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“Just a short picture stop”
Review of Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon
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Private Tour: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahari...
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Day Trip to West Bank Luxor
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$125.00*
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Ranked #12 of 85 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The good news is on almost every tour to the valley of the kings you will make s hort picture stop here, the bad news, it is not worth anything more. The statues are not that intact and even though the last decades the area has overgone some good archeological work there is nothing much to see.

The good news is, only a few slaespeople here so you can still enjoy the short moment of antiguity with those two statues.

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

As part of a day tour this site is ok but the statues are not in good repair and are covered in pigeons and what pigeons leave behind. We stopped for 5 minutes on the way to Luxor but that was enough for a couple of photos before we moved on. If you're doing your own travelling don't go out your way to get here.

Thank ronniemarks
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Our tour guide gave us a 5 minute photo stop to take pictures of these 2 huge statues sitting out in the farmers' fields beside the road. Behind them work is being done to excavate/restore a temple to which these statues were connected. However, it is hard to imagine the original scene because so little of it is left. The statues, while free to look at, are crumbling...no facial features at all. Anticlimactic to say the least after visiting Luxor, Karnak, and Medinat Habu Temples.

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The story behind these two large figures is very interesting. The original temple has all but disappeared and is currently being "dug" as part of more archaeological studies. The weather worn statues have certainly seen better days but with imagination they give an impression of scale for the temple beyond. The local have set up a market on the site and the pestering is at the usual intensity for Egypt so just push through and get your shots of the attraction and move swiftly back to your tourist coach. 15 minutes is plenty of time and there are no amenities.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were there just for a quick visit - our guide told us the story of the Colossi and we got the chance for a few quick photos, but I was truly impressed by the greatness of the statues (in all possible meanings of the word). Certainly a must-see when visiting Luxor.

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