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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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had no idea what to really expect even though I'd read and heard about the Valley of the Kings forever..... It's actually amazing. These are elaborate tombs and labyrinths that the pharaohs and their people spent lifetimes planning. That in itself is unfathomable to me. The DETAIL that remains is stunning. Some of them are still quite rich with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Totally enjoyable and interesting, to be amongst history that you only hear about when young. The work that went into the design of each Tomb is a must to see. The whole experience is unforgettable.

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King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Everything we expected and more. We visited in mid-July through a tour we arranged at our hotel with Thomas Cook (a company -- request Shayma!) and entered four tombs (three are included with the entry price and we payed an extra 100 pounds each to see King Tut's tomb). You will have to leave your cameras at the gate but... More

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High Peak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The temple at Karnak is amazing and well worth the visit for this alone was a little hot though. Not much shade in the valley. Be sure to take sun glasses as the glare from the rocks is quite bright

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really interesting to go into the tombs and see how the Egyptians used to honour their kings. I think one of the most surprising things was how plain the surrounding area was, you would never have guessed that the area was a large burial ground.

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TADCASTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The 3 tombs visit allows one to see close up hyroglyphics that could only dream about before.The colours on them are like new in most cases. Imagine being the one to first discover one of these tombs,it set the mind racing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

it was a good place to visit the royal tombs for the kings. the drawings on the walls still intact . No cameras allowed inside the tombs.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Tombs here are amazing! Its a really strange experience to step into somewhere that has so much history set back thousands of years ago! Some of the tombs are well preserved others are not but to be honest they're all worth seeing. We paid extra for the Ramses tomb and we were not disappointed its amazing and what the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Only three to visit, the others are closed. Sad that you cannot take any pictures from the inside. Only a short trip but great and impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yes, I agree with all the reviewers -- the Valley of the Kings is amazing, awesome, impressive, etc. The first time you walk down into one of the tombs you can't believe how well-preserved are all the colorful hieroglyphics from thousands of years ago. But our guide couldn't accompany us into the tombs, so no explanations at all, which was... More

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