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Temple of Medinat Habu

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses...

This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.

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Day Tour to Ramesseum and Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles

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Beautiful temple

Medinet Habu is on the west bank of Luxor and it not one of the more common tourist stops, but it should be. It is extremely well preserved including the colors and since it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Medinet Habu is on the west bank of Luxor and it not one of the more common tourist stops, but it should be. It is extremely well preserved including the colors and since it is not a common stop, it is less crowded. There is an admission fee, but tickets are not sold at the site. There is a central... More 

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brasschaat, belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple shows us the old grandeur of many centuries ago. Thanks to the intensive work nowadays of so much people one can admire another jewel in the crown of Luxor. It takes a little help of qualified people to understand how and why the tempel was built. Ramses III did a lot of work here, but he wasn't alone,... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We came here after the Valley of the Kings and a completely unnecessary stop at an alabaster factory so that the guide could collect his commission. Anyway by the time we arrived it had gone midday and obviously very hot in the July heat, still I would recommend any stay should be around 2 horus. There is a lot to... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This place was a dream, stroll around at your leisure take your time and take in the sights and the eerie peace and quiet, the temple tells the story of Ramses campaign against the Libyans and sea people, also the conspiracy from the harem to murder him. interesting and very in depth story, not many tours go to this temple... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is an amazing temple on the west bank, the colours are stunning and as its where Ramesses 111 was murdered its so interesting to see the artwork

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Its very nice temple and not crowded at all like Luxor or Karnak. There are plenty of shops and cafes near by. Very interesting story about Ramses 3 asking his soldiers to cut off penises of the enemies. Only place you will see such a thing. Don't forget to get some alabaster souvenir :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the very beautiful temple with paints still visible on the pillars ..not to be missed.. Many one day tours do not have this temple included in their itenary...so u will have to pay additional but worth it

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

In a word...magnificent. A must for enthusiasts. The approach into the Theben hills is amazing. The taxi took us past the Colossi of Memnon. Well worth a stop. Go early before the heat of the day. The painting and remaining colour is well worth a look.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I live near Habu now, but still visit this temple often. It never disappoints. The artwork is in very good shape in many places on the walls columns, and ceilings. It is an easy walk into the temple, and could even be manged by someone in a wheels chair to see some of the outer parts because of narrow ramp... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This temple has many carvings from the reign of Ramses III some of which our guide conveyed as reflecting his personal taste in entertainment. There are stories of wrestling and horse racing depicted in the carvings where his throne is thought to have been during entertainment arranged for his pleasure. With a good guide, a very beautiful and interesting temple.

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