Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings, Luxor: Address, Valley of the Kings Reviews: 4.5/5

Valley of the Kings
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Cemeteries
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This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian pharaohs. Among over 60 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen that was found in pristine condition.
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jennie1786
Ipswich, UK6 contributions
Breathtaking
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visiting the valley of the kings is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. To appreciate the full history of the tombs it’s imperative to go with a guide. Ours was able to read and explain the language. We had the option of paying £15 (english) to see tuthankhamen tomb however was also advised it wasn’t anything special other than having a mummy in it. So we decided against it. Tip. Be prepared for the weather it’s always very hot - much like dessert conditions but well worth the trip
Written October 25, 2021
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JOSE R
27 contributions
Place of death full of life
Oct 2021 • Couples
Entering on the ancient tombs is an experience you will remember forever!! The details of the hard work this people made, carving the rock with basic tools. Certainly make it self the honor to be a beautiful museum.
Written October 21, 2021
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Phyllis B
Surprise, AZ39 contributions
Amazing Valley of the Kings experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
We arrived early in the morning to avoid crowds. The visitor center display shares an overview of the tombs discovered and the depths of entry. When we were there some were closed, visited three which is probably maximum to avoid info overload. Our tour guide, Abdo Esmel, with Memphis Tours escorted us courteously and expedited out entry and exit to the valley.
Written October 21, 2021
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Pat Campbell
Milwaukee, WI6 contributions
Hot Tour to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
Oct 2021
Valley of the Kings is a 5 star attraction in Egypt. There were hundreds of people there the day we went to visit. The valley is about an hour drive outside of Luxor. On the way we passed the Collusus of Memnon. The drive to the valley continues up into the hills. At the parking lot there is a small tram that then takes you to the start of the walking tour of the tombs. There are 3 tombs available on your ticket and you can select any 3 you wish that are open. We went to Ramses IX, I and V tombs. It's really a hot place with typical temps over 100 and the sun beating down on you. Ramses I tomb is really steep with a long stairway down to the bottom. The reason to go there is to experience the painted decorations on the wall. Except for Tut, all the mummies are in the new Egyptian Museum of National Civilization in Cairo. You have to be able to walk very well to hike the tombs. Ramses IX is the only one we know of that is partly wheelchair friendly. There is a cafe that serves some snacks and drinks . Cameras are limited to cell phones which today are very good. Recommend going but need a hat and suntan lotion.
Written October 18, 2021
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Isabel J
West New York, NJ1 contribution
Beautiful
Oct 2021
Definitely one of the best places I ever visited in my life! Its name gives you an idea of how cool it is but also it tells you how spiritual it is. Egypt in general looked like many movie scenes to me and this was one of the most impressing scenes hahah
Written October 15, 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,881 contributions
Must see site in Egypt
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hot, dry, strong sun. Walking back thousands of years into history. Incredible site with dozens of excavated tombs. The entry ticket allows you to select three to visit (Tut is an extra fee). Amazing site!
Written October 14, 2021
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Milenko
6 contributions
Professional guide
Oct 2021 • Friends
If you want to know and see part of the ancient Egypt you should visit Valley of the Kings among others.
It’s very important to be with professional guide and this is King Mimo (that’s his pseudo name). He is Egyptian, which is very important and he was very informative and a man with good positive energy! He speaks English and German. If you want to hire him for your day in Luxor you can reach him on FB: Mimo King Ankh
Written October 10, 2021
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Robert H
West Palm Beach, FL1,307 contributions
Give us our money back
Sep 2021 • Friends
After paying US$20 per person to see the mummy we were ousted in preference to some VIP. Weren’t in there for 2 min. So we want our money back. The National Egyptian Museum is a wow.
Written September 26, 2021
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Orla M
4 contributions
One to Tick off the Bucket List
Sep 2021
Definitely one to tick off the bucket list. We had up to 3 temples to visit included on our ticket, and all of them were just awe inspiring. Its best to have a tour guide with you to relate the drawings and the stories behind them. Highly recommend.
Written September 14, 2021
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Alexa S
24 contributions
Great place completes the story of the pyramids!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Outstanding place, brilliant art, vivid colors.... Jaw dropping. Whoever is visiting Luxor must go and see it. I'd say it is as important as the pyramids!!
Written September 13, 2021
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