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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

Luxor 23512, Egypt
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Ranked #9 of 47 attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and... more » Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and reliefs, which have been meticulously restored over time. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The story of this queen is entertaining, the temple is in the top ten but not at the top. There are amazing temples with more complete drawings in Luxor. This temple has an impressive location and presentation but, unfortunately, her son destroyed much of the evidence of her reign.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

you have to visit the temple of the queen hatshepsut if you are in the west bank. go ther and you gonna see how she was powerful queen for 20 years at least.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

go early and this is spectacular - be aware that showing some bits of the temple mean the guides want a tip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Although we visited in the intense heat of July we walked up to the monument rather than pay for the mini bus. As you get closer the architecture gets more impressive and more detailed. We both really enjoyed perusing each if the different areas. It did not take too long to walk around but was good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Once I started in Egypt I had to see it all. This might not be the most impressive construction but is well-worth seeing. Many might remember for the tragic events many years ago, when a group of Egyptian militants open fire and killed 60 tourist. Your tour manager be able to say what is safe and what it isn't nowadays.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It is very hot out in the desert here but there is an on-site cafe where you can cool off afterwards. It is one of those sites that very much blows your mind and is well worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a large, impressive temple on the west side of the Nile. It perfectly lines up with other Luxor temples on the east bank. We first viewed the temple in the early morning at sunrise during a ballon ride well above the Nile and temple. The color of the sunrise in the east with the temple on the west... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You cannot really miss this place and pretty much any organized tour will include this temple in its itinerary. This is also the reason why you will always find a good deal of tourists, certainly many more people than you can eventually bump into in other archeological areas of Luxor. The text and pictorial cycle are beautiful and also tell... More

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Northfleet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You cant visit Luxor and not take in the sights. The history is breath taking, Hapshepsut is carved into the mountain rock. the Actual history of who she was and how she publicly portrayed herself as a Pharaoh is remarkable. Take plenty of water as there is little relief from the sun, watch out for the Vendors here as well

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Have visited Hatsheput many times before - did a day trip to Luxor to show a friend. Have never previously encountered such aggressive and rude touting of tat - some members of our group were tearful from the treatment. Gangs of touts would close in on tourists, ESPECIALLY SINGLE WOMEN. AVOID. Note Karnak & Valley of the Kings were not... More

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