The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, and the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge from India visit the pyramids of Giza (Photo: courtesy of Guinness World Record)
The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, at 251 centimetres, and the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge from India, at 62.8 centimetres, are touring Egypt in their first visit to the country.
On the first day of the visit, Kosen and Amge, the Guinness world record holders, visited the pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Tower.
The duo were invited to visit Egypt by the Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Development Authority.
Kosen said that this is his first visit to Egypt and "a dream come true."
"Looking at photos of the pyramids differs from being in front of their greatness, representing the miraculous ancient Egyptian civilisation," he commented.
He also expressed his admiration for the Cairo Tower.
Amge joined Kosen in delight, adding that visiting Egypt is the wish of every Indian person.
"The Egyptian and the Indian civilisations are similar to a large extent, thriving for thousands of years. With the pyramids we step closer to the enchanting mystery," she said.
Ahmed Makled, the chief executive manager of B Premium, which is the Guinness World Records' Egyptian partner, said that Kosen and Amge are two of the most followed records holders and their visit helps boost Egyptian tourism.
A press conference for Kosen and Amge will be held Saturday, 27 January, at Fairmont Nile City Hotel. The event is organized by G and Ministry of Tourism representatives.
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