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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
Description: Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet...
Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.
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Nice place to start your Luxor Trip at

This was a nice place to start my family tour of the city of Luxor at. It includes very large statues of some of Egypt's most powerful Pharaohs! The bazaar there is also very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to start my family tour of the city of Luxor at. It includes very large statues of some of Egypt's most powerful Pharaohs! The bazaar there is also very cheap if you want to buy some cheap souvenirs.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Is a must if you are visiting Luxor. The only issue is people trying to sell you things they don't want to give up. Just say no thank you.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I last visited the Colossi in the 1980's and I was surprised at the amount of development that has taken place in the intervening years. A viewing court-yard has been constructed and there are a number of retail outlets in the area. There is considerable escavation of Amenhotep's temple in progress, although very little of this remains. The statues were... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A great quick stop and photo opp. Many rather aggressive sellers in the parking area so be prepared.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not one of the best things to see. They're big yes and there's an interesting story behind them. Small bus parking spot next yo them. If you're on an escorted tour you'll only get a few minutes to take some snaps but you don't need linger as you get mobbed by the traders and kids. Once you've seen it that's... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

These relics are HUGE! The rest of the temple (I am told) was destroyed in an earthquake but these treasures remain. Located right by the road this is an easy stop to make for just about anyone, so why wouldn't you? Cool photo just by themselves or with you in it (shows off their massive size).

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

These huge statues are on all the itineraries of the guided tours and the coaches stop here for about ten minutes. However it is wonderful to see these gigantic statues on a balmy Egyptian morning on the way to the Valley of the Kings. Their size is really astonishing and there are lots of excavations going on around them which... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Colossi of Memnon are a huge pair of statues that appear sat in the middle of a field. Chances are you would have seen other attractions in Luxor by the time you get to see these Colossi, so they are sadly not as impressive as they would be if they were a "stand alone" attraction. There are enormous excavation and... More 

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Kelso, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Massive statues that must have been amazing when part of the original temple complex, but all that has gone now. The statues are sat alone and look quite eerie and forlorn. It's a case of stop, take a photo and then drive off. A pity really but nothing else to say.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Since I decided to rent a bike (which is the best thing to do in Luxor) I cycled to the valley of the Kings and stopped by at the Colossi! I was left alone by the traders and I feel that was due to the bike, as they might had the impression that I'm a 'local' (= Yes, the statues... More 

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