Things to do in Luxor

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Things to Do in Luxor

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  • Egryn a
    23 contributions
    Visiting twice - see more - will be back. There was an opportunity to Visit The Caro Museum to see what Kink Tut left behind. HINT: Go late in the year; Take wide bring hat; take water
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Margaret S
    3 contributions
    This was a very inspirational trip, our guide lead us on adventure that was enjoyable to our group and myself
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • CPaM68
    Texas632 contributions
    When you visit the Luxor Temple there is so much to see that the obelisk can be overlooked or only given a brief glance. If you’ve ever been to the Vatican, you know what I mean. There is a giant ancient Egyptian obelisk in the middle of the square, but there are so many other things to see that it can be easily overlooked and missed. Plus, if you are on a guided group tour as we were, the guide stops and talks about it for a minute or two but then moves on inside the temple. The tour guide has a lot of things to show the group and has a schedule to keep. Even though I am both fascinated and intrigued by ancient Egyptian obelisks, I didn’t get to examine this one as carefully or for as long as I would have liked. The giant seventy-five-foot obelisk is 3,300 years old and decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II. It was originally one of a pair of obelisks located at the entrance. The other obelisk was given to France in 1829 and is now located in Place de la Concorde in Paris. Although the Egyptian government actually gave both obelisks to the French, this one was never moved and still remains in front of the temple. Sadly, of twenty-nine known ancient Egyptian obelisks in the world still standing, only eight remain in Egypt. Italy, part of the old Roman Empire, has eleven, Great Britain has four, and the others are scattered throughout Europe along with one in the U.S. It is amazing that the obelisk, which is made from one piece of rock several hundred miles away, was floated down the river, and then erected with nothing more than ropes and manpower. My eventual goal is to see all of the ancient obelisk, and although I’m getting pretty close (twenty-two down and seven to go!) I need to go back to Egypt. I guess it gives me an excuse for a return trip. (PaM)
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • c_estrellaroca
    Oceanside, CA394 contributions
    Small museum with great artifacts. Gained a lot of good information from my tour director but please note that a tour guide is not necessarily provided by the museum. This location has two mummy’s which while fascinating was also a little creepy. You can see the entirety of this museum in about 90 minutes. Also, at this location watch out for the kids who ask for money or will try to sell you items. I swear these kids look for the tour buses to get the tourist.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Adam
    Belfast, UK6 contributions
    Amazing temple to visit, the whole place felt unreal. However just be careful with the scammers near the entrance, as they can circle you like vultures. Apart from that, this place should be deffo on your list if you are in Luxor.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Tinnesz
    Jacksonville, FL207 contributions
    Everyone has heard of King Tut and seen his treasures, so it would be sad to miss the tomb. Yes, it;s very small with little ar work. But you see his mummy and see where it all happened. The artwork is lovely.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Greg s
    24 contributions
    Another great site that is too complex to appreciate in a single visit.
    This was my third visit to Medinat Habu without a guide and was among my best experiences in my latest tour. I would advise an early morning visit or very late in the afternoon. Although it does not have so many visitors as other more famous sites, having uninterrupted time here, is worth a great deal.

    I started with a visit to the palace, on the left hand side of the complex. Although spread over a a fairly large area, I was intrigued by the size of the rooms - especially the throne rooms. This room was accessed by a narrow corridor with (of all things) an ablution chamber/toilet to the right and the entrance to the throne room to the left. There is a second combined shower?/toilet not far away.
    The throne room was quite small with a moderate amount of space taken up with two column bases. Leading from it is an even smaller room with the characteristic throne platform. Neither throne rooms reflect Hollywood's vision.
    However, this palace would not have been the principal residence so one would expect it to be modest.
    To get the best out of the main temple complex, one has to do one's research to understand what is going on here. Being able to read a little or at least recognize ancient Egyptian numbers, Medinet Habu is more than fascinating. The wall carvings tell the stories and if you can read the numbers, you can count how many hands and other bits (I will leave those ones to your imagination) are being presented top the pharaoh. Often un-noticed is inside the main gate (left hand wall) where the carving of the god has been changed - simply because he would have been been hidden behind the door when it was open. In the same area, on both walls above and on the first floor level, are carved protruding torsos of the enemies of Egypt, some still bearing their original colouring. Ask your guide the reason as to why the hieroglyphs are carved so deeply.
    This, like many sites, can only be appreciated if you read about it first. Visit it with some knowledge and a good guide and you won't waste your time.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Greg s
    24 contributions
    An astonishing experience and well worth the expense. As an experienced traveller around the well and less well -known archaeological places in Egypt, this site remains one of my favorites. Superb wall decoration that can only be half appreciated in web images. I have a small expertise in reading inscriptions and it was a delight to read (stumbling) through such a visual feast.
    My one piece of advice - get there at 6.00am. Although the Valley of the Queen's is less popular than the valley of the King's and the high entry fee to this tomb reduce the number of visitors, being there early and alone is a matchless experience. If there is no one else there, the guides may allow a few minutes extra to the 10mins limit.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Nick P
    Staten Island, NY295 contributions
    If I recall, this tomb had an extra fee. So be it. It is brilliant. See every tomb you have time for in the Valley of the Kings. It is stunning how much time and work the ancient civilizations devoted to honoring their leaders.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Musicians Mum
    249 contributions
    Visited as part of a small group tour from UK.
    This site is interesting,at every turn,every column,
    Would have been happy to spend half a day there.
    Busy but site is very big.
    Little sphynxes everywhere
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Doris M
    Leominster, UK82 contributions
    This was my first visit to this facility and to say it was emotional is an understatement.
    The work the manager and his team carry out on a daily basis is inspirational to anyone with a love of animals - they work with love and consideration for the animals they treat and to see the wounds of some of the horses and donkeys was really upsetting but to know they are being treated with such love and care was very rewarding. They also work with education in caring for animals which will hopefully help with future animal care.
    The work these people do needs to be recognised and as a purely charitable organisation needs to be supported, I would urge any visitor to Luxor to go and see the work that is being done here, there is no charge for admission but all donations are welcome.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Tinnesz
    Jacksonville, FL207 contributions
    This tomb is extensive and gorgeous. So many halls, rooms, and beautiful colored paintings. We were lucky to go when there weren't a lot of people. Take your time enjoying the art and looking at everything possible. Do not rush!
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Musicians Mum
    249 contributions
    These tombs were created by the men who worked on the tombs of the kings during their free time.Why?Because they lived secluded in the village (the ruins are visible),unable to travel in case the locations of the kings tombs were inadvertantly discovered!
    Unlike the kings tombs,these tombs show visions of the afterlife and also parts of daily life.They are much smaller but well worth visit.
    These artisans were able to read and write heiraglyphs as well as design ,paint,excavate,carve and would pass on their skils through the generations.
    Visited this as an add on to a small group tour from UK.
    Did not have time to investigate the ruins of the actual village so not sure if you are allowed in there or just have to view from the pathway.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Floridians33596
    Valrico, FL401 contributions
    My wife and I saw these statues as we arrived at the valley of the kings. They are MASSIVE. They are not to be overlooked because they are damaged. Make sure you do not pass them by. Thery truly make a trip here complete !
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • D1spm
    Redditch, UK1,447 contributions
    Simply a spectacular experience, as with all of the carvings at the temple it’s mind blowing the achievements of the craftsmen . As you visit this area you will see them
    Written 9 April 2022
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