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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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Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Coming to Egypt you must see Valley of the Kings. Seeing the tombs and feel the history is amazing. I recommend that you book a local guide. For example Eye of Horus Tours

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clan7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Only three tombs open but was better than previous visits. we had time to really look at the wall carvings and soak in the experience It was nice to be free from the usual hassle of local vendors.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is the heritage of ancient civilization but honsetly there is not much left to see. I visited 3 tombs - they are more less the same. Of course you can see great painitngs and hieroglifs on the walls but all the items were moved to Cairo museum. There are no information in the tombs regarding the meaning of the... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Valley as part of the Thomas Cook/Blue skies tour. Firstly the moment you get off the coach you are surrounded by 30/40 street sellers who constantly hassle you to the door of the entrance. ignoring them makes no difference and some get quite aggressive when you say no. But the worst part is that you are... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You really need more than a day here to be able to see everything that you want to. I managed to fit in only 4 tombs, as they are all spread out so far. You don't realise that the heat takes it out of you aswell. It was not particularly busy on the morning that we went, and everything was... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This one was probably the hardest work of the lot which we saw on the cruise portion of our Egyptian tour, yet it also probably had the most to offer. Seeing King Tut's tomb (extra) and how small it was next to thos adjacent, makes you realise how fabulous the ancients' lost treasures must have been! Also when you're done... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On this visit went to Howard Carter's house and walking around the rooms and seeing the artifacts was fasinating. They have recently opened a replica of Tutankhamun tomb next door that is well worth a visit. The attention to detail is astonishing. You couldn't tell the difference between the replica and the real tomb...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Go early in the morning. Take lots of water. Prepare to be hassled to buy mementos. Drink water. Pay to see Tutenkhamen's tomb before it is sealed. Drink more water. Well worth the visit.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's unlike anything you have seen. Although there are no actual mummies, you can go inside the tombs and appreciate all the well kept art decorating them.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I cannot count the number of times I have been here over the years and yet I could not think of visiting Luxor without going again. There are sometimes different tombs open and I have not been disappointed with any I have seen. A fabulous magical place. The only thing to be warned of, and its only to be aware... More

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