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EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS

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The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November 2008, there are sources citing both 118 and 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids. Most were built as tombs for the country’s pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.

Most famous pyramids:

The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.

Number and location of pyramids:

In 1842 Karl Richard Lepsius produced the first modern list of pyramids – see Lepsius list of pyramids – in which he counted 67. A great many more have since been discovered. As of November 2008, 118 Egyptian pyramids have been identified.

Abu Rawash:

Abu Rawash is the site of Egypt’s most northerly pyramid (other than the ruins of Lepsius pyramid number one) the mostly ruinedPyramid of Djedefre, son and successor of Khufu. Originally it was thought that this pyramid had never been completed, but the current archaeological consensus is that not only was it completed, but that it was originally about the same size as the Pyramid of Menkaure, which would have placed it among the half-dozen or so largest pyramids in Egypt.

Giza:

Giza is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the “Great Pyramid” and the “Pyramid of Cheops”); the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Kephren); the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), along with a number of smaller satellite edifices known as “Queen’s pyramids”; and the Great Sphinx.

The Giza Necropolis has been a popular tourist destination since antiquity, and was popularized in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Zawyet el-Aryan:

This site, halfway between Giza and Abu Sir, is the location for two unfinished Old Kingdom pyramids. The northern structure’s owner is believed to be pharaoh Nebka, while the southern structure, known as the Layer Pyramid, may be attributable to the Third Dynasty pharaoh Khaba, a close successor of Sekhemkhet.

Abu Sir:

There are a total of fourteen pyramids at this site, which served as the main royal necropolis during the Fifth Dynasty. The quality of construction of the Abu Sir pyramids is inferior to those of the Fourth Dynasty.

The three major pyramids are those of Niuserre, which is also the best preserved, Neferirkare Kakai and Sahure. The site is also home to the incomplete Pyramid of Neferefre. Most of the major pyramids at Abu Sir were built similar construction techniques, comprising a rubble core surrounded by steps of mud bricks with a limestone outer casing. The largest of these 5th Dynasty pyramids, the Pyramid of Neferirkare Kakai, is believed to have originally been built as a step pyramid some 70 m (230 ft) high and then later transformed into a “true” pyramid by having its steps filled in with loose masonry.

Saqqara:

Major pyramids located here include the Step Pyramid of Djoser – generally identified as the world’s oldest substantial monumental structure to be built of dressed stone – the Pyramid of Userkaf, the Pyramid of Teti and the Pyramid of Merikare, dating to the First Intermediate Period. Also at Saqqara is the Pyramid of Unas, which retains a pyramid causeway that is one of the best-preserved in Egypt. Together with the pyramid of Userkaf, this pyramid was the subject of one of the earliest known restoration attempts, conducted byKhaemweset, a son of Ramesses II.

A Taste Of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur’s 5 Best Restaurants|Nayab khan

Kuala Lumpur's 10 Best Restaurants
Restaurants:

“Trendy place withstanding the test of time”

The 5 Best Trendy Kuala Lumpur Restaurants 2015 list is a guide to the city’s best fashionable restaurants to indulge in and be seen at. Although Kuala Lumpur is a very tourist friendly capital, its food options are still largely geared towards the local crowd, with Chinese coffee shops and mamaks (Indian-Malay restaurants) dominating its dining scene.

Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene runs the gamut from budget street food to high-end luxury.It also reflects the diversity of cultural traditions in Malaysia, bringing in Indian,Chinese, and Western influences to its Southeast Asian foundations. This list of ten of the best restaurants in KL

“Outstanding culinary experience!”

Kuala Lumpur 5 Best Trendy Restaurants

1-Bijan Bar & Restaurant:

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Bijan Bar & Restaurant is perhaps one of Kuala Lumpur’s best-kept secrets. An award-winning restaurant opened in 2003, it was listed as one of the Malaysia Tatler’s 2011 Best Restaurants in Malaysia and was also the fully-deserving winner of Time Out KL’s Food Awards Best Malay Restaurant in 2009.Serving high-end Malay cuisine, the food served here is halal and only the best ingredients are used.

