Directly behind the Great Pyramid is the Solar Boat Museum, which displays one of the ceremonial solar barques unearthed in the area that has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
Further south on the plateau is the Pyramid of Chephren (also known as the Pyramid of Khefre), which has an internal tunnel area that can be entered, and the smaller Pyramid of Mycerinus (Pyramid of Menkaure).
The Pyramids of Giza are Cairo's number one half-day trip and a must-do attraction on everyone's itinerary.
Right on the edge of the city, these fourth dynasty funerary temples have been wowing travelers for centuries and continue to be one of the country's major highlights.
The north eastern part is known as Kaliobia Governorate, while the west bank is part of the governorate of Giza, and the eastern parts and south eastern parts are another governorate known as Cairo, the three parts are known together as greater Cairo.
The city is marked by the traditions and influences of the East and the West, the ancient and the modern.
Of note is that there are Sufi performances held in the mausoleum.