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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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Bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ticket to Valley of the Kings gives you access to visit 3 tombs, randomly opened each day. For Tut Ankh Amun's tomb you have to pay a separate tax (about 10e), but you might be really disappointed. It's very small and all the famous artifacts are now in museums - so buy the ticket only if you want to... More

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

The tombs themselves are fascinating and it is worth paying the extra 100 Egyptian pounds (£8.30)to visit King Tut's tomb. Not a good place for those who have mobility difficulties or those who cannot take extreme heat as there is precious little shade.

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Bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting and famous attraction, too bad taking pictures is not allowed. They check your bags for cameras and they take them from you at the entrance (you can have them back when you leave). Don't try to take pictures with your smartphone either - they check our phone, even though we didn't take any pictures. The... More

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

OK, seriously, no-one is going to visit Luxor and NOT do the Valley of the Kings. The tombs here, including the tiny one of Tutankamen are an essential must-see. There's no need to write more - of course you'll visit here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was great to visit but DONT BRING YOUR CAMERA! They will not let you take it anywhere near the tombs and charge you for looking after it. I paid extra (100LE) to see Tutankhamun's body in his tomb, but bear in mind all his treasures are at Cairo. That includes his famous death mask. You do however get to... More

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Bologna, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

in entrance ticket you have paid for 3tombs of your choice. There is usually 10-15 tombs open and you can make choice of which to see. You can add Tutankhamon tomb for 100LE (is it not worth) and Ramses IV for (this is wonderfull) 60LE. Be aware from the guardians, they will try explain you some pictures as guide but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the Valley of the Kings at 7am, to avoid the heat. It was a comfortable temperature, and just getting too hot at the time we left. Guides are not allowed in the tombs, so you go in to each tomb alone, accompanied by a "guard." The tombs are absolutely INCREDIBLE, displaying spectacular paintings, carvings, and even a big... More

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

Arrived early, about 8am to beat the heat but still very warm. Later on it is too hot inside the tombs. We visited a medium size tomb and a slightly bigger one. Ticket was for 3 tombs but 2 was enough. Cannot remember whose but not a lot of steps which was good for my mother who is in her... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing to think that these tombs were carved from rock so many years ago. Well preserved and beautiful painting and ancient writing. Tragic to think that so many if these were plundered. No crowds and very few tourists. Had the Luxor Hilton all to ourselves at a bargain price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the Valley of the Kings as part of a cruise on the Nile. It was our first day, after arriving at 1.30 in the morning. We would not have missed it for anything - but yes, hats and water are essential. We visited two tombs that were part of the tour and Tutankhamen's for an additional payment. Each... More

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