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Address: Luxor, Egypt

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Old and interesting

Can be seen from the road, interesting that a lot of the houses have been demolished and the people moved so that further excavations can be made, very interesting insight to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be seen from the road, interesting that a lot of the houses have been demolished and the people moved so that further excavations can be made, very interesting insight to village life

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New York City, New York, USA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We went to the alabaster store with Abdul from Kingfisher Tours. First of all, we asked not to be taken there. Then we were taken there anyway. They gave a very nice and interesting demonstration which we enjoyed. However, the prices they listed were over our budget and we had an experience there which left a bad taste in our... More 

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Arizona
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53 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This city was moved, the original sat on top of the now guarded tombs, where the locals would dig and loot them from the privacy of their living rooms. The poverty is exceptional, so it is hard to fault them for something that continued for hundreds of years that supported families.

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Thank Sandra S
Purley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

With a friend we came to Qurna village. I drove to Luxor so it was different where we saw a few places. In the houses, some make alabaster stone products and also have some others for sale. They will often invite you in for drinks and discussions. We had some tea with the locals and plain tobacco shisha.

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Thank Carlos_Yabrudy
Luxor, Egypt
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198 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This village has been on the side of the mountain for generations, and the families that lived there have been there since antiquity. just 2 families living there now. We live on the West bank, Luxor and visited with an Egyptian friend that used to live there, I think that if you need to visit the houses you.ll need to... More 

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Landskrona
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202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a village on the west bank where they sell tourist artefacts and to be honest it is quite a dismal place. They overlook the Nile valley, which makes for a nice view. But the place in itself is rather unpleasant and only interesting as a glimpse inte Egyptian life.

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Thank NillaJ
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We didn, t stop,, but so many happy faces and waves and hello's. What lovely people. They made the journey memorable.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Architecture students apparently flock to New Qurna, especially those from France and Germany, to see the mud brick houses and mosque designed by the famous architect Hassan Fathy in (I think) the 1950s. We stopped for a look at the mosque and found that a family who live in a house in the same street welcome visitors (a tip is... More 

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Burnley. Lancashire. England
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Although most of the people have had to leave their homes in Qurna village, they have moved to new houses in New Qurna but although the buildings are better built, the toilets are still - 'holes i the ground' with a water pipe next to it.The people are lovely and no matter how poor they might be,and whatever they have,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This village is from one of Unesco protected sites. It was designed by well known Egyptian Architect Hassan Fathy and built together with the villagers by mud brick. This village was Fathy's lifetime dream; to build a village for the poor people with minimum cost but in line with their needs & requirements. It took him long to make this... More 

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