One of the oldest of the world's famous skylines, the Pyramids of Giza have had no trouble commanding attention throughout the centuries. Their mysterious history permeates the plateau from which they rise, and one of the three in particular, the Pyramid of Khafre, has its own tale to tell.
Also known as Pyramid Chephren, this tomb was built under the direction of the fourth-dynasty Pharaoh Khafre. Its condition and elevation give it the appearance of the largest of the pyramids, although it is actually several feet shorter than the tallest pyramid of Giza, the towering Great Pyramid. The Valley Temple and Mortuary Temple help make up the Khafre pyramid complex, and the Great Sphinx stands nearby.
The Giza Pyramid complex is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The entrance fee is 80 Egyptian pounds, and admission inside Khafre Pyramid costs an additional 100 Egyptian pounds. Taking a taxi is the easiest way to get to Giza from Cairo, but the site is also accessible via metro. Visitors may need to take a taxi from the metro station to the site, depending on station closures.