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“fit for a queen”

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
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$54.00*
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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
Ranked #5 of 84 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and reliefs, which have been meticulously restored over time.
barry island uk
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“fit for a queen”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

magnificent temple, takes your breath away. so amazing. ignore all the vendors hassling you and just enjoy. handy phrase to know: 'la shokran'... ( no thank you )

Visited January 2013
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“What heat!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Visiting this incredible place is best done either early in the morning or later in the afternoon due to the incredible heat during the day. That said it truly is a spectacular place. As you walk from the coach park, or take a lift on the free mini train you realise that this place is special. Having a guide is essential to get the most out of your visit, and it's a great place for photos.

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“A tribute to the only female Pharoah”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Temple of Hatshepsut was my absolute favorite. While much of her legacy was erased by jealous predecessors, the temple itself is extraordinary. Some of the column located in the west chamber still preserve the image of Hatshepsut.

Visited January 2013
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“love this temple”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

the story that goes with this temple is just brill and makes you want to visit it, although it get hot in the afternoons, but well worth the visit.

Visited December 2012
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“You get a real feel for the intense heat of the sun and starkness of the desert”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

My daughter and I loved visiting the mortuary temple of female Pharaoh Hatshepsut. There has been just enough restoration of the temple, which had been completely destroyed by successor. We were there in May and the sun was very intense, but it was an amazing experience to be there in the heat of the day and really get a feel for why the ancient Egyptians worshiped the life-giving force of the sun. With the temple tucked right into a rocky cliff-face, with a beautiful view of the surrounding desert landscape, you also get a feel for how amazing it is that people could have lived here thousands of years ago, let alone built such an amazing culture!
And, of course, the painting and carvings are gorgeous. If possible, get away from the crowd and wander on your own into the nooks and crannies, find the small temple dedicated to Hathor, the cow-headed goddess of beauty - fantastic!
We were only allowed 20 minutes at the site, thanks to our guide - ridiculous! But it was still an amazing experience.

Visited May 2012
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