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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Egryn a
23 contributions
Jun 2022
Visiting twice - see more - will be back. There was an opportunity to Visit The Caro Museum to see what Kink Tut left behind. HINT: Go late in the year; Take wide bring hat; take water
Written 29 June 2022
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Tom D
Sittingbourne, UK54 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip here, I would advise anyone to visit the tomb of SETI I it costs additional but is completely worth it.
I saw 3 tombs from various dynasties, absolutely fascinating and amazing to see.
In my opinion Tutankhamen’s isn’t worth the extra, there are far more awesome tombs.
There a few places for shade!
Written 18 June 2022
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Margaret S
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
It was an experience of a life time, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and up lifting with our group
Written 7 June 2022
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rmartinmitch
Boston, MA474 contributions
May 2022
We had a chance to visit the Valley of the Kings during our recent trip to Egypt. Of course you will want to go, but here are a few tips based on our experience.

Beware fake tour guides. They are lurking outside the gate, and are not really needed to tour the tombs.

Pick your tombs. The admission pass allows you to visit three tombs. So pick wisely. Try Seti I and Rames IX

Visit Tut if open to public.

Watch the heat. There is no shade walking between tombs. The day we visited was over 110F.

A great experience not to be missed
Written 30 May 2022
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Goginho
Ljubljana12 contributions
Dec 2021
Ok, Egypt is Egypt and Luxor is Luxor. Locals just want to earn money no matter which way. At the entrance there was a man presenting him as a guide. When me and friends agreed of a price for a tour (tickets, train drive ticket) I gave him money and then he started to add 400 eguptian pounds for tourist taxes, 300 punds for another kind of taxes... and then I said to him, enough, just give me the money which I gave you already back. He did not want to until I said that I would call Police. Then he gave me money so we bought tickets by ourselves and entered without a guide. Later we found out, that he was a fake guide. So beware of people at the entrance, they need to have badges of tourist guides. Ok, we visited tombs, enjoying them and the sun in december. When we finished with our visits (3 tombs visited), and we did not have to hurry anywhere, we decided to walk on the open road uphill to have a view of the valley. Suddenly a man started to shout on us, like we are animals. He ran to us and asked what are we doing there? I said, that we just walked the road, which WAS NOT CLOSED by any sign and we did nothing wrong. He asked for tickets and when he saw that we visited 3 tombs, he said that we must leave the valley. The worst experience by a local tourist police, people with no education and cultural or social intelligence.
Written 28 May 2022
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Floridians33596
Valrico, FL401 contributions
May 2022
It is hard to describe the feeling when entering the valley of the Kings. It is truly an AWESOME experience! Make sure to take plenty of pictures. Wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water !
Written 25 May 2022
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Smitty09876
Carmel, IN634 contributions
Apr 2022
Another one-of-a-kind collection of burial sites for the Eqyptian Pharaohs and powerful nobles were buried in individually carved-out caves. This was done over a period of about five hundred years from about the 10th century BC to the fifteen century BC. This valley, the East Valley near Luxor, is home to over sixty tombs and chambers, some simple and some hugely complex. Many of the tombs and caves were decorated and painted with vivid colors, depicting life and death 4500 years ago. Even though most of the tombs were vandalized and most/all artifacts were stolen, the artwork remains in many, vivid colors and drawings telling stories of life back then.
In this valley, the most well-known and prominent tomb is that of King Tut or Tutankhamen. This tomb was found intact I believe and besides the stunning artwork on the walls, you can see the mummified body of King Tut preserved for all to see under a plexiglass box. The guide will aid you in taking a picture of King Tut's head. Stunning...
If you do find yourself in the area of Luxor, this is a MUST STOP for you to observe and learn. Outstanding.
Written 20 May 2022
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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK984 contributions
May 2022
We visited 3 tombs on our ticket. Rameses III, Rameses VII & Rameses IX.

You are able to visit King Tutankhamun’s & other tombs for an extra fee.

Enter the complex via electric carts.

Café & toilets on site.
Written 12 May 2022
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7sempreinviaggio
Palermo, Italy320 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Super interesting place to see, go there early in the morning as it’s very hot especially when I went, in May
Written 6 May 2022
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TINA60751
Titusville, FL11 contributions
Mar 2022
You have to purchase your ticket and then purchase a ticket to ride the trolley to the entrance. The ticket that you purchase only includes three tombs that you have to search for. To get into other tombs you must purchase extra tickets. It is hot and it felt like I was walking around in circles trying to find which tombs I was allowed to go into.
Written 2 May 2022
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