The Pyramid of Khafre is the second-largest pyramid in the Giza Plateau. Located to the southwest of the older Pyramid of Khufu, it was built by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Khafre, the son of Khufu around 2570 BC.
This pyramid is unique for retaining a section of its original white outer casing stones at the very top. Find out more about this ancient wonder.
The Pyramid of Khafre is the second-largest and the second-tallest of the three Pyramids of Giza, built to house the tomb of Pharaoh Khafre. It is renowned for retaining some of the original limestone rocks from around 4500 years ago.
The Pyramid of Khafre was built as an elaborate tomb for the Pharaoh Khafre of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom in ancient Egypt. This pyramid is situated between the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. It is the second-largest pyramid in the Giza Necropolis.
Khafre’s pyramid was built to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh, and, as a portrayal of power and permanence after his death. It is also believed that the inner air shafts inside the pyramids guide the Pharaoh in their afterlife. The Pyramid of Khafre is not only an enduring testament to the engineering skills of ancient Egyptians but also reveals their beliefs on death and the afterlife.
Within the Pyramid of Khafre are a number of passageways that lead to a burial chamber with the king’s sarcophagus. Depending on the kind of Pyramids of Giza tickets you purchase, you need to pay a separate fee to enter the interiors of the Giza complex. If you have claustrophobia, you may want to avoid going into the depths of the Pyramids of Giza.
Yes, you can explore the interiors of the Pyramid of Khafre. Depending on the kind of Pyramids of Giza tickets you purchase, you may have to pay a separate fee to enter the inside of the Pyramids of Giza.
Yes, it is believed that Pharaoh Khafre laid the foundation and supervised the construction of the Great Sphinx of Giza. In fact, it is said that the human face of the Sphinx bears his face.
The Pyramid of Khafre is the second tallest pyramid at Giza, standing at 136.4 meters or 448 feet tall. It is situated between the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Menkaure in the Giza Necropolis.
A. Yes, you can purchase your Pyramids of Giza tickets online. We recommend you purchase your tickets online to save time and money. Online ticket bookings also ensure that you get guaranteed access to the Pyramids no matter the crowd on the day of your visit.