Pyramid of Khafre

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The pyramid of Khafre, that of Khufu’s son and heir, appears to dominate the Giza Plateau when in fact it isn’t the tallest. The illusion is optical in its entirety. The interior of the pyramid is a lot simpler than that of Khufu’s, missing the grand gallery, and many of the monumental elements found in the pyramid of Khafre’s father. The burial chamber still retains its sarcophagus.

The Main Passageway
The entrance into the pyramid interior is level, with few inclines, and leads straight to the main burial chamber. The construction is far simpler than that of Khufu’s pyramid.

The Burial Sarcophagus
The granite sarcophagus of Khafre is positioned fairly low compared to that found in the pyramid of Khufu, or of Khafre’s contemporaries. The lid is still in the pyramid, and awes with its weight and thickness.

The Sphinx Connection
The Great Sphinx has been identified as a likeness of Khafre. The Sphinx Valley Temple allows travelers to get up close and personal, right atop the remnants of the Khafre’s pyramid causeway, cleared by Dr. Zahi Hawass.

  • Admission rates are in Egyptian pounds (EGP). Foreign currencies are not accepted by site authorities.
  • Tickets can only be purchased with cash. Cheques, debit and credit cards are not accepted.
  • Tickets for the pyramid of Khafre must be purchased before to entering the Giza enclosure.
 Admission
  • Giza Plateau 80 EGP
  • Khafre’s  30 EGP
 ISIC Student Card
  • Discount50% 


 Notes
  • Approx. (MIN)15 
  • Burial Sarcophagus
  • Decline Guides
  • No Cameras Allowed
  • Railings Available
  • Tight Corridors
  • Poor Air Flow
 Transportation
  • Leisurely stair-descent
  • Sidekick will wait
  • Driver will park/wait



 Ticket displayed is 50% discounted through the ISIC student card

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A dual EU-Canadian citizen with roots in Wroclaw, Poland, Jan is responsible for communication and social media. He is an avid sports enthusiast, with a keen love for professional road cycling and world travel. Based out of Toronto, Canada, he is involved in several youth-oriented charities, and referees soccer part-time.

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