Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon, Luxor

Colossi of Memnon
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Ancient Ruins • Monuments & Statues
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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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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK964 contributions
May 2022
Just worthy for a quick stop for a photo opportunity.

Interesting story about one of the statues whistling!!!

Vendors are quite persistent here.
Written 12 May 2022
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Stephen R
Rennes, France49 contributions
Apr. 2022
Easily accessible by foot if you don't mind walking a few kilometers from the ferries and carry enough water. The information board is wonderful and provides lots of interesting details on the history of the colossi and everything they've endured over the years. However don't expect to spend more than a few minutes here so it may be rather out of the way if you're not in a tour group.
Written 26 April 2022
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Traveller of the world
1,115 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
Just statues! Very big. Take a guide who will give you the basic information. You only need a five minute stop to view and take photographs!
Written 27 March 2022
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Art K
Monroe, NY138 contributions
Nov. 2021
We concluded the tour of the Valley of the Kings with a very quick stop at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. The statues are not in the best shape but worthy of a quick stop.
Written 1 February 2022
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Ekspertas
Vilnius, Lithuania339 contributions
Nov. 2021
Yes, it deserves a quick stop only for nice photo and typically done as a first stop arriving at Luxor or the last one - leaving it. But what it makes so impressive, is the scale of it and scenery - massive collosus "standing" on empty field. Trully fantasy style movie decoration.
Written 29 December 2021
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,319 contributions
Sep. 2021
Worth a quick stop as you are on your way in or out of the Valley of the Kings to see the twin statues of Amenhotep III.
Written 3 December 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,893 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Along the road while driving to the Valley of the Kings, there is almost none of the temple remaining other than these two old statues populated by pigeons. Time and earthquakes have aged them.
Written 14 October 2021
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Izzy
Los Angeles, CA295 contributions
May 2021 • Family
This is really more of a photo opportunity than anything but definitely still a must do when visiting Luxor. We love our photos here
Written 18 August 2021
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Laurie B
Boulder, CO338 contributions
Apr. 2021
In comparison to the other landmarks I visit, this was underwhelming. We stopped for a quick visit and photos and that was good enough
Written 2 May 2021
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jsthouston
Houston, TX6,145 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Solo
Impressive but so many other things more impressive to see on the West bank. Obviously the damage they suffered from earthquakes also factors into play.
Written 27 April 2021
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