mind that entering the pyramids themselves costs extra. 

  • The Great Pyramid of Khufu: EGP 400
  • The Pyramid of Khafre: EGP 100
  • The Pyramid of Menkaure: EGP 100
  • Solar Boat Museum: EGP 100

Note: There are two ticket offices, one near each entrance to the Pyramid of Giza - the Sphinx Entrance, and the Great Pyramid Entrance. 

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What to see inside the Pyramids of Giza?

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inside pyramids of giza
inside pyramids of giza

The Queen’s Pyramids

Near the Pyramids of the three Pharaohs, there are smaller pyramids belonging to the pharaohs’ wives, mothers, and daughters. 

There are three small pyramids east of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, belonging to his mother Hetepheres I, and his wives Meritites and Henutsen. There are also three more small Queens’ Pyramids near the Pyramid of Menkaure.  

These are built in the same manner as the larger pyramids, with long passageways leading to a burial chamber. They are open to visitors a few at a time. Usually, tickets include a visit to one of the three pyramids of the queens of Khufu. You can also ask the ticket office which ones are open.

Other Highlights Inside the Giza Complex

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Solar Barque Museum

Also known as “Khufu's Boat Museum,” the museum houses a reconstruction of the pharaoh Khufu’s solar barque. This was the ship buried with the king to use on his journey across the heavens. In August 2021, the original was relocated to the Egyptian Museum.

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Valley Temples

Each of the three main pyramids has a valley temple which was used in the pharaoh’s mummification process, and where priests prepared the deceased pharaoh for burial. You can visit the Valley Temple of Khafre, which is located right near the Sphinx.

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Worker's Village

All-inclusive tickets to the pyramids include the Worker’s Village which is not to be missed. This was a small settlement built for the thousands of workers who helped construct the pyramids. Here you will find ancient bakeries, breweries, kitchens, and even a hospital.

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Cemeteries

When the pharaohs built the pyramids, many lesser royals and nobles who were a part of their court also chose the area as their final resting place. Today you can see hundreds of tombs in the Western and Eastern Cemeteries, with mastabas arranged along near rows and avenues.

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Mortuary Temples

Adjoining each pyramid is a mortuary temple, where priests worshipped the deceased pharaohs. Also called “funerary temples”, daily funerary rites were performed here and priests presented offerings of food and other items to the dead kings.

Tips for going inside the Pyramids of Giza

  • The passageways and galleries inside the pyramids are very narrow, so please reconsider going inside if you suffer from claustrophobia.
  • It takes about 30 minutes to complete a visit inside the Pyramids of Giza and can take longer on crowded days.
  • Cameras are not allowed inside the pyramids, and you can leave them at the entrance with the guards. You will get a ticket to collect them after your visit. 
  • If you are planning to go inside the pyramids, avoid long flowy dresses as the passageways can get very steep. 
  • Remember that there are no mummies inside the pyramids since they were all moved to the Egyptian Museum, which is well worth a visit.
  • You cannot climb up the outside of the pyramids, as it is illegal and extremely dangerous.

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Frequently asked questions about what’s inside the Pyramids of Giza

Q. Can you go inside the Pyramids of Giza?

A. Yes, you can go inside the three largest Pyramids of Giza, as well as a number of smaller pyramids at the site. However, you might need to purchase additional tickets to gain entry.

Q. What is inside the Pyramids of Giza?

A. Inside the Pyramids of Giza, you will find passageways leading to the burial chamber of the king or the queen. 

Q. How long does it take to tour the Pyramids of Giza?

A. It takes at least 3 hours to tour the Pyramids of Giza, and 30 minutes to explore the inside of each pyramid.

Q. What are the opening times of the Pyramids of Giza?

A. The Pyramids of Giza are open from 7 AM to 6 PM from April to September and from 8 AM to 4 PM from October to March. 

Q. Is it possible to climb the outside of the Pyramids of Giza?

A. No, visitors are forbidden from climbing the outside of the Pyramids.

Q. Can I buy tickets to visit the Pyramids of Giza?

A. You can purchase your Pyramids of Giza tickets here.