Authentic Malay food with great service

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:30 & 18:30 – 10:30 Monday – Saturday; 16:30 – 22:30 Sunday
  • Address: No. 3, Jalan Ceylon 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2031 3575 or +603 2031 6568

2-The Bird Restaurant:

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A place where delicious local & Nyonya dishes are served. A place that has heart and you will be made to feel truly welcomed and be entertained by the multitalented owners. They sing, they paint and they cook up a meal that you will never forget. A place where the elderly would appreciate as well. A place where you will tell people about. A place where you will want to return again & again.

The Bird would be a good place to dine at where one can find a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Nyonya food.Mango Ice Blended, King Toh Chicken, Vegetable, Marmite Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Butter King Fish, Squid Dish, Homemade Cendol, 3 Flavour Prawn, Mantis Prawn, Four Heavenly Kings vegetable, The Sambal Paku, Fried Squid/Calamari, The Coffee Chicken Wings

“Delightful Gem with Amazing Hospitality”

  • Opening Hours: daily (11 am – 11 pm).Closed on Monday
  • Address: 5 Jalan 3/62D,Medan Putra Business Centre,Bandar Menjalara, Kepong,KL
  • Tel: 03 6277 1453, 012 314 9882, 012 305 8836

3-Enak:

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Enak takes the best elements of Malaysian food.The combination of nostalgic home cooking and a fine dining sensibility makes Enak another advocate for raising Malay cuisine to fine dining heights. Traditional dishes such as Satay, Gado-Gado andRendang Padang are all given a contemporary twist, while staying true to their original incarnations as family favorites. The restaurant also attempts to rediscover forgotten flavors and dishes by trawling the cultural memory of Kuala Lumpur’s residents.

“Great food only disappointment to setting ”

  • Opening Hours: Open from 12pm to 12am(Last order at 11:45pm)
  • Address: LG2, Feast Floor,Starhill Gallery 181. Jalan, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Tel: +60 3-2141 8973

4-Songket:

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You are invited to Songket Restaurant & Bar an authentic Malay cuisine restaurant with a modern twist. We focus on outstanding Malay food with only the freshest ingredients in an elegant restaurant with a sophisticated ambience given the rich tradition and luxury associated with songket, At Songket, we delight our guests with a menu inspired from traditional Malay specialties, live traditional Malay entertainment, and luxurious songket from some of Malaysia’s most notable states.

Savour the delicious dishes, beautiful surroundings, excellent service, and the warm atmosphere of Songket. It is the perfect place for a leisurely meal, a drink with friends, a party or a business meeting. For extra comfort and to please a large group of people we can cater to company or personal functions by fully utilising the indoor area and the comfortable outdoor garden patio.

“Mouth-watering Malay cuisine!”

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm ,Sat – Sun & Public Holiday 5pm – 11pm
  • Address: No. 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel:  +603 2161 3331 or  sms/call +6012 2607769 (Firdaus) 
  • For dining reservationsOnline reservation

5-The 39 Restaurant:

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The 39 Restaurant is a restaurant in PNB Darby Park that redefines classic Malay cuisine. Set in elegant surrounds, it presents Malay cooking in an all-new setting by entering the fine-dining circle. Here, special emphasis is placed on food presentation and dishes use only top-notch ingredients.

The 39 Restaurant is divided into an air-conditioned indoor dining area and an al fresco rooftop section. There are no alcoholic beverages served so patrons enjoy the excellent teh tarik (milk tea) and kopi o (coffee), which is not really a hardship since the food pairs up better with these drinks anyway.

To avoid if you are looking for fine dining

  • Opening Hours: 12:30 – 15:00; 19:00 – 22:00
  • Address: PNB Darby Park, 10 Jalan Binjai, 50450 KL
  • Tel: +603 7490 3333

Collected And Prepared By Nayab Khan