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Valley of the Kings

Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
Traveler Description: The Valley of Kings is the ancient burial ground used by the Pharoahs and dignitries from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. Among 63 royal tombs is the... more »
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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful clear, fresh air! an the silence...apart ,obviously from the chatter of the tourists. Fascinating. Unbelievable that all the artwork is still there to see. There are a number of tombs that one can enter. They are not stuffy, nor will you feel claustrophobic. Very well set up for tourists. Tut's tomb is there, but there is an extra fee... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The only really good tomb to visit is the boy King Tutankhamen.His is the only body still in his tomb. There are so many tombs there. We saw three tombs but you have to pay more to see to see the others, and even more to see Tutankhamen and Ramessess 11

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Dover, Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My advice is to arrive as it opens, at 6am. Mainly to avoid the daytime heat, but also the tourist shops are not open on the way in and you only have to endure the hassle from the shop owners on the way out! Once your ticket for viewing 3 temples is purchased, you can pay 4 Egyptian pounds to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wow! I still can't believe that I walked in the footsteps of ancient Egyptians, up and down the steps to the underground tombs of the Kings. I felt a true and powerful sense of the past. The tombs were dug out with hand tools. Admission price included a visit to three named tombs. Photographs were not allowed inside the tombs,... More

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Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visit 3 tombs (#8-11-14) and it was so impressive. The only bad thing, is that you cannot take pictures, even when you are outside!!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Arriving at 6am to what looked like a mine from the outset. Rocky outcrops and crumbling stones. Tombs are opened on a rota. We paid to access 3 chosen by our personal guide. They did not disappoint. You just have to set your mind back 3,500 years ago to fully appreciate the work of these artisans. They must have worked... More

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

yes i am glad i went to the valley of the kings, however i felt like i was walking through a glorified quarry! the tombs are lovely but really not worth the walk up to the top! not sure the price of entrance fee as our guide purchased this

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived early at 7am. Very quiet so could explore without the crowds. Access to 3 tombs included price. Visited 6; 8 & 11 on advice from our guide. Explored on our own and were only ones in tomb 8. Deep tomb and really quite eerie but amazing! Just watch out for the local guides in each tomb - they will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to visit the tombs and we were not disappointed. However be prepared to travel as early as possible due to the high temperatures. We booked the tour with a local travel company in Luxor which was around 50% cheaper than booking it via our tour operator

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Maybe we were tombed out when we got here but we enjoyed the tombs at the valley of artisans and noble's tombs more then these.

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