Lonely Planet names Great Pyramid one of the world's 'most iconic' structures
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a fantastic destination for people planning to visit Egypt on a tailor made holiday.
Lonely Planet, the guidebook company which maintains a travel advice website, said that the wondrous attraction is one of the "most iconic" structures in the world.
"Around two million stone blocks, each weighing two tonnes, were brought together to serve as [Egyptian pharaoh Khufu's] tomb," the organisation noted on its website.
Lonely Planet went on to note that the ancient attraction has been popular with people on holiday for thousands of years.
"The Great Pyramid is the planet's original tourist attraction - counting [Mark] Antony … and Napoleon among its many early visitors - and keeps company with three other pyramids and that other illustrious attraction, the Sphinx."
The Egyptian attraction - also known as the Pyramid of Khufu - is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. There are two other large pyramids on the Giza necropolis: the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure.