SphinxCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Al Ahram, Giza, Egypt, Cairo
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 20 EGP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture
Sphinx - Review
The Terrifying One, as the Great Sphinx is known in Egypt, is built of limstone and has the head of a man with the face of a Pharaoh, a hawk or a ram with the body, and tail and legs of a lion. Modern Egyptology holds that the Sphinx was built in 2500BC by Khafra.There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure is wind or water caused. If the water erosion hypothesis is true, then the Sphinx could be four thousand years older than originally thought.
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Sphinx Ticket Prices
- Camera permission come for an extra 10 LE.
How To reach Sphinx by Public Transport
- Oula Giza bus stop
Restaurants Near Sphinx
- Abou Tarek
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sphinx
95% of people who visit Cairo include Sphinx in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.25% of people start their Sphinx visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sphinx
50.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sphinx
Sphinx, Cairo Reviews
It was an incredible experience to see sphinx in front of our eyes. It's beautiful and majestic. I think everyone should see it once in their lifetime. Unfortunately the buses don't come near it and this photo was taken from the bus as near as the bus could come to it, so to get to it closer you need to walk in a terrible heat for a long time. It's much easier in winter rather than in summer.
Easy walk to an elevated place to take photos, but for the disabled, the ground is uneven so you'll want to go slow. Souvenirs sold nearby. Good view from the elevated area. You won't get close enough to touch it, but you'll get a good view of it behind the pics of your friends, but you'll have to be patient to get to the rail. In winter, the crowds aren't bad and the weather is warm and pleasant.
To be honest I ought it to be bigger. It measures 73 meters (238 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 meters (66.3 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 meters (62.6 ft) wide at its rear haunches. The Great Sphinx is one of the world's largest and oldest statues, but basic facts about it are still subject to debate, such as when it was built, by whom and for what purpose.
أبو الهول هو تمثال لمخلوق أسطوري بجسم أسد ورأس إنسان وقد نحت من الحجر الكلسيّ، ومن المرجح أنه كان في الأصل مغطى بطبقة من الجص وملون، ولا زالت آثار الألوان الأصلية ظاهرة بجانب إحدى أذنيه. يقع على هضبة الجيزة على الضفة الغربية من النيل في الجيزة، مصر، ويعد أبو الهول أيضاً حارساً للهضبة. وهو أقدم المنحوتات الضخمة المعروفة، يبلغ طوله نحو 73،5 متر، من ضمنها 15 متر طول رجليه الأماميتين، وعرضه 19.3 م، وأعلى ارتفاع له عن سطح الأرض حوالي 20 متراً إلى قمة الرأس. يعتقد أن قدماء المصريين بنوه في عهد الفرعون خفرع (2558-2532 قبل الميلاد)، باني الهرم الثاني في الجيزة.
It's really a very nice attraction. Shows how talented the construction was back in that era. In the morning the view looks much more beautiful that sunset. You need to wear some good shoes that can help you walk on sand and walk some large distances, or you simply can take a horse or so. But trust me it's worth it.