Sound and Light Show Giza Pyramids, Cairo – Egypt

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Giza Pyramids come to live underneath a desert sky.

Visiting the Giza Pyramids in Egypt is a must and the Sound and Light show was definitely one of the highlights on my trip to Egypt. I had an official date with the Pyramids of Giza the next day but I couldn´t contain my excitement so I booked this show at the hotel. I was not sure what to expect.The bus picked me up from the hotel and transferred me to the venue. I was one of the first people and got a good seat up close. I sat there hypnotized. It was my first view of the pyramids and I have been dying to see it for such a long time.

The setting was dramatic. Normally the audience have to wait for the performers but this time round it was different. The Sphinx and Pyramids waited patiently for us to take our seats.

It was getting cold and I was glad that I took a jacket. The sun was setting rapidly and within the blink of an eye the place was covered in darkness. It was time. Lights, action!

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Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo

Dramatic story telling bring the pyramids to life. It was hard to imagine that I sat in front of the same pyramids that saw Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.

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Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar by Jean Leon Gerome

Omar El Sharif breaths life into the Giza Pyramids.

The story is narrated by Omar El Sherif. You are transformed to a mystical place where the Sphinx is telling the story. It is an amazing story of the history of Egypt. The setting cannot be better and the dazzling light show leave you breathless. It is a memorable evening and the memories will stay with me forever.

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The Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.

Tips for visiting the Giza Pyramids at night:

  • If you can bring a tripod please do. It is difficult to take good photos because the light is not good.
  • Bring something warm because the temperatures drop very quickly!
  • Tours are daily all year round. October to April (Winter) the show starts at 6:30pm. May to September (summer) the show starts at 8:30pm.
  • The duration of the show is 1 hour.

Pyramids Sound and Light Show.

Address: Giza Pyramids Plateau Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 3385 7320

Cairo City Guide and Information.


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  1. Nelieta, how timely is this, since Egypt has monopolized the news for the past several weeks. Good that you found a seat close enough to enjoy this dazzling adventure. The voice of Omar El Sherif is perfect for this amazing story. Thank you allowing us a glimpse of your unforgettable evening.

  2. This sound and light show reminds me of the Songs of the Sea in Sentosa Singapore. It's a mersmerizing show with a live cast, dramatic effects and pyrotecnics. I'll share it with you on my blog one of these days… This one is in Egypt so must be an awesome experience and one of a kind show to witness. Sad to say, I'm so far away to even wish to see it…. Thank you for sharing Nelieta! It is really cool to know about this.:)

  3. Wow beautiful pictures…what an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing some of it with us! I've never been to Egypt…I think it would be such a great opportunity to stand before something built by men that was so ancient and carried so much history with it.

  4. I like how you put it, that instead of the audience waiting for the performance, the Sphinx and the Pyramids waiting for the audience. I hope they can still wait for me! 🙂 Thanks for this short yet informative piece.

  5. I remember this one from my travels to Egypt, it was so hot, I felt very faint – I'm not sure if it was just the heat though – I think the atmosphere of the place had a lot to do with it too – there's something there which you can't quite put your finger on but you feel it's presence.

  6. WOW! What a show that must of been! I'm going to have to let my son check this out. He just got done writing a paper about Egypt and I know he would enjoy this.

  7. I have attended this spectacular show a few years back. I just saw video that you posted in your article. It brought back many great memories. I still wonder how did they managed to light all Giza pyramids in yellow green and red colors! They are so enormously big. And the part with the green lasers was very futuristic. I will never forget poor lonely deserted old Sphinx… he was so sad.

  8. Hi Ingrida, this show was spectacular! I enjoyed it so much. The voice of Omar Sheriff, the lights and the pyramids make it an amazing show. I am not sure how they have done the light settings. It must have been quite a job because like you say, they are huge. My best memory is the Sphinx quietly looking at everyone…not saying a word.Thank you for visiting my blog!Nelieta

  9. Hi Debra I couldn´t help to think about my trip to Egypt with all the conflict and turmoil happening over there. Omar´s voice is perfect, I agree. It was a memorable evening and something I want to treasure forever.Thank you for your comment!

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