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Address: Outside of Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This complex consists of four (of the original fifteen) pyramids from the...

This complex consists of four (of the original fifteen) pyramids from the 5th Dynasty: the pyramids of Neferefre, Neferirkare, Niuserre and Sahure.

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Great sunrise amidst these crumbling pyramids

Visited this pyramids on a Sunday morning to see the sunrise. It is possible to get here by camel/ horse or 4x4 although one has to pay the guardian afterwards. The setting is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Visited this pyramids on a Sunday morning to see the sunrise. It is possible to get here by camel/ horse or 4x4 although one has to pay the guardian afterwards. The setting is very pretty, particularly if one travels a bit further to the sun temple. No one else in sight, great local village as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The hotep here is unbelievable...incredible machine cutting! I love riding horses here...it is tourist and hassle free. QUIET TIME can be taken, sitting with the Sahara surrounding this ancient site. Well worth the visit and effort to arrange getting there. Make sure you negotiate the fee which changes every time I visit!

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cairo
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Although some web sites mention that it is open to public with the ticket of 20EGP, it is NOT true. It is NOT open to publuc and one needs a special permission (Nov 2014). I went there all the way believing that the site to be open as some sites say but it was not open. When I went there... More 

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Luxor, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Alas the site is a 'restricted' area and you must secure special permission to explore the ruins there but it is well worth it, if you can swing the approval as we did.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I found the perfect way to get to the elusive Abu Sir pyramids. I simply walked there from my hotel Saqqara Country Club (see my review). If you look up this hotel in google map, in satellite view you can see the Abu Sir pyramids only 2km to the south-east. There are also some temple ruins dotted along the way.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

I went to these pyramids having already visited Giza, Saqqara, Dashur and Meidum and so my expectations were not high. What more could these lesser pyramids offer? However, they were a great place to visit in their own right. It gave me the chance to climb to the top of my first Egyptian pyramid, and what a view when you... More 

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cairo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Abusir is a 5th dynasty necropolis. 7 pyramids can be founds here. Not all 5th dynasty pyramids are at Abusir there are 2 at Sakkara (Unas and Userkaf) and 1 at south Sakkara (Djedkare-Isesi). Abusir is about half way between Giza and Sakkara. The quality of construction is much inferior to the 4th dynasty masterpieces. Perhaps signaling a decrease in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

I visited in March 2012. My guide said that he knew the guards and that I would be able to visit Abu Sir and Abu Ghorab for a small "fee" and tip for the "guides." I was more than happy to pay a bribe to visit a closed site!! My guide did not come with me, as I think he... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Some of the reviews here seem to be commenting on the famous pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of modern Cairo. By contrast, the Abusir pyramids are to the south of this, and in fact are much nearer to Saqqara. Abusir was closed in March 2012, but it can be seen from the road to Saqqara. In case it opens... More 

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Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

We were told it is closed, but we could see them from a distance, when in Saqqara, on the way to the tomb of Ti.

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