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Tomb of Ay

Address: Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #17 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Harrogate
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206 reviews 206 reviews
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

off the mass tourist route tickets available at valley of kings then use your taxi its off to the right down the track about a mile the guardian will show u around plus some other features like the dummy tomb used to film the tut tomb find with howard Carter!!!

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Torino
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you go to the King Valley, visit also the Tomb of Ay, that is in a separate valley (that starts on the right of the ticket office for the King Valley), with a nice view (and no turists!!). We reached the tomb by bicycle (10-15 minutes from the main street). The quiet place with the rock landscape are peculiar,... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you go to the trouble of visiting the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor I thoroughly advise you go that extra few steps and take a taxi ride, or indeed a walk for the more adventurous to the western valley and the tomb of Ay. This part of the valley is infrequently... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The tomb is a delight and the paintings are generally fresh and clear, especially the 12 baboon hours. Even though it is rarely opened, the air is fresh and it was very cool. Entry is by stairs and ramps, so it is a fairly strenuous climb. The guardian and the tomb "Egyptologist" said nobody had visited it for several weeks.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

very much the same as king tut,but longer, makes you think though who was this tomb made for. For King tutankarmun or for himself.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The tomb is not located with the other tombs in the valley. As you approach the main entrance the tomb is to the right along a very bumpy road. You buy your ticket at the exhibition centre which I think was about LE80 (£8) and then follow the path all the way up a hill to the enterence to the... More 

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Luxor, Egypt
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Ay tomb is in the Valley of the Monkeys right next to the Kings Valley. There are only two tombs in this valley. Please don't be Persuaded to go to it by taxi, you can walk there giving you the chance to view one of the best valleys in Luxor, the views are stunning with amazing rock structors. This is... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Although not on the normal excursion list, the Tomb of Ay is a must. It is hidden away along a long path from the valley of the Kings carpark. If you visit you will certainly be the only tourists there. The tomb itself is down 2 sets of steep steps but wow what a surprise when you get to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Tomb of Ay is separate to the main tombs in the Kings Valley. You need to purchase a separate ticket at the KV ticket office. You reach the tomb by a dirt road to the right of the KV entrance. This is one of the most beautiful tombs in the valley. It is small, only 2 chambers, but the... More 

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newcastle
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have always wanted to go to the temple of Ay I was lucky enough to go this time or so I thought All I wanted was to look around in peace and quiet I was the only there apart from the two security who talked through out my time there. I just wanted them to be quiet so I... More 

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