Step Pyramid Of ZoserCurrently Closed
- Address: Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt.
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tunnel
The pyramid was built by one of Ancient Egypts most prominent personalities, Vizier Imhotep. It comprises of a series of mastabas (flat-roofed structure with sloping sides), built on top of each other. There are over five kilometers worth of tunnels under the pyramid, built to discourage looting.
Nevertheless, the Pyramid has been well and thoroughly plundered over the years, leaving only the mummified left foot of Djoser. The Step Pyramid of Zoser is unfortunately closed for visitors, but you can surely have a good view of the pyramid from outside and can click hundreds of pictures right in front of it. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cairo itinerary 4 days.
- You will require a personal vehicle or a tour package to access the site.
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42.68% of people who visit Cairo include Step Pyramid Of Zoser in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
70.59% of people start their Step Pyramid Of Zoser visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Step Pyramid Of Zoser
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Step Pyramid Of Zoser
That's great pyramid! Before we enter the area, we should enter area that many big old poles. That's amazing! The pyramid is different and unique looks has staircase stairs. Besides that, there is a deep hole. You can ride camel there and visit others pyramid near that.
A chance to see the first attempt to build a pyramid about 3000 years ago. There is also a good little museum here and some burial tombs that still show some really good reliefs and carvings. There are not too many people that visit here either (compared to Giza) and it is not too far outside of Cairo.
An interesting collection of Pyramids and temples in a very picturesque location. A great place to understand the early origins of pyramid building. Reasonably easy to get to but not on most big tour group itinerary’s, so it is reasonably quiet. Why not 5 stars? Like too many sites in Egypt, the tourist experience would be greatly improved if people weren’t hassling all the time. Even the security guy there to protect visitors suggested he should leave his post to take a photo for us with a camel, all for a negotiated fee. It takes a lot away from the experience to have to always be on your guard.
If you take this tour Stay away from locals asking to take your picture!!! I promise you it's not worth the hassle afterwords with them asking for money and being pushy about it. Over all this was an amazing day where we got to see 9 different pyramids including the one pictured here the step pyramid.
Tip: Do not take pictures of locals, do not touch anything of theirs. Do not switch hats, canes, etc. They will charge you money for the pictures or to swap back. Pictures inside tombs cost 300 Egyptian pounds so don't take pictures. We loved it as the scale of this Pyrami is impressive. There is a lot of things surrounding the area including temple remains. There is a very deep tomb that you can't even see the bottom of and an adjacent pit that they used as part how they lowered the heavy tombs. The entrance is beautiful and surprisingly well preserved. We entered one of the tombs and it was cool to see how deep they go.