The 1000-year old temple was added to the Unesco World Heritage list as a place of “Outstanding Universal Value” in 2007. Until 2008 climbing the pyramid was a popular activity for tourists, but this was outlawed to protect the ancient stonework.
Who can legally climb the pyramids?
The interiors of all three pyramids of Giza are open to visitors, but each requires the purchase of a separate ticket. Although tourists were once able to freely climb the pyramids, that is now illegal. Offenders face up to three years in prison as penalty.