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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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Singing statues

We were passing by this statues and we stopped to take photos and look around. Our guide was complaining about the restoration of the statues by American scientists. He was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing by this statues and we stopped to take photos and look around. Our guide was complaining about the restoration of the statues by American scientists. He was telling that this statues were famous because they were singing once: the wind was going through the holes and the sound was like a song. After the restoration there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

these statues were just in the middle of a road opposite a bunch of shops, our guide stopped and allowed us to take a cpl of photos, very impressive though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit the west bank of Luxor you will probably drive past the colossi of memnon. These are two statues in the wilderness of the Pharaoh Amenhoteph III. This is all that remains of a temple that is beleived to have been built by this great king of egypt. These statues pale in comparison with the other attractions in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are just two statues standing in the middle of no where pretending to be chilling, though it's free and good for photography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The colossi are impressive in size, but they lack any context. They sit alone in an open area. You can drive near to them, hop out of the van, and run up to get your photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if your in Luxor and visiting the valley of the kings, then you'll probably go past the colossi. its worth a quick stop to take in the size of these columns. They are worth the stop.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Colossi of Memnon are enthroned figures of Amenhotep III these massive stone statues take your breath away that originally guarded the entrance to his mortuary temple, thought to be the largest every built in Egypt. Most west bank tours stop at the Colossi of Memnon for 10-15 minutes, two giant statues standing in the middle of nowhere, get your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much to this site. You should probably take a look on a trip to the West Bank of the Nile, but don't take more than a few minutes with these. If you miss it, you will not have missed much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive huge statues. And they're just at the side of the road, on your way to the Valley of the Kings. Of course you should stop!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colossi of Memnon is a place where are showcased really huge carvings of ancient Egyptian culture. All the large carved structures were excavated from beneath earth. If ure out on a tour than this place is just the beginning, there's plenty of sure idea coming up ure way.....😄😄⭐️⭐️⭐️

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