Plum9195The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is over 100 years old. It contains so many Egyptian treasures that a new museum is being built closer to the Pyramids in Giza to house and better display all the treasures. It can be very crowded, so try to go in the afternoon. It is open on Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm and that is the best time to go because there are no crowds. I suggest you use the tour guide group "Walk Like An Egyptian" they are well respected, respond to emails quickly and are very knowledgeable. Going to the museum with a guide who can explain the importance of what you are seeing will greatly enhance your experience. There are so many treasures in this one building that you could spend months and never see them all. This is a certain"must do" even if you do not think you like museums you will like this one. The basic ticket does not include the Mummy Room, that is extra. But you will still see many mummy's, even if you do not pay to go to the Mummy Room. You will also see King Tut's treasure.
卧龙大侠The pyramids are the mausoleums of ancient Egyptian kings, and the mystery is filled with them, as no one has yet explored them. The mummy legend is even more frightening because the corpses of animals and plants have remained indecomposed for thousands of years. The Sphinx, one of the world's oldest large stone statues, is located next to the pyramids and is more than 4,500 years old. Many people try to climb the pyramid tower, but the people who climb it can't survive, it is said that Pharaohs put a spell, and so far has not explained it.
Plum9195I did not realize that the Great Sphinx was located so close to the Great Pyramids. You can easily see them both at the same time or on the same visit. You are not allowed to really get close to the Sphinx or to touch it. It is protected by a gate around it and security will admonish you for going past the gate. You will generally use the same guide for the Sphinx that you do for the Pyramids. If you go very early in the morning or after lunch it will not be as crowded. Egyptian citizens and students pay a lower admission fee if they have an ID. There are is a small outdoor market as you leave where you can by trinkets to remember your visit. You should be prepared to bargain to get the best deals.
Plum9195This was the first Temple I visited on my trip to Egypt. There was so much to see and appreciate.You will want a tour guide with you if it is your first time because you will appreciate what you are seeing much more if you can understand what you are seeing. It is worth the cost and not too expensive because usually it includes pick up and drop off from the airport or your hotel. I did not realize that there would still be colors on the columns that I would be able to see, to imagine they are still this bright after thousands of years is just beyond belief. This is a must do, it is as good as the Great Pyramids, maybe even better.