Giza is an Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile, near Cairo. The Giza Plateau is home to iconic Egyptian monuments, including 3 tall pyramids built as royal mausoleums around the 26th century B.C. The largest, the Great Pyramid, is King Khufu’s tomb. The Great Sphinx is a vast sculpture of a man’s head on a lion’s body. The Solar Boat Museum displays a restored cedar barge found buried near the Great Pyramid.

When to visit

Giza is a year-round destination. A popular time to visit is Aug, the height of summer. Giza’s desert location means it’s hot and dry for much of the year, with temperatures peaking Jun–Sep. In winter (Dec–Feb), temperatures are mild to chilly.