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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

Luxor 23512, Egypt
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Ranked #7 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very interesting tour but a lot of walking and very warm! Would definitely visit again! Would recommend walking all the way to the top to look back over the city of luxor

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was a little disappointed by the temple as it has been totally reconstructed and architecturally compared to say a Kom Ombo or other similar temple is quite average

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This place has been. Partly re-built as archaeologists used to believe that this was the thing to do, and I agree with them. A pile of stones on the ground wouldn't have looked half as impressive. It gets really hot here and there is no shade at all unless you head for the cafe. There are actually three temples on... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The setting is spectacular, standing at the top looking down on the Nile in the distance it's good to be able to see this rebuild, though there are so many actual temples still intact.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Take bottled water with you. Amazing place which has been rebuilt really well. awesome art work. Only downside is the blokes always asking for money.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited this temple following our visit to the nearby Valley of the Kings. Entrance to the temple site is around £5 per person. To access the site you first have to brave a bazaar where local merchants will seek to persuade you (quite forcefully sometimes) to purchase scarves, guide books and other items. You are then taking on a... More

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Bucharest
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As anything in the area - from Karnak to Valley of the Kings, this is another impressive sight. Unfortunately the entrance road passes through a bazaar, where merchants go crazy when seeing tourists (as in any other place). From there a small ride takes you to the temple, to avoid walking under the burning sun. There is very little shade... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

the outside of this temple looks like it was designed in the 20th century. Nice little café gives respite from the heat with good coffee & ice cream

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a beauty right in the middle of the desert. Take your time and go on all the terraces, it's worth it. Beware of the temperatures. There is no shade, you have to spend about 1-2 hours in the scorching sun, so bring lots of water, sun screen and sun hats. They're not optional, they're paramount. After you enter,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This temple is fantastic. The only reason I'm not rating it higher is that there are just so many incredible things to see in Luxor and this isn't in the top five. But sure, if you've got the time, of course you should see it.

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