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Those who are fascinated with ancient structures are oft drawn to Giza, home of the Great Pyramids, countless tombs and other important attractions. Located on the West Bank of the Nile River, Giza draws millions of tourists every year. A holiday rental home in Giza will put you close to all of the major attractions and allow you to have a home base for all of your adventures.
There are many interesting things to do whilst on holiday to Giza, and many are unique to the area. Where else in the world can you ride a camel amidst pyramids? This is an opportunity not to be missed whilst in Giza. Of course, many travellers to Giza come to explore the ancient wonders and learn more about the pyramids, tombs and mummies. There are other ways to spend your time whilst in Giza as well. Consider a visit to the Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar feature lines of shops that sell a variety of items, many made by local craftsmen. Perfume, souvenirs and jewellery are just a few examples of what you might find during a visit. Be ready to haggle. The shop keepers expect it.
There are so many fascinating places to visit whilst in Giza that it would be impossible to list them all. The most popular attraction is the Great Pyramids. These well-known and oft photographed structures draw countless tourists throughout the year. It is impossible not to marvel as you gaze on the giant structures, each created with stones that weight more than 2 tons each. The Sphinx, which features the body of a lion with a human face, is another hugely popular attraction. The Sphinx is even older than the pyramids. The Cairo Museum holds some of the most important artefacts in the entire world. Visitors can see King Tut’s sarcophagus and stop in the mummy rooms where the remains of many Egyptians, including Queen Hatshepsut and King Ramesses II are displayed.
The desert location of Giza means that the weather is dry and hot. The worst of the heat can be avoided by planning your trip for a time other than the summer months when the average high temperature is about 33 degrees. Whilst it cools down during the winter months, it never gets terribly cold. The average low temperature in the winter is 8 degrees and the average high is 18 degrees.
Most travellers to the area fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI), which is about 45 minutes from Giza. This airport is well serviced and features flights to and from destinations all over the world. The Egyptian Railway also offers service to and from Giza and select locations.