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“not worth your time but it's free” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon
Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #26 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“not worth your time but it's free”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not much to see and just not worth your time when there is much more worth while. I'm just disapointed, I know they are big but no detail and just plain boring.

Visited January 2013
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Vikingstad, Sweden
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“Maybe more interesting when excavations are finished?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The statues and stories about them are interesting but it cannot rival the other sights of Luxor. As the statues have been repaired the "singing noise" (wind blowing in the cracks) has quieted. Excavations behind the statues were ongoing at the time of visit, might be that more could be added to this sighting in the future?

Visited January 2013
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Warszawa, Polska
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“Nice Statues, but a bit over-rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The statues, standing in middle of the desert are really impressive, but lack the atmosphere of all other tempels. If you add the annoyance of local "enterprenuers" I am not suprised not all trips stop here for longer than 10min.

Visited March 2012
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Lanark, Scotland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Colossal indeed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

It is easy to makie a quick stop here to see these impressive structures. And it is free! Also spectacular from a hot air balloon.

Visited January 2013
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Hampshire
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“Hassle!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We didn't bother getting off of the coach here as the level of hassling by street vendors was crazy! We just took a couple of photos through the window! Only a few of our group ventured out it was so bad.

Visited January 2013
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