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Colossi of Memnon

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into...

Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.

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Nice for a brief stop

You pass by this place on the way to the Valley of the Kings and it's worth a short stop to take a look and stretch your legs. The statues are impressive though not in the league... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brooklyn, NY
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not do too much for me, but maybe as they were at the end of our tour of the West Bank I might have been too tired to appreciate them. You may have a different appreciation of them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You pass by this place on the way to the Valley of the Kings and it's worth a short stop to take a look and stretch your legs. The statues are impressive though not in the league of Abu Simbel and rather more dilapidated.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years this site has been tidied up and enlarged, and it now has a nice tarmac parking area. The Colossi are large and so very impressive!

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Thank Geoffrey I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a two colossal statue of Amenhotep III beside the road before you exit the west bank. A five minute stop will do because there are more impressive locations to see around the area.

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although interesting, this was in some ways disappointing. Not allowed to get very close, and the "ruins" are not in the best of shape. If mon a time crunch - skip.

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Thank IUAcctProf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the view of this place while we were travelling from Valley of the Kings back to our cruise! The whole area is great to see and find out the treasures of information history left behind!

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Thank Tasnuva A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This are indeed colossal monuments, but don't expect too much they are in the middle of the road with nothing but a security post. They are on the way to the valley of the kings, so a 10 minutes stop is all you need.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These two statues are colossal and behind them they are digging another temple with a lot of finds they say when the wind stops blowing through the colossi of memnon the gods will leave Egypt let's hope this never happens

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1 Thank pharoah48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we hired push bikes got on the ferry to the west bank and biked to the vally of the kings on our way there we came across the colossi of memnon they are huge they are on the side of the raod so you dont have to pay to see them great for a photo or two put your self... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very impressibe monuments but it doesn't worth a trip by itself. Ideally to stop by after your visit of King valley.

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