For ages, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt have entranced explorers, their timeless grandeur attracting visitors from all corners of the globe. Many travellers consider visiting them to be a bucket list item and the Pyramid Complex, where they are housed, is often a stop on their itineraries.
While this complex undoubtedly has the closest view of the pyramids one can get, there are more locations that also offer equally captivating views. Therefore, if you’re seeking more places from where you can admire the grandeur of the pyramids, here are five vantage points to do so in Cairo!
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View of The Pyramids from the Pyramid Complex
The first place is of course the pyramid complex. I have an entire post dedicated to visiting this location in Giza and the best way to do so. The complex is quite large and has several vantage points to enjoy stunning views. One of the best places to stop by is right in front of the Sphinx, with two of the three largest pyramids towering behind it.
You can also choose to simply walk around the complex and appreciate the views from different points, including the 9 Pyramids view, which you can find on Google Maps.
View of The Pyramids from the 9 Pyramids Lounge
Next, is the 9 Pyramids Lounge, which is a restaurant situated within the Pyramid Complex. The restaurant offers views of all nine pyramids and could be a great addition to your Giza itinerary.
As it is a popular stop for tourists visiting the pyramids, I recommend either arriving for opening or making your reservation in advance. I also highly recommend reading recent reviews before visiting.
View of The Pyramids from a Hotel Room or Rooftop
Imagine waking up to the sight of these majestic structures right from your window or balcony! Because they are situated right within the metropolitan area of Giza, this is possible! And the best part is, you don’t have to fork out a fortune to enjoy this view of the pyramids!
My stay at the hotel pictured cost me only $40 per night! This is currently one of the most affordable places to stay in Giza and is suitable for travellers on a budget. Travellers with a higher budget can consider a luxurious stay at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo, which also has gorgeous views of the pyramids from its garden.
Other locations worth considering include Egypt Pyramids Inn, which has a lovely rooftop for watching the sunset over the pyramids and this popular location where you can enjoy views of the pyramids while lounging in a jacuzzi!
View of The Pyramids from a Rooftop Restaurant
Another option is to head to a rooftop restaurant in Giza which provides a panoramic view of the city skyline, with the pyramids forming an unmistakable backdrop.
In addition to watching a beautiful sunset from these viewpoints, you can also enjoy front-row seats to the light and sound show for the price of a refreshing beverage or dinner. Pending when the show’s facilities are updated, I dare say that this is the best way to watch the show!
View of The Pyramids from the KFC and Pizza Hut Building
Finally, we have the infamous KFC and Pizza Hut building situated just opposite the complex, which many travellers love to hate! It might be hard to accept that these restaurant chains are within such close proximity to structures as historic and grand as the pyramids but it is what it is!
So, there you have it! If you do visit Egypt and the Pyramids of Giza, be sure to check out any of these vantage points for stunning views of the Pyramids! If you have been to any other fun spots, or the ones mentioned here, please share them in the comment section below!