Pyramids in Egypt
The sheer greatness of the world, imbued with the magic of a history and the soul of those who created it, comes to life when you encounter the pyramids of Egypt. As true wonders of the world, the pyramids present an exotic appeal and enchanting wonder to those whose bucket list adventures bring them to visit. You really feel transported back to another time, fully immersed in another culture from a past life.
The Pyramid at Giza is one of the largest and holds the title for being the defining symbol of the ancient Egyptian era. Standing beneath this temple, you look up at rust coloured brick, tanned for years under the golden sun, with the crystal blue skies contrasting against them. Another notable structure is the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which is the tallest of them all and has held the title of one of the seven great wonders of the world. But, the most popular destinations in Egypt to see the pyramids are Cairo and Giza — Giza is where Khufu is, alongside the Queen Pyramids. Here, you can quickly go from the big city to riding a camel out into the desert where the sands stretch for miles — gazing at the monumental pyramids towering above.
Visiting these incredible structures is easier than you think. The best option for flying into Egypt is the Cairo International Airport — several Egyptian airlines, such as EgyptAir and Nile Air, fly into this hub. Most international airports will connect you to this airport after a stopover. Resident of Australia can catch a direct flight from Sydney, Darwin, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Townsville with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. Once in Egypt, you will have two choices as far as where you stay in either Cairo or Giza — it’s about 9 or 10 miles from Cairo to the Giza plateau, and a bus or shuttle service can get you there easily. You can get best prices from India, Oman, Spain, France, and Italy. If you stay in Cairo, simply take the Bus 355 or 357 to Giza.