Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings, Luxor: Address, Valley of the Kings Reviews: 4.5/5

Valley of the Kings
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Cemeteries
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This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian pharaohs. Among over 60 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen that was found in pristine condition.
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Jayi R
Edmonton, Canada160 contributions
Must visit
Nov. 2021
Best to be here earlier in the day. Entry fee includes entry into 3 tombs. It's worth paying the 100 EGP extra for tombs of Ramses V/VI (KV 9).
Written 29 November 2021
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dougsil2n
Gresham, OR67 contributions
Gear tombs spoiled by aggressive locals asking for money
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Tombs are amazing. But like every other tourist here to see these wonders of the ancient world - the begging for money from everyone on site including the guys selling the tickets to get in was unbearable. This was for ALL the sites in Luxor. Travel tip: wear headphones and tune out everyone but it still makes the experience a very unfortunate one.
Written 22 November 2021
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Amr Sherif
4 contributions
King’s valley
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Amazing area full of old Egyptian pheromones specialty Tut ankh Amon - Historical area
It’s recommended to visit
Written 18 November 2021
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Holly J
Louisville, KY22 contributions
Stunning visit ruined by aggressive demands for tips
Nov. 2021 • Couples
I’m giving this four stars simply because of the aggravation of having to deal with the fake guides lurking in every tomb that are beyond aggressive at demanding money. We set off super early to beat the crowd and were rewarded by being the only one in most tombs, only to have it spoiled by the ridiculous locals hounding you to take your picture for money. Guides are not allowed in the tombs and because we didn’t want to cause a scene, we tipped the locals. We did tell our guide who was furious and then got into a huge argument with the manager of the tombs as well as the police. Needless to say, that whole experience was not cool. The tombs are just amazing and have been on my bucket list since childhood, so was so disappointed to have it partially ruined by this experience. For those going in, beware of this scam, pay for only your ticket and just flat out refuse to tip these people. Better yet, pretend to not speak English and just ignore them, but be prepared for their aggressive behavior. Same goes for running the gauntlet through the gift shop. Just don’t make eye contact and keep walking.
Written 13 November 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,879 contributions
Valley of the Kings
Oct. 2021
If you plan to see all of the most spectacular tombs consider buying the Luxor Pass. A regular ticket allows you entry into 3 secondary tombs but with the Pass you are welcome to visit ANY attraction in and around Luxor. The cost is $200 ($100 with the Cairo Pass) which isn't cheap but may be worth it. Print out a map of the site. Bear in mind that some tombs may be closed on that particular day. Unfortunately the tomb of Thutmose III, the warrior pharaoh was closed.
Written 8 November 2021
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jennie1786
Ipswich, UK7 contributions
Breathtaking
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Visiting the valley of the kings is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. To appreciate the full history of the tombs it’s imperative to go with a guide. Ours was able to read and explain the language. We had the option of paying £15 (english) to see tuthankhamen tomb however was also advised it wasn’t anything special other than having a mummy in it. So we decided against it. Tip. Be prepared for the weather it’s always very hot - much like dessert conditions but well worth the trip
Written 25 October 2021
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JOSE R
27 contributions
Place of death full of life
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Entering on the ancient tombs is an experience you will remember forever!! The details of the hard work this people made, carving the rock with basic tools. Certainly make it self the honor to be a beautiful museum.
Written 21 October 2021
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Pat Campbell
Milwaukee, WI6 contributions
Hot Tour to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
Oct. 2021
Valley of the Kings is a 5 star attraction in Egypt. There were hundreds of people there the day we went to visit. The valley is about an hour drive outside of Luxor. On the way we passed the Collusus of Memnon. The drive to the valley continues up into the hills. At the parking lot there is a small tram that then takes you to the start of the walking tour of the tombs. There are 3 tombs available on your ticket and you can select any 3 you wish that are open. We went to Ramses IX, I and V tombs. It's really a hot place with typical temps over 100 and the sun beating down on you. Ramses I tomb is really steep with a long stairway down to the bottom. The reason to go there is to experience the painted decorations on the wall. Except for Tut, all the mummies are in the new Egyptian Museum of National Civilization in Cairo. You have to be able to walk very well to hike the tombs. Ramses IX is the only one we know of that is partly wheelchair friendly. There is a cafe that serves some snacks and drinks . Cameras are limited to cell phones which today are very good. Recommend going but need a hat and suntan lotion.
Written 18 October 2021
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Isabel J
West New York, NJ1 contribution
Beautiful
Oct. 2021
Definitely one of the best places I ever visited in my life! Its name gives you an idea of how cool it is but also it tells you how spiritual it is. Egypt in general looked like many movie scenes to me and this was one of the most impressing scenes hahah
Written 15 October 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,884 contributions
Must see site in Egypt
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Hot, dry, strong sun. Walking back thousands of years into history. Incredible site with dozens of excavated tombs. The entry ticket allows you to select three to visit (Tut is an extra fee). Amazing site!
Written 14 October 2021
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