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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.
Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

Those statues were much less impressive than I anticipated because they stand next to a road and you might almost miss them if there weren't many tourists taking pictures on the small parking lot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dino W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only thing to really see here is the Colossi, which is cool for pictures and then moving on. Worth the quick trip if you're in the area, but don't make a special trip for it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is part of the touristic experience in Luxor. We stopped here and took some fancy "Wakanda forever" photos!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 202kaem
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are many other things in Luxor you will have a better experience than this. If you're driving from the east bank to the Temple of Madinat Habu or the valley of the artisans you will probably see it on your way. Its right beside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sweettea4me2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped here on the way to the valley of the kings. These are really large statues and worth a stop. Honestly they are impressive, but after the tombs I saw later in the day they pale in comparison.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is free to see the statues, but without a guide to explain things it might be a bit boring for you. Basically get a guide.for the day and.they will stop there ND give an explanation. Alternatively it is about a 45 minute work from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brett A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colossi of Memnon are incredible statues but they pale in comparison to other sites in Egypt. It is a point to stop for a photo opp and that is about it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank awanderingweb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will pass these statues on your way into the valley of the Kings, they are nice and worth a look, but the name over emphasises the actual statues!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sjontaela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The colossi of Memnon, despite its slight disappointment, is nonetheless a must see. It’s a drive out there but not far from the West Bank (maybe 15 min drive by car). The two statues stand majestically and almost defiantly against time and man’s intervention. Once...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hobson00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Colossi of Memnon provides a photo stop on the way into the Valley of the Kings. The colossi are two enthroned statues of Amenhotep 3. We visited around 7am with few other people and souvenirs sellers just setting up for the day. The timing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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