Great Sphinx of Giza | تمثال أبو الهول

Historic Site and Monument / Landmark
Al Ahram, Giza, Muḩāfaz̧at al Jīzah, Egypt
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The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolit... (See all)


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    Alicia L.
    "... spot go pass by the 'Tour Guide Well' sign on the right-hand side and there..."(2 Tips)
    Sharm Club E.
    "... in the sand. It was King Thutmose IV (1425 - 1417 BC) who placed a stella..."(2 Tips)
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  • emine ö.

    keops, kefren, mikerinos. güneş, çöl, vaha. burası bir harika dostum.

    emine ö. · 1 week ago
  • Kürşat Y.

    Kralin mezarina yilda 2 kere gunes vuruyomus birikralin dogum gunune biride yılbasina rastliyomus..onlarin takvimine gore sanirim

  • Alex S.

    Великолепная атмосфера

    Alex SkroBot · May 26
  • Hady E.

    هنا التاريخ ،هنا آثارنا، هنا فسحتنا،هنا بركب الخيول والجمال

    Hady El-Masry · March 22
  • Shannon G.


    Shannon Grant · March 10
  • David A.

    Я думал он больше и стоят прямо рядом с пирамидами. Расстроился, целовать не стал :-)

    David Atabekyan · December 5, 2014
  • Юрий Ж.

    Great show sounds and lights:)

    Юрий Жигунов · October 21, 2014
  • Юрий Ж.

    Sphinx of Giza

    Юрий Жигунов · October 21, 2014
  • Karol A.

    Totalmente impresionante. Un desafío a la ingeniería y la arquitectura.

    Karol Ar · October 7, 2014
  • Phat B.

    Difficult to get a good photo with all the posers knocking about. You'd think they were on a catwalk with all the pouting. Be patient. Face of the Sphinx is badly weathered and smaller than imagined

    Phat Buoy · September 23, 2014
  • Diana

    The place of my dream... As great as I thought

    Diana · August 26, 2014
  • Aurélien B.

    Le Sphinx est une créature mythologique possédant le buste et la tête d'un homme, et le corps d'un lion. Il est censé incarné l'etre parfait. Quel dommage qu'il est perdu son nez... Splendide.

    Aurélien Barré · August 25, 2014
  • Kelem V.

    y si ya estas ahi, no puede faltar el beso a la Esfinge...

    Kelem Viajes · August 21, 2014
  • Massimo R.

    Uno spettacolo unico

    Massimo Reina · August 13, 2014
  • HegazyBEK

    Enjoy the Unique Architecture ... استمتع بعظمة البناء المصري

    HegazyBEK · August 10, 2014
  • Sharm Club Excursions

    Let's discover Sphinx, who was buried for most of its life in the sand. It was King Thutmose IV (1425 - 1417 BC) who placed a stela between the front paws of the figure. Read more

    Sharm Club Excursions · June 7, 2014
  • Sharm Club E.

    The figure of Sphinx was buried for most of its life in the sand. It was King Thutmose IV (1425 - 1417 BC) who placed a stella between the front paws of the figure.Visit it with us on our daily tours. Read more

    Sharm Club Excursions · June 7, 2014
  • Sharm Club E.

    I love to visit this place, it is just 10 minutes on foot from my Cairo home! Join us on our daily trips to Cairo from Sharm el Sheikh and discover the Great Sphinx. Read more

    Sharm Club Excursions · June 6, 2014
  • Joseph K.

    Joseph K · June 2, 2014
  • Gerardo V.

    Amazing. Lots of scammers though, just say no.

    Gerardo Valerdi · May 19, 2014
  • Egypt Travel G.

    The sphinx of Chephren was made to be the guard of his pyramid behind . unfortunately the nose is broken the larger part of it is in the British museum and the smaller part is in Cairo museum

    Egypt Travel Gateway · February 6, 2014
  • Ros47 D.

    We were going for a Liger.

    Ros47 Delta · September 20, 2013
  • Nataly C.

    A camel ride is a must-do for every first-time Egypt traveler.

    Nataly Cnyrim-Kimmel · July 29, 2013
  • أبو عبد الله ا.

    Realy Nice

  • Ollie M.

    James Bond attempts to make contact with Aziz Fekkesh in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), but he is spooked by the imposing figure of Jaws when he is illuminated in front of the great sphinx.

    Ollie Martin · May 18, 2013
  • Trixa H.

    sphinx n dessert!!

    Trixa Humden · March 16, 2013
  • CatGallery R.

    Величественное изображение Сфинкса - это, пожалуй, самая большая рукотворная кошка в мире :) Достойна занесения в список "Топ 10 кошачих мест мира"

    CatGallery Russia · November 30, 2012
  • G.

    Just say "no thank you no". To all the camel and horse scammers. They may take pictures and say is free or also free ride saying "pay what makes you happy" be careful. But nothing to worry about. GMID · November 1, 2012
  • Vincent L.

    Beside day view, do not forgot the great night outdoor show light and sound in the same place.

    Vincent Lim · October 26, 2012
  • Eugene

    от Бонапарт...

    Eugene · August 15, 2012
  • Nadine B.

    En nuestra luna de miel en El Cairo Egipto, en la terraza del hotel frente a las piramides ... espectacular!!!

    Nadine Barrientos · May 15, 2012
  • Mohamed S.

    Excellent food, this Pizza Hut having the best view of the only standing world wonder, The Great Pyramids of Giza. Try their fire wings.

    Mohamed Saafan · May 2, 2012
  • Jimmy R.

    Packed with husslers. No rules - no mercy

    Jimmy Ruokolainen · April 28, 2012
  • Mohamed E.

    Home sweet Home

    Mohamed Elshaer · April 1, 2012
  • Alicia L.

    For the best photo spot go pass by the 'Tour Guide Well' sign on the right-hand side and there you'll find it!

    Alicia Luque · August 19, 2011
  • ToonC

    Take micro bus away from Sphinx exit

    ToonC · July 11, 2011
  • flybmi

    Before entering the main Tourist Area of the Sphinx, venture to the opposite (right-hand) side for the perfect place to take a quiet photograph. Or, try a trick photo!

    flybmi · June 29, 2011

    One of the most popular travel spots of Egypt. Read more · May 17, 2011
  • Odyoo

    Odyoo Egypt Favorite: The Sphinx is a lot smaller then one would think. For the best photos you will want to shoot from the right hand side after you pass by the "Tour Guide Well".

    Odyoo · November 17, 2010