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At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious sculpture was carved from a solid limestone block.
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Al-Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed today

The Sphinx is an iconic symbol of ancient Egypt, and can be found adorning temples and tombs all of the country. But I don't think any visit is complete without seeing the most famous example at Giza. For the entire trip to Giza, make sure...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much bigger than I thought it was going to be. It’s amazing. Our tour guide Tonsi from Emo tours gave us some fascinating facts about the great Sphinx and the valley of the kings

Thank Jo D
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Reviewed yesterday

Again the real thing is not as good as in photos as this one is showing its age and the nose has fallen off with erosion. It is still a marvel how it survived so long but looks smaller than what I ahd expected. It...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As if I have to talk about the beauty and mystery of the sphinx. All I can do is recommend that you go with an Egyptian guide. Here's why: 1) They deter people from selling you crap you dont need. My guide Ahmed was amazing....More

Thank Ariane T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the great sphinx was a real sightnto see, it was a dream come true to witniss this piece of sculpture

Thank Chef R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Would be nice if you could walk around the Sphinx and get closer rather than distant ramps. Lean forward and give the Sphinx a kiss!

Thank TeacherLaDoucer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of the camel ride from pyramids to the Sphinx. So glad that we did. This was such a great learning experience which was also very awe inspiring!

Thank DHHughes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the Sphinx. So much history and sitting majesticly in its position. The site is very crowded which is to be expected but not to be missed at Giza

Thank kathy_rodgers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sphinx hides in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, but for me, it was a highlight. A decent guide is needed to really appreciate it's marvelous history. We used Sun Pyramids Tours. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Thank Marc P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After we went into the Great Pyramid we rode camels past the Sphinx and we were amazed at the way it rose out of the sands

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Michelle S
9 July 2017|
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Response from J0anneSimps0n | Reviewed this property |
Very close approx 5 minutes walk
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sofia013
6 February 2017|
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Response from Memsochet | Reviewed this property |
We were part of the Viking Pathways of the Pharaohs trip, so all accommodations were arranged for us. The hotels in Cairo at the beginning and end of the trip were wonderful.
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Alisha N
31 July 2015|
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Response from sanny_5 | Reviewed this property |
You can book your hotel around the pyramids online. Hotel can arrange for your pickup from airport as well as your to Pyramids and Egyptian museum.
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