Temple of Medinat Habu

Temple of Medinat Habu, Luxor

Temple of Medinat Habu
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This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.
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175 contributions
Apr. 2022
Visited as an add on the small group tour from UK.
Not so busy as more wellknown sites so one can stroll around at ease in the sunshine and look and soak up the atmosphere as well as the structure.
Written 22 April 2022
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK1,880 contributions
Mar. 2022
This temple was not included in our West Bank itinerary but I went back at 4pm (it closes at 5pm) to see it. The place is incredible! It’s First pylon is the second largest in Egypt and full of carvings of Ramses III and his victories. But inside are the real treasures. Here you will find Ramses in battle with his chariot, and also his scribes obeying orders to cut off the hands of dead enemies and their tongues and (fascinatingly!) their penises too. Ask a local guide to show you round and enjoy the details of the carving – very clear to see. Of all the temples this one had the clearest carvings with a real story instead simply of more offerings to gods. You could see the place in under an hour and it is close the the Colossi of Memnon – so is easy to pop into on you way into or out of the Valley of the Queens or Kings.
Written 29 March 2022
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1,110 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
This was very quiet. I had spare time so came. It was lovely. Not much to see but definitely worth a visit if you have seen the other attractions.
Written 27 March 2022
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Mitselakis
Hersonissos, Greece660 contributions
Jan. 2022
One of the lesser known temples but really a must see. If only modern paint manufacturers could make paint that lasts as long as it has in this temple we would never need to paint anything again!
Looks small in the outside but goes back a long way inside, nonetheless much smaller and easier to understand than Karnak for instance.
Some excellent carvings mainly in very good condition within and on the outer walls of the temple.

Too many photos gives the game away1
Written 7 March 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,162 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
Not as busy as other ancient sites in the area. Fewer tourists. But this is yet another must-see ancient Egyptian site. Fairly well preserved.

Reviewed by Miles Archer of Boca Raton, Florida.
Written 28 February 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT947 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
We hadn’t heard about this temple at all but our group really enjoyed the visit. Part of the reason was that it was so quiet but once you get through the main entrance one wonders why it tends not to be on the list of the regular tour spots. It’s a very large and impressive temple indeed.
Written 31 January 2022
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TexasVick
Plano, TX88 contributions
Dec. 2021
Surprisingly this temple built by Ramses III is mostly intact. Similar in architecture to Edfu & Philae, and in much better shape than Ramesseum. If you had to choose between Ramesseum and this, i would recommend Medinet Habu. Paintings on the roof and the carvings on the pillars are in decent shape. Usually less crowded than valley of kings/queens and East bank sites which lends itself to great photo ops and a enjoyable visit.
Written 13 January 2022
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,319 contributions
Sep. 2021
Temple of Medinat Habu is a bit overshadowed by the bigger name sites in Luxor but was one of my favorite sites to visit. The site seems small as entrance is near a main road with a restaurant and homes near by. Once you are thru the entrance and the outer court, the size of the site becomes apparent. Well worth the visit.
Written 7 December 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,893 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Enjoyable site in the Luxor area. Well preserved hieroglyphics and eat to walk through. Impressive pillars and several areas with great colors.
Written 14 October 2021
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Melissa B
Norway2 contributions
Jul. 2021
Habu temple was good but I highly recommend you to have a guide with you because it will be a boring tour without a guide
Written 9 July 2021
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