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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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You have to see the Colossi of Memnon to truly believe it

This is an easy one to get to because it's just roadside. You can even see it from the road but really worth it to take a walk around, study the inscriptions, and truly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was a bit disappointed in this after going to the Luxor and Karnak temples. Yes, they are huge but not in a great shape obviously. Not sure you can even walk up to them. Just made a brief stop for a photo.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is on your way and the first stop to the west bank visits, takes 5mn for a picture and you will be done. The sculptures on the side of the colossi deserve a look

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually you cross the Colossi on the way to the Valley of kings or Deir el Medina. The statues themselves are impressive but not worth an exclusive trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy one to get to because it's just roadside. You can even see it from the road but really worth it to take a walk around, study the inscriptions, and truly appreciate how massive these seated statues are. I passed this one up on my first Luxor trip in 2015 but went to it in 2016 and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a quick roadside trip one of the few places that you don't have to pay to see, it's just ok and on the way to Valley of the Kings

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from the Valley of the Kings and worth looking at. The carving and making of these statues is amazing . A bit surreal seeing them in real life. It was great to just stare at them and take it all in. We actually visited in April 2015

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are from Amenhotep III. The story behind them is fascinating and alluring. At the end of a dusty carpark they stand as sentinels to magnificence. They make a great background photo for you phone, just ask you guide about the whistling stories. Only a short visit required, but so worth it. They reflect the majesty of the Pharaoh.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes see them once. Late evening strolling the westbank they make for a stop on your walk. They have been reconstructed,it looks like, from their remains so they look like large pharaonic transformer creations. However they do take on some of there former majesty set against the deepening blue of an evening sky with the rugged hills behind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout our tours of Luxor, we saw incredible art, some massive like these statues and fine wall carvings.

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