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Not bad, but hard to get to

This is one of those tombs that are quite a hike, almost to a different valley from valley of the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Steven W
Cairo, Egypt
Worth at the extra miles to get here.

Ay's tomb is in the Western Valley, up a side canyon from the main Valley of the Kings. You'll... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Craig T
San Rafael, California
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Western Valley, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is one of those tombs that are quite a hike, almost to a different valley from valley of the Kings. It is interesting to imagine that there might be even MORE of these tombs in this new valley though. If you have been to...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ay's tomb is in the Western Valley, up a side canyon from the main Valley of the Kings. You'll need a car to get up here and you'll have to wake the guard in his little hut. Then he will unlock the door and you'll...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This tomb was enlarged by Aye after the death of Tut for his own use. Aye's successor had major issues with him and smashed his sarcaphagus (restored now) and attacked his images in the tomb.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Using our Luxor Pass, we decided to visit Ay. His tomb is in the Valley of the Monkeys. This valley is not commercialised for visitors, and it's easy to imagine the way the Valley of the Kings was 100 years ago. The tomb is visited...More

1  Thank Jude M
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This tomb is in the western valley, which is called the valley of Monkeys also. This needs a separate ticket. When I visited it, I was the only visitor there. We picked up the site guardian on our way, who was asleep in his hut....More

1  Thank K_Yogi
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ay was Tutankhamun successor and only reigned for about 4 years and the small tomb reflects this short reign. The decoration in this tomb is very similar to KV62 (Tutankhamum) including the unique drawings of Baboons. One therory is that this tomb may have been...More

2  Thank Brian J
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The tomb is not enormous, nor very lavish, however it is really worth a visit. You have to find a taxi driver who is prepared to take you up there. Some don't want the hassle, and it might be that you have to offer a...More

1  Thank MrREB
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I love going to Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Monkeys. It's in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings and it's just awesome. Not allowed to take photos inside though.

Thank luxorlight
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I honestly don't remember much of the tomb, what I DO remember is the adventure to get there. Seek permission to drive to this little visited site, someone will call and let the caretaker know you are coming. He let us both unlock then lock...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This tomb of the successor to Tutankhamen is well worth the extra money you have to pay to see it. It is in a side valley to your right before you get to the entry to the Valley of the Kings. It's is interesting from...More

Thank jansvis
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26 May 2016|
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Response from luxorlight | Reviewed this property |
Hi no, I live here in Luxor, so not on a cruise. The tombs open from 6am til 4pm roughly. I go there often and I don't buy tickets for Kings Valley, I only purchase for Tomb of Ay. As the guy said above you need a... More