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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting story about this female Pharaoh. May be that's why her temple is different from the others. It has two flights of stairs so quite a hard climb in the full sun. Be prepared. Magnificent.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely view of this temple and the history that goes with it. Again make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking in as it is quite a climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an absolutly amazing place, it quite a walk from the entrance to the top, but a tram will take you nearer. You walk up two flights of steps but when you reach the top it is an absolutly stunning view. The heroglifics (excuse the spelling) are fantastic, and the queens life story is brill. This was my favourite... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Necessarily find the time to visit. Hidden in the sands. Unique architecture. Every detail is perfect. Unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visit early before all the coaches arrive - we got there about 5am and had the place almost to ourselves. Amazing paintings

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