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Colossi of Memnon

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into...

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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Good photo opportunity

The size of the Colossi of Memnon is impressive. Our tour did not stay long only for a quick photo opportunity.

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The size of the Colossi of Memnon is impressive. Our tour did not stay long only for a quick photo opportunity.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Colossi are treated as a photo Stop - but they are so much more: they were built to flank the entrance to possibly the largest temple ever built. Take the time to look at the statues in this light.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Where you are in Western Thebes, and after visiting the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of The Queen Hatshepsut, it would be a good idea to stop at the Colossi of memnon and take a picture, it's not a real site but tourist usually stop there for a picture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A brief stop after visiting the valley of the kings shows an excavation in progress. Neat to observe and it continues to show the scale at which the ancient Egyptians worked.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They are renovating the Palace behind the statues. That may take months or longer. Should be impressive when they finish. The souvenir vendors wouldn't leave us alone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a magnificent site, mostly a first one a Luxor trip. Visit with a knowledgeable guide and you get a true glimpse of a dramatic past, placed by Pharaoh Amenhotpeh III over 3 thousand years ago. The entrance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing these in real life is aw inspiring to think that they were created without modern technology and have lasted over 2000 years. Its really great to see that they are being restored and cared for. A must to visit when in Luxor

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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only briefly stopped by the Colossi of Memnon but it's totally worth it. They are gorgeous and gigantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were the entryway to the largest mortuary temple on the West bank now known as Kom el Hetan. Every season new statuary is found here. Used as a quarry by later kings, it is a mere shadow of its former glory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no charge to see these two large statues. I visited this with a private guide as part of the tour of West Luxor which included the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings, and an alabaster shop. There is a sign nearby in English providing a history of the Colossi of Memnon. There are also vendors... More 

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