History of Sphinx in Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature that comprises a lion’s body with a pharaoh’s head. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx represents the pharaoh, Khafre.
The Great Sphinx lies among many surrounding monuments. The whole area where Sphinx lies is called the Pyramid Complex. In this complex, tourists can see the most famous Egyptian pyramids at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Archaeologists count several Giza pyramids among the most significant structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu comes as the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
Sphinx Tours from Cairo
Tourists staying in Giza/Cairo hotels will find out that it is not far to get to the Sphinx at Giza. Usually, tour operators organise fantastic tours to Sphinx. The most popular round among them is the one which comes with a visit to the Pyramids and Egyptian Museum. On this day Tour to Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo by bus, we see the three great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Then we’ll have lunch. Following lunch, you will visit the Egyptian Museum. There are about 100 exhibition halls in the museum, where there is a unique collection consisting of about 150 thousand items. At the end of the excursion program, you will do a shopping tour.
The following is a booking link to that tour to Sphinx:
For those tourists who have a short time stay, tour operators offer a direct visit to Sphinx at the Giza Pyramid Complex. This half-day tour to the Pyramid Complex in Giza will allow you to visit the fantastic three pyramids in Giza, the Valley Temple (Mummification Temple), and the Great Sphinx in the pyramid complex. The trip price includes Transport, entrance tickets, and tour guiding.
The following is a booking link to this tour: