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Temple of Medinat Habu

Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.

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185 reviews 185 reviews
68 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Ooops... I reviewed Karnak and Luxor Temple and got confused re my right and left. Thos two amazing "must see" temples are on the right (EAST) bank and not on the west back as I think I wrote. (Sorry.) As usual Medinat Habu features massive "pylons" that mark what must have been very intimidating entrances. You walk into an open... More

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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Not on the usual sites included in the standard tourist itinerary. We took a guide and were well rewarded beautiful temple and so very atmospheric especially with excavations still taking place. Recommended.

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Luxor, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

As temples go, this one was less than impressive. The saving graces are that the carvings are very deep so the details are well preserved. There are a few odd reliefs if you know what you are looking at. Very warlike temple.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Habu temple is one of the most intact temples - it's well preserved, quite vast and the walls still retain great detail. Walking through the temple you can feel the power and sophistication of the ancient pharaohs - the temple was built by Ramses III during his rule. A must go to if you're in Luxor.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This site is so rich with details. The wall carvings are very clear and rich. Has a lot of history across the different eras it passed through with different inhabitants. Take a guide and make sure he tells you all the stories of the temple, the Ramsis who built it, the stories on the walls, the christian monks who hid... More

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Chesterfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was built by Ramesses iii in the 20th dynasty. One of my favourite temples, every time we are in Luxor we go a least once to Habu. We just pick a corner and sit down and try to decipher a part of the hieroglyphs. We are well known in the temple so tend not to be hassled by the... More

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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Spectacular site which was the first on our itinerary. Arrived at 7.15 and were the first visitors of the day so we had the entire place you ourselves. Carvings and statues mind blowing, fantastic atmosphere.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Most people do not go to this marvellous temple as it is not visited by people on cruise ships. It is spectacular and beautiful

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I enjoyed the luxor temple, the lights were very pretty at night. Very very beautiful. Cheap travel was a big plus as well

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Lisbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great temple built by Ramses III, during the New Kingdom. Some Lat Egypt references, colourful reliefs and gigantic statues. Best to bring a good guidebook so not to miss references in the columns and in the immense entrance reliefs. Simply beautiful.

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