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Well kept and preserved

Visited the Beni Hassan tombs of which only four are open for visits. The tombs are well preserved, pictures are self explanatory. It is a long walk up but it was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Gulai
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Egypt
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Beni Hassan tombs of which only four are open for visits. The tombs are well preserved, pictures are self explanatory. It is a long walk up but it was well worth the hike. The view of the Nile from above and the scenery is magnificent. The tombs themselves are very picturesque and the colors are well maintained. Images... More 

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brasschaat, belgium
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Access has been changed since our last visit (27 years ago....): a staircase leading up the hill. Tombs should be visited by all tourists in the neighbourhood. It's realy worth it. Unbelievable beautiful wall paintings depicting the daily life of times long gone by. The colours are a marvel. Not to be missed when travelling along the Nile.

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Thank cwfan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It was a very good , fun and relaxing experience Even if you weren't a "history lover" you will most definitely enjoy the view One bad thing though is that they wouldn't let us take photos of any wall with writings on them and i still have no clue as to why

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Thank Mai J
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This fascinating site dates mainly from the Eleventh and Twelfth Dynasties and involves a stiff climb (oddly, easier if you walk up the hill next to the steps rather than up the actual steps - those with bad knees or hips may want to take things slowly, with breaks, if at all), up to the rock-cut tombs of the local... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

After spending time in Cairo and doing a cruise Aswan to Luxor we had seen a lot of tombs and temples. We wanted to do something different these tombs are a long drive from Cairo and you need a military escort which is unique! these tombs show real life in ancient Egyptian times for the nobles not just the gods... More 

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Thank TanSea
Decatur, Texas
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Not for the walking challenged. It is a long way up the hill to the Tombs. The rst house at the bottom is comfortable and serves excellent tea.

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Hurghada, Egypt
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Beni Hassan is so near by my home city, i used to go there in each vacation, pure egyptian soul, you feel like you are in a valley in the heart of egypt, recommended to visit in winter if you are not familiar with the hot weather

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Thank Walid A
Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Visiting Beni Hassan tombs require climbing a staircase taking you to the top of the cliffs where the tombs were built and engraved. You must be fit, but once you're up there - WOW - you will love it.

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Luxor, Egypt
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

you all should come and visit Elminya there is Bani Hassan . Amarna .. Tuna Elganal .. Tihn Elgabal .. Zawiet sultan .. Amazing place you should se it

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

No photography allowed and it's a lot of steps up a hill in the heat My photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/sets/72157634478966067/ show you the surrounding area, the climb & the Rest-Centre. Although my 'thing' is photography If anyone doesn't feel up to the climb, the Rest Area is cool and clean, with local artists work on display/for sale. We saw the tombs... More 

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