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Address: West Bank of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt

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Low key, but interesting

Very easy to get to, nice and quiet, and certainly worth a look. It doesn't have massive pillars, or really even any complete structures, but it has some very interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2016
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Very easy to get to, nice and quiet, and certainly worth a look. It doesn't have massive pillars, or really even any complete structures, but it has some very interesting archaeology. It is also a nice quiet site to spend an hour or so at. Right near the crossroads and the ticket kiosk, it is a really easy one to... More 

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Rajahmundry, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Overall in my opinion egypt as a tourist place is overhyped, this is another example where actual is far far below your expectations,everything has a price in egypt & for right price you can do lot of things, avoidable place.nothing much to see & not worth the effort you are better off sticking to temple of karnak & spend some... More 

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Leicester England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Work is still being carried out at this site, there is not a lot to see a lot of the findings now locked away from prying eyes and allegedly sticky westerner fingers. If you are a budding Egyptologist worth a visit if you are a one off holiday maker don't bother.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is a good first time visit. It was lovely walking around studying the wonderful Temple ruins and statues.We included this in a tour which took us to Hurghada. Our wonderful taxi driver (Tarek 'Crocodile' 0020 1002758660)) takes us everywhere, each time we visit Luxor. He also stays with us and arranges our itinerary for us, at such a good... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

There is only a few statues here in an open air "museum". If you do not stop you won't miss anything and the hawkers here are very keen. In our case they were trying the "hard sell" on the ladies on the bus

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

2 big statues, nice but honestly, no reason to make an extra trip to see it. many more impressive things on the west bank

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

While the few remains of the temple are well displayed on this site, with excellent labels and explanations, the closure of the museum since the revolution means that the site in not really worth its ticket price. I hope the museum reopens once the elections are over

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Thank Biosceptic
Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

Important historical site, unfortunately neglected by travel guide books as well as by local tour guides. Visiting this site is worth the effort. The reconstructed temple area includes also a museum of site where you can see rather unique collection of artefacts and reliefs. Tickets to the site are to be bought in a ticket office in the village and... More 

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Budapest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

On 29 December 2011 around noon, we were the only visitors… The guards seemed to be very happy to have us, they were just sitting there obviously very bored. As our guide told us, this temple fell in ruins because of the big earthquake in 27 BC. Unfortunately not too much left of the temple, but once the “big, obligatory... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

The mortuary temple of Merenptah is often overlooked by the majority of visitors to Luxor. I will be the first to admit that the preservation of the site is average in comparision to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, Ramesses III etc. If you are really interested in the history of ancient Egypt, this mortuary temple should be seen. A relatively... More 

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