Valley of the Queens

Valley of the Queens, Luxor

Valley of the Queens
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Cemeteries
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Used as a burial site from the reign of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Ramses I, this valley contains the tombs of many royal wives and children, the most famous being that of Queen Nefertari.
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Alex K
2 contributions
Not worth going, won’t bother going back
Jul 2021 • Solo
Not really worth the visit, most of it is closed, can’t walk wherever you want to and don’t know where you can go,lots of hassle with the people working there as is the same everywhere you go and don’t walk up the hill because you will get chased by a guy pointing a gun at you!
Written July 6, 2021
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Chelsea
107 contributions
Two tombs included in entry ticket
Apr 2021 • Couples
Valley of the Queens is great to see, but a little bit of a let down if you see Valley of the Kings first. There were two tombs you could enter included in the entry ticket and one of them held the mummy of a fetus. Nefertari’s tomb costs an additional 1,200 LE to enter and you are only permitted to stay for 10 minutes. There is also a well where our tour guide stated children’s bodies were thrown down when they passed and were in be royal family.
Written June 4, 2021
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NicolasParis81
Istanbul, Turkey76 contributions
Not worth a visit
Apr 2021 • Family
Not worth the visit and the cost
20 minutes visit top.
Everything is either destroyed or renovate.
Really not much to see there
Written May 2, 2021
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lauragray304
Sydney, Australia173 contributions
Worth every cent
Feb 2020
The Valley of the Queens is definitely worth visiting, and if Nefertari's Tomb is open, then definitely go and see it. The tomb is exquisite (though extensively conserved so not all painting is original), and absolutely worth the expense.
Written January 23, 2021
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Takarasina
753 contributions
Nefertari tomb is stunning!
Nov 2020
But one has to book tickets to her in advance and they cost about USD 76 (EGP 1,200). Could be bought on-line.
Otherwise not a lot to admire.
We went there in November, from board our Nile cruise ship Princess Sarah - the only one functioning in these crazy covid times.
It was so empty there that my wife was even afraid to stay alone - in broad daylight! - while I went underground to see it. There was NOT A SINGLE SOUL around!
Very unusual.
Written November 15, 2020
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shapgo
Hartsdale, NY1,039 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
Head here first since the crowds will start at the Valley of the Kings and then thin out later when you arrive. It will also give you a vantage point for comparison as many think that this Valley pales in comparison to that of the Kings. I thought both were exceptional.
The three that we visited were Nefertari, Amen Khopshef and Titi.
Nefertari was one of the wives of Ramses II and this was constructed as a shrine to her beauty. Every inch was adorned with colorful scenes.
The tomb of Amen Khopshef has beautiful well-preserved reliefs
The tomb of TIti has a long corridor leading to a chapel, off of which is the burial chamber that has animal guardians such as a jackal, a lion and monkeys.
Written April 27, 2020
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Wanderer0213
Port Orchard, WA601 contributions
Valley of the Queen!
Mar 2020
This is a great stop! There are so many beautiful tombs to explore. We got there early in the morning before all the buses and had many tombs to ourselves. Surely smaller than the Valley of the Kings, but you surely don't want to miss it! If somebody wants to take your photo for you or wants to guide you in the tomb, they will want a tip, so you can kindly say no thanks.
Written April 1, 2020
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KarenAzinger
Portland89 contributions
Don't miss the Valley of Queens!
Feb 2020
If you tour Egypt, then you must visit the Valley of the Kings as well as the Valley of the Queens! These tombs are incredibly beautiful, truly wonders of the ancient world. When we visited the Valley of the Queens, there were only 3 tombs open. Queen Titi's tomb, the wife of Ramses III, has incredible pastel-shaded figures. Don't miss this tomb, But by far, the BEST tomb in both the Valley of Kings and Queen is the tomb of Queen Nefartari, the wife of Ramses II. It costs extra, a lot extra, E1000 which is about US$60, and you only get 10 minutes in the tomb, but it is worth it! The colors are so vivid you'd think the tomb was painted yesterday! And the artwork is breathtaking! Some have described her tomb as the Sistine Chapel of Egypt and I agree! This was one of our most favorite sites in all of Egypt! So don't miss the Valley of the Queens and don't miss Nefartari's tomb. Recommend you get there early, when the Valley opens. We were the first ones there and we were the ONLY people in these tombs! When we left, busloads of visitors were arriving. By getting there early we had a very special experience!
Written March 19, 2020
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VirginiaCW
Mount Pleasant, SC900 contributions
smaller but with a few gems...
Mar 2020
Smaller than Valley of the Kings, this valley has all the queens except for Hatshepsut who made herself Pharaoh. The gem here is Nefertari's tomb and the primary wife of Rameses II
Written March 18, 2020
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Hamayon M
Hopkinton, MA68 contributions
If you are into Tombs and Queens
Feb 2020
If you are only in Luxor on short trip, go to the Valley of Kings. If you have extra time, go to Valley of Queens as well. It s more of the same, but with a different perspective. Not a must see, but still pretty good.
Written March 2, 2020
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