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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

only three tombs open at one time. the site was a lot smaller than you expect. the tombs are large and easy to walk in and out maybe 8 feet square. small incline on all tombs maybe 80 meters long. no photos allowed on site. wink wink £2.00 remember your in Egypt ... what great people very friendly English is... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Valley of the Kings is incredible. The colour and condition of the Hieroglyphics and pictures will amaze you. Usually 3 tombs open and included in ticket price. The three tombs rotate depending on which are under restoration, etc. Would suggest skipping King Tuts tomb (costs LE100 extra) as not very impressive but you do get to see his mummy. Tomb... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Skip Tutankhamun’s tomb ( which is empty and visit contents at Museum in Cairo) and go right to Ramses V tomb which is full of stunning original color. Spectacular!

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit ,with all the tombs .we went with our guide mo who was great at recommending the best tombs to visit ,you get to see 3 tombs with the ticket price .We went in early Oct and it was 40 degrees ,but well worth it!

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was my second time in Egypt and this time i managed to visit Valley of the Kings. And it is really worth visiting! Especially, if you are interested in history of ancient Egypt and were fascinated by books of C W Ceram. Unfortunately, there are only 5 tombs that can be visited and normally only 3 are inculded in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was great to go and see the tombs that I'd read about and seen on the TV, our guide was brilliant being extremely knowledgeable and he spoke English perfectly. I was disappointed that you're not allowed to take photos anywhere inside the valley area, I understand entirely the need to protect the hieroglyphics, but surely shots of the tombs... More

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I am claustrophobic so was a little concerned about the tombs, but managed a couple, some are toooooo deep, but worth a try, at least the visit wasnt wasted in this amazing place.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Seen the tombs so many times on TV, it was an amazing experience visiting these tombs. Make sure you look at the 3D model at the entrance. The colours in the tombs were so vivid. We paid to see the optional extra two tombs. Ramses VI's tomb was incredible, Tutankhamen's was a bit of a let down, but hey you... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wonderful opportunity to visit the temples of kings and see the tombs up close, some temples have lots of steps down to see them, but others are easier. No photo allowed but can buy pack of photos really cheap and well worth it.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visited here in October 2014 and visited three tombs. You have to pay extra to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun. The colours are amazing. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the tombs - not even allowed to take cameras in. Though there is a train which takes you to the tombs from the entry gate, there is walking... More

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