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Valley of the Queens

Thebes, Egypt
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
Owner description: Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I, this valley contains the tombs of many royal wives and children, the most... more » Owner description: Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I, this valley contains the tombs of many royal wives and children, the most famous being that of Queen Nefertari. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Arriving at 430 by taxi from our hotel we were the only people there apart from the tomb guards and our taxi driver. It was silent, still and very atmospheric. Taken into the tombs by the guards who shone torches and pointed out things we may have missed. Small donation to the guards and no hassle made this a memorable... More

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North Yorkshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

As with the kings this was a really good experience to step into a part of history. I couldn't stay in the tombs for long as I was too hot but it. Was lovely to do even if only for a few minutes.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It is as good and tiring as the valley of kings. Also some tombs are opened for visit and others are closed for rest. Ask your guide about the available tombs for visit..Take your water with you NOT YOUR CAMERA because photos are not allowed in the tombs, it harms the paintings. Go watch Nefertari tomb no matter how expensive... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Valley of the Queens at Luxor Overall satisfaction score  (0-10).         10.0 We basically visited the beautiful temple built by the queen Hatsepsut. It is an impressive building with some well preserved paintings and statues. There are many tombs around but we didn't visit any of them and I don't know if those can be visited since... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited here straight after the valley of the kind and were supervised to find it almost empty compared to the valley of the kings which had been bustling with tourists. For us the valley if the queens was as impressive as the kings, although the tombs were smaller, they had bright colourful hieroglyphics and one tomb every contained a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We like how the guide took us round from one tomb to the the other. I will like to visit this place as many times as I would have an opportunity to visit this site. It will be helpful to others who have planned to visit Egypt if the peace in Egypt returns soon.

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Luxor, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

the valley of the queens is situated to the extreme south of the valley of the king it's the place which was chosen for the tombs of the queens and princesses of the 19th and 20th dynasties the 18the dynasty queens prefered to be buried in the valley of the kings like queen Hatshepsut and tawsert and ty wife of... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

On our first visit to the Westbank our guide told us that there was nothing special about the Valley of the Queens, and not being experts we followed her advice and didn't visit it. We decided to make a 2nd visit to the Westbank without the guide and went to the Valley of the Queens. Why she advised against we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had visited a number of temples along the Nile before our visit to the Valley of the Queens. What we enjoyed most about our Nile trip was how different and varied the sites of interest were. We were so impressed with the tombs we visited here particularly the beautiful colourful paintings. The rocky dry valley in which they were... More

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Nottinghamshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Built over 2 floors this temple has to be seen to believe how amaxing and breathtaking it really is. From pulling into the car park its grandure is not fully felt until you are walking up the steps of this great temple. With spectacular views over the west and East bank from the temple it truly is somewhere you need... More

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