There is nothing more captivating than one of the seven wonders of the world. I have always admired the amazing culture and history surrounding the Egyptian Pyramids. With modern amenities right on the doorstep of the pyramids in Giza you will have no shortage of things to do. When I have been to Giza and the pyramids a few times myself and simply cannot get enough of it. Therefore, today I am going to go through some of the reasons why the Giza and their Pyramids are a must-see for anyone with a passion for adventure and mystery.
I have always found the history surrounding the Pyramids fascinating. The best part about it is that since the pyramids are so colossal in scale, you will always discover something new about them whenever you visit them. For instance, the first time I visited the pyramids I thought that it was an elaborate cemetery because it houses some of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs. But under closer inspection on my second visit there was so much more to the story.
All the intricately decorated tombs are records of a long-passed story of another way of life. A glimpse into what once was with art of the ancient farmers, religious rituals and what we would now consider brutal practices. I think there is not any else like in the world. For these monuments to stand the test of time is nothing short of astonishing. There is nothing quite like it, not many other cultures in the world have so much well-preserved literature. I could get such a powerful sense of their history identity and culture from all they left behind.
If history is not your thing trust me there is so much more to experience in modern Egypt, in and around the pyramids. If you love food like I do, and I really love food, you are going to be spoiled for choice in Egypt. There are plenty of great eatery options near the pyramids that will satisfy a wide range of palates.
Many decide to enjoy a beautiful cruise along the Nile river, near the pyramids so they can take in the food and views at the same time. Personally, this is how I experienced it as well. The food went down even better with fantastic views all around.
In the inner city, you will be able to find a wide range of tastes, so you are bound to find something you like. They mostly take influence from Mediterranean cuisine, from countries like Greece, Turkey, and Levant. This is the focus in diverse urban areas around Giza. If you are the kind of person who prefers to taste rural local food, you will most likely be offered Kuftah, a type of spiced meatball served in a thick, gelatinous soup.
With Egypt as a country, being predominantly Islam, being around 90% of the population, it is a great opportunity to learn more about Islamic culture. Because Giza is such a popular international tourist spot for many, you can see a big international presence in the city. So, if you are a big fan of western comforts you will not be deprived of them. There is plenty of choice for whatever side of Egypt and the pyramids have to offer.
Make no mistake just because the city has international influences, it does not mean you will not get an authentic Egyptian experience. The amazing artwork from the template’s heavy influences modern art and culture in the local areas. There is plenty of artists impressions of what the Egyptian pharaoh’s teaching could translate too in a modern setting. With hieroglyphics being a focal point of a variety of modern Egyptian art.
To conclude, you will struggle to find place with more mystery, charm, and character than Giza and its pyramids. They have long been a focal point for Egyptian culture, catapulting their country to international renown. I know I would go back to those pyramids in a heartbeat if I could. I feel like there is so much left unexplored in those ancient temples.