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Pyramids of Giza Map | Getting Around, Visitor Facilities & More




No trip to Egypt would be complete without a visit to the Pyramids of Giza. Located just 15 km from central Cairo on the Giza Plateau, this historic site welcomes millions of tourists each year. The Giza Necropolis, where the pyramids are, is made of a cluster of ancient monuments such as the three pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and more. 

If you are planning to visit without a guide, having a Pyramids of Giza map can help you get around. You can find the major attractions, facilities, restaurants, and more without getting overwhelmed.

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The Giza Necropolis is a massive site, and having a map with you means that you will always know where you are. The map also allows you to locate the most popular attractions, nearby facilities, and much more.

Pyramids of Giza visitor facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: 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. All the parking lots are wheelchair accessible.
  • Toilets: You will find restrooms near the two entrances to the complex, near the Great Sphinx, and near the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • Locker: There are no locker facilities available at the park. However, if you are using a tour bus or taking a car to get to the Pyramids, you can leave your bags in the vehicle and ask the driver to keep your belongings safe. Please do not leave valuables in this manner.
  • First Aid: There are basic first-aid boxes at the ticket booths and with some tour buses. You can ask the uniformed Tourist Police to assist you with any injuries or emergencies.
  • Shops: There is no official Pyramids of Giza gift shop, but visitors can purchase gifts and souvenirs from the shops and stalls located near the entrances.
  • Dining: The 9 Pyramids Lounge is an open-air restaurant located on the Giza Plateau near the Pyramids of Giza. There are also other fast-food options near the Sphinx Entrance.
  • Information Kiosk: In case you need any assistance, you can approach the staff near the entrance to help you with tips, information, and directions. But, be wary of unofficial guides and touts.

What to see at the Pyramids of Giza?

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Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and dates back to 2600 BCE. You can go inside the pyramid and explore the many subterranean chambers.

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Pyramid of Khafre

The Pyramid of Khafre is slightly smaller than the Great Pyramid. It was built for the pharaoh Khafre in 2570 BC. Unfortunately, its treasures were plundered in ancient and medieval times

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Pyramid of Menkaure

The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the Giza Pyramids. It was completed around 2510 BC. Its north face was damaged when a medieval Sultan attempted to demolish it.

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The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is a colossal statue of a mythical creature with the head of a man, and the body of a lion. It sits in front of the Pyramid of Khafre and is famous for having a broken nose.

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Queens' Pyramids

Around the three main Pyramids of Giza there are smaller pyramids belonging to the pharaohs’ queens. They are opened up to visitors so that you can descend to the decorated chambers inside. 

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Cemeteries

When the pyramids were built, many lesser royals and nobles chose the area as their final resting place. Today you can see hundreds of tombs and mastabas arranged along near rows and avenues.

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Valley Temples

Attached to each pyramid is a mortuary temple or a funerary temple. This was where priests used the temples to worship the deceased pharaohs.

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Workers' Village

The thousands of workers who built the pyramids created a small village for themselves, complete with bakeries, breweries, kitchens, and even a hospital.

Solar Boat Museum

Near the Great Pyramid of Khufu Solar Boat Museum. It houses a reconstruction of the pharaoh’s solar barque, the ship buried with the king to use on his journey across the heavens.

Pyramids of Giza visitor tips

  • Reach early: To make the most of your visit, head to the pyramids between 10 AM and noon to avoid the morning crowd and the afternoon heat. Also, ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes beforehand to avoid any delays.
  • Carry a valid photo ID: If you have purchased discounted tickets online, please carry your valid photo ID for verification.
  • Wear comfortable footwear: Wear comfortable shoes as the desert sands can shift, and you need to walk around a lot. 
  • Stay hydrated: Egypt can get very hot during the summer months, so ensure that you carry plenty of water with you. 
  • Carry sun protection: To protect yourself from the harsh sun, wear sunscreen, and carry sunglasses or a hat. 
  • Do not climb the Pyramids: You cannot climb on any of the pyramids as it is both forbidden and dangerous.
  • Book tickets online: Try to book your Pyramids of Giza tickets in advance and online, as tickets are limited and often sell out by 8 AM. 

Frequently asked questions about Pyramids of Giza map

Where can you find a Pyramids of Giza map?

We recommend you get your hands on the Pyramids of Giza to navigate easily in and around the Giza Necropolis. You can look for a Pyramids of Giza map online. These maps also show various viewpoints in the Giza complex, where you can catch spectacular views of the Pyramids.

Is it important to have a map of the Pyramids of Giza?

While it is not mandatory for you to look at a Pyramids of Giza map, it makes navigation easier around the Giza Necropolis. You can figure out which sites to prioritize on your visit and can go from one point to another seamlessly. Carrying a map with you around the Giza complex will make for a hassle-free touring experience.

How do I get around the Pyramids of Giza?

You need to book Pyramids of Giza tickets to enter the Giza complex. Upon entering the huge Giza Necropolis, you can get your hands on the Pyramids of Giza map to navigate around the archaeological site seamlessly.

What facilities as available at the Pyramids of Giza?

At the Giza Complex, you will find toilets, an information kiosk, a few eateries around the park, first aid facilities, and more. While visitors in wheelchairs cannot explore the inside of the Pyramids of Giza, they can stroll up to the entrance of each of the Pyramid complexes, including the Great Sphinx to appreciate their architecture up close.

Is the Pyramids of Giza site wheelchair accessible?

Visitors on wheelchairs cannot explore the interiors of the Pyramids of Giza as there are narrow passageways and uneven surfaces. However, wheelchair users can slide right up to the entrance of each of the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza to explore the architecture from up close.

How many entrances are there to the Pyramids of Giza?

There are two Pyramids of Giza entrances; one near the Great Sphinx, and one near the Great Pyramid of Khufu. While the wait time at the Great Pyramid entrance is longer, around 40 to 50 minutes, it is a downhill climb to the archaeological site from this entrance.

Where can I book my Pyramids of Giza tickets?

We recommend you book your Pyramids of Giza tickets online to have a hassle-free touring experience. Online ticket bookings are convenient and also save time and money. You can also avail of discounted prices and complimentary add-ons when booking tickets online.