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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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Kathrine Cookson wrote a review Oct 27
Sheffield, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
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It was lovely experience was Beautiful the only thing to let this experience make us feel Uncomfortable was the guardians following us around and asking for money
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Date of experience: October 2020
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anniegreenjeans wrote a review Sep 2020
willits, ca6 contributions
This dawn experience was extraordinary! We saw the steps turn golden as the sun rose, and were drawn into the center of the temple. The Chapel of Hathor was lovely, and felt very special. The Chapel of Anubis was along a corridor of pictures showing a historical lineage of kings and Hatshepsut.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DEK_29 wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia992 contributions1,023 helpful votes
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This is my favorite monument and place to visit in Egypt. Other monuments such as Karnak or the Pyramids are awe inspiring however, this temple is striking in that it is just over three thousand years old and yet it looks like a modern building as it appears to come out of the rock cliff behind it. Over the years, I have seen numerous photographs that show the restoration of the temple however, none of these come close to the majesty of the place itself. And it appears that the temple has had some changes since my previous visit in 2010. Tips: My tip for the travellor is to have plenty of bottled water and a wide brimmed hat, no matter what time of year (even on the coldest day in Luxor's recorded history); Deir el Bahari is one of the hottest places in Egypt. On your way in, have a look at the remains of trees that were brought back from Punt during the reign of Hatshepsut. The guardians of this temple are very friendly and will take photographs of you if asked-don't forget to tip them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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rogerwgoddard wrote a review Sep 2020
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom35 contributions27 helpful votes
This is one of the most impressive monuments to visit on the West bank og the Nile at Luxor. Over the years I have visited it many times. One of the most impressive way it to take a taxi to the entrance to the Valley of the Kings and just before the pay office on the LHS a track runs up the side of the hill. Walk up it and you will eventually end up at "Hot Chicken Soup" how people pronounce Hatshepsut. Make she you start early before it is too hot and take water. Ther is a military watchout on the top of the moutain so you will be safe.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Elizabeth O wrote a review Jun 2020
Moscow, Russia302 contributions8 helpful votes
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The temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most impressive temples of Egypt judging by its history, location, and architecture. It has been built in a unique place in the body of rock so that it can be viewed from the river Nile and even from the other shore, where the temple of Karnak is located. While most other temples extend horizontally, the temple of Hatshepsut rises vertically and consists of three terraces, each dedicated to a specific subject. At the entrance, you can see the remains of two ancient trees that Hatshepsut brought from her travel to Punt. Even though the son of the woman-pharaoh, Tutmos III, attempted to destroy the symbols of her glory, the reliefs of the temple remain untouched. You can even see the fish of the Red Sea on its walls!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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