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About Great Sphinx of Giza

One of the oldest and most famous monuments and symbols in the world, the Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion called a sphinx. Presented with a square face, head cloth and Cobra, most experts believe the face is a representation of Pharaoh Khafre who was in power during the possible construction. The Sphinx is on the Giza Plateau on the banks of the River Nile in Egypt and stands at 73 metres long facing from west to east, an essential symbol of Ancient Egypt.

Visitors can see the Sphinx through various tours, most of which explore the monument along with the pyramids of Giza. Tours vary between group tours, private tours and self-guided tours, allowing access to see it up close and gain entrance into the temples. Some tours include camel rides through the desert along with admission tickets for a stereotypical Egyptian experience while hearing about the mysteries surrounding the Sphinx. Visitors can learn about the various theories concerning the erosion of the landmark, including water weathering and the editing of its features and discover why ancient people created the statue. In addition to the Sphinx itself, there are two temples adjacent to it, and although visitors cannot go inside or beneath the statue they will find a series of ramps and walkways allowing up close views and photo opportunities.

From Cairo, visitors can take a taxi or drive to the Great Pyramids within 45 minutes from the centre. Local microbus routes provide services from the city to the Sphinx and regularly leave from the nearest airport, Cairo Airport, about 38 kilometres away. There is also the option of the metro which runs between Cairo and Giza, and from the station it is only a short taxi ride to the pyramids themselves.

Although experts know the Great Sphinx as one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world, they can only speculate about its creation and origin, but believe it dates back to around 2500 BC. At one time, sand buried the neglected statue up to its shoulders and the first recorded restoration projects are from 1400 BC by Thutmose IV. Historians say the sphinx has been a subject of vandalism, worship and admiration, creating a variety of stories and mystery surrounding its presence.

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Pyramids View Inn

Pyramids View Inn
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Giza, Cairo
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Superb, 9.0
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Boasting a rooftop terrace, Pyramids View Inn is situated in Cairo and provides unique accommodation. It also features 24-hour room service, a free shuttle service and a coffee bar.

Guardian Guest House

Guardian Guest House
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Giza, Cairo
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Superb, 9.1
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Situated in Cairo, Guardian Guest House provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

Great Pyramid Inn

Great Pyramid Inn
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Giza, Cairo
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Fabulous, 8.9
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This comfortable hostel in Cairo offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Sphinx Guest House

Sphinx Guest House
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Giza, Cairo
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Good, 7.1
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Sphinx Guest House is set in Cairo and is within a short walk of local attractions, such as the Great Sphinx of Giza. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Pyramids Loft Homestay

Pyramids Loft Homestay
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Giza, Cairo
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Fabulous, 8.8
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This comfortable guest house in Cairo offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. It is located a brief stroll from the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Mena Inn Pyramids

Mena Inn Pyramids
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Giza, Cairo
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Good, 7.7
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Mena Inn Pyramids provides a comfortable setting while in Cairo. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

Panorama Pyramids Inn

Panorama Pyramids Inn
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Giza, Cairo
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Panorama Pyramids Inn is located in Cairo and offers free wireless internet. It is moments from the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Pyramids Inn Motel

Pyramids Inn Motel
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Giza, Cairo
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Very Good, 8.0
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Pyramids Inn Motel is located in Cairo and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. The numerous amenities this charming hostel offers include valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

Best View Pyramids Hotel

Best View Pyramids Hotel
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Giza, Cairo
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Fabulous, 8.7
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Best View Pyramids Hotel provides a comfortable setting while in Cairo. It offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi.

Marvel Stone Hotel

Marvel Stone Hotel
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Giza, Cairo
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Marvel Stone Hotel is situated in Cairo and features complimentary wireless internet. It is located a brief stroll from the Great Sphinx of Giza.

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