Dahshur

Dahshur

The area of Dashur houses two extraordinary pyramids, those being the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid being the third biggest in Egypt. Some would describe the area as similar to the Great Pyramids complex at Giza; however, the Dashur area sees viewer tourists due to the distance it takes to get there.  Also, unlike the other pyramids in Egypt, one can almost have a closer experience with the ancient structures. Tourists can climb them with care and visit the interior of the structures, which takes you approximately seventy meters in.  The interior has uniquely step vaulted ceilings which gives tourists the opportunity to spend quality time on the inside. It is still quite narrow and uncomfortable to be walking around in a bending position, but the fact that one is allowed to spend as much time in there as one wishes, makes up for the crouching and head bending.
Very much like the Great Pyramids complex, the Dashur complex also consists of pyramids built for kings and those built for queens. Don’t forget to take some time to visit both sets of pyramids. It is quite extraordinary how the ancient pharaohs planned the construction of their female counterparts. Besides the male/female concepts of construction, these pyramids show the evolution from the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser, to the Great Pyramids of Giza. A qualified tour guide will be able to explain how they had to alter the angle due to looming collapses and one can easily see here how smooth the exterior of the Pyramids were in their days of glory more than four thousand years ago.

For tourists seeking visits for meditation purposes, the Dashur Pyramids come highly recommended. Those who have meditated here would describe the area as one with magnificent spiritual vibes and its quiet and serenity contributes to the peace in which mediators can perform their rituals surrounded by the serene palm trees and nearby countryside.