One of the Colossi of Memnon faces the rising sun on the East Bank.

Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see upon arrival at the West Bank.  Standing sixty feet high, they originally guarded the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, thought to have been the largest in Egypt, but plundered for building materials.