Take a look at top 10 most wonderful pyramids across the world


Take a look at top 10 most wonderful pyramids across the world

When it comes to beautiful pyramids, the first ones coming across your mind are definitely Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Beside the pyramids of Giza, there are a large number of other amazing pyramids in Egypt and in the world. Below is a list of 10 most wonderful pyramids across the world. Take a look and count how many pyramids you have visited or known.

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

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Great Pyramid of Giza is the only standing structure of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid of Giza is definitely the most notable pyramid in the world. The pyramid elegantly stands at the height of 139 meters in the suburb of the capital of Cairo. It is the oldest and largest one among three pyramids of Giza. Also, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only standing wonder among Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It took nearly 20 years (about 2560 – 2540 BC) to construct this wonderful ancient structure which is made from 2 million blocks of 2.5 – ton stone.

2. Red Pyramid, Egypt

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Red Pyramid is the last monument of Pharaoh Sneferu

Red Pyramid or North Pyramid is another amazing pyramid in the world in general and in Egypt in particular. North Pyramid is expected to be the last monument of Pharaoh Sneferu. Its construction looks simpler than previous pyramids and doesn't have the internal innovations which its predecessors boast. However, according to archaeologists, some secrets await to be unearthed inside this great structure.

3. Nubian Pyramids, Sudan

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Nubian Pyramids are a royal cemetery for nearly 40 generations of Nubian royalty

Nubia is located to the north of Khartoum near the Nile River. In the past, Nubia was part of Egypt but now it belongs to Sudan. Nubian pyramids were erected in Jebel Barkal which was a royal cemetery for Nubian royalty. Until now, here is the burial site for nearly 40 generations of Nubian royal families. The oldest pyramid in Jebel Barkal traces back to the 6th century BC. The steeply-pointed shape of the Nubian pyramids was an inspiration for a Roman pyramid in Italy.

4. Pyramid of Cestius, Italy

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Pyramid of Cestius is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in Rome, Italy. It was built more than 2000 years ago (around 18 – 12 BC) serving as a tomb for Gaius Cestius. The white carrara marble–covered pyramid measures 22 meters (100 Roman feet) square at the base and 27 meters (125 Roman feet) in height. It is said that Pyramid of Cestius was inspired by pyramids in Nubia which was attacked by Rome in 23 BC. And its structure is an opposition to the less pointed pyramids in Egypt.

5. Pyramids of Guimar, Spain

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Pyramid of Guimar is one of the most mysterious pyramids in the world

Pyramids of Guimar are tucked in the Canary Islands – the favorite tourism destination in Europe. Along with various modern entertainment venues in this largest island of Tenerife, Pyramids of Guimar are worth your visit. Those pyramids are perhaps one of the most mysterious pyramids in the world. Who built this structure, which material was used to stick stone together and where stones came from remains unknown to archaeologists today.

6. Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico

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Pyramid of the Sun is the largest structure in Teotihuacan

Driving 48 kilometers from Mexico City, you are to find a beautiful Pyramid – Pyramid of the Sun. The wonderful pyramid is 71 meters in height, making it the largest structure in Teotihuacan, the first largest city in the Pre-Columbian period. Pyramid of the Sun was built over a sacred cave which is believed to the place of the Creators. Climbing the 248 steps over 4 stepped platforms, you will get chance to see a small temple which dates back to 300 AD. From the top of this notable pyramid, you have opportunity to have a bird eyes' view over the Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of Feathered Serpent Pyramid.

7. El Castillo, Mexico

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El Castillo is the most important building in Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulcan is the largest and most important building in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Chichen Itza was one of the biggest Maya cities in pre-Columbian times. El Castillo is series of square terraces. On each side is a stairway leading to the temple at the top of the wonderful pyramid. Every year, El Castillo draws about 1.2 million travelers from all over the world.

8. Pyramid of the Dwarf, Mexico

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Pyramid of the Dwarf is the tallest pyramid in Uxmal ruins

Pyramid of the Dwarf, as known as Pyramid of Magician is a central attraction of Uxmal ruins – the World Heritage Site. It measures 69 by 49 meters at its base and 27.6 meters in height. Pyramid of Magician is the Uxmal's tallest pyramid. The pyramid is given a name as Pyramid of Dwarf because the legend goes that it is a dwarf that built the pyramid overnight and then became the ruler of Uxmal city. Unlike other pyramids, Pyramid of the Dwarf has a round-side shape and steep slope. That is just one of various unique features of this amazing pyramid.

9. Luxor Hotel, the USA

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Luxor Hotel is a 30-story glass pyramid in Las Vegas Strip

Back to the modern world, there is a plenty of pyramid-shaped structures around the world. One of the most wonderful ones is Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, the United States. The 30-story glass pyramid models the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt but in a smaller size. The luxurious hotel with 2,526 rooms, restaurants, entertainment centers and a showroom offers guests a wonderful Egyptian experience right in Las Vegas, the USA.

10. Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea

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Ryugyong Hotel is perhaps the tallest pyramid in the world

Ryugyong Hotel is a 105-story mega hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is the 24th tallest building in the modern world. Rising to 330 meters, Ryugyong Hotel is perhaps the tallest pyramid in the world. The construction of this mega hotel started in 1987 as a response to the completion of Stamford Hotel built by South Korean in Singapore. However, it was until 2011 that this pyramid-like hotel was completed after a lot of delays due to financial problems.

Hope that with above list of 10 most wonderful pyramids all over the world, you will have your own travel itinerary for the next journey around the world's amazing pyramids. Before your great trip around wonderful pyramids, remember to check the information and travel guides to avoid tourist traps, especially when you take your time to the Pyramids of Giza.


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