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Architecture for the Poor

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Imhotep alabaster Luxor is Where you should get the best alabaster and your gifts and there is a art gallery for collectors

Thank Imhotep A
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This is a deserted village on top of a lot of tombs , you are not allowed to wander about the deserted houses, however nearby are the tombs of the nobles (well worth a visit) and a very interesting mud built mosque.

Thank peterlburn
Reviewed April 15, 2018

People are so friendly and life is so basic. I did horse riding, i ate local bread. i talked with people, walked ... you will love it.

Thank NevinTorky
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Old Qurna was demolished and the people moved to New Qurna whether they liked it or not. For hundreds of years Old Qurna surrounded the tombs of the Nobles (and robbed them).

Thank 858doug
Reviewed December 22, 2017

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the thinking of famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. The superficial observer only sees traditional mud structures including a mosque and houses. Natural materials like adobe and mud were used to keep...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This was interesting as the homes are in many different stages of care. Some of the walls had beautiful murals. The colors and scenes where very nice

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide as an opportunity to escape from the 50c heat, enjoy a complimentary cold drink and see how these hard working Egyptians make a living from the...More

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Near the Valley of the Kings is the village of Qurna. It is known for excavating Alabaster and making beautiful Alabaster artifacts. Hard way to earn a living. It is interesting to observe the course of life in the village. We stayed for a short...More

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

You nearly have walking distance to the Valley of the Queen, Nobels, Common and King, it has ah beautiful view to the mountains, the fields of Luxor and offcourse the Memnon Colloses

1  Thank KariJ2
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the best holidays we have taken , so interesting excellent guides, very knowledgeable, clean accommodation , excellent transport facilities

Thank holidayexperiance
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