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Valley of the Kings

Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Very empty when we arrived, no sign of other visitors. We were there early, but there were only the annoying salesmen around who I promptly directed away. It soon warmed up, but the sights were amazing. Lots of walking and climbing down little shafts into the tombs, but well worth the struggle. Will never forget the paintings and carving within... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A fascinating place that gives you a real sense of ancient Egyptian culture and beliefs, and also of how Howard Carter must have felt to have uncovered the tombs here. It's a great pity though that the tombs are largely empty and are being eroded by our very presence. I though the no camera rule was a little over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

When you descend into the various tombs located here you will be amazed at the fantastic quality of the inscriptions. The colors still quite vibrant. You go thru a visitors center then board a short tram ride. It will be VERY hot so wear comfortable clothing. You will need to walk down a steep ramp and then back up again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Thomas Cook organise tour. It was very hot u need a hat & plenty of water. We saw 3 tombs I was blown away by the whole experience incredible! Beautiful drawings very moving don't be put off u need to go simply in awe of the construction the history and incredible hyroglyphics .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very interesting tour but a lot of walking involved and very warm! Would definitely visit again! Would recommend paying the additional fee to see Tut's tomb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Valley of the Kings on a Nile Legacy cruise. When you arrive you walk through a small visitor centre & then take the little land train into the Valley itself. With your entry ticket you get to visit 3 tombs and our guide suggested which out of the 15 that were open would be the best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The tombs are amazing, but sadly the visitors like me are slowly destroying the beautiful art on the walls and the ceilings just by breathing out moisture. It is just incredibly hot and was forty plus on the day we visited and I drank about four bottle of water there. Some of the tombs are really steep and long but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A wide selection to choose from - the three we visited all highly decorated telling their own story. Try to arrive early to avoid the heat and remember no cameras are allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well worth the early start and short flight, Amazing history - a must visit and if you can also take a boat trip down the Nile! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited the Valley of the Kings and found it to be very interesting! I was amazed by the size and vivid colors of the hieroglyphics! It looks like they were painted yesterday! They were all along the tunnels that led to the tombs.

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