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“What a gem”
Review of Tomb of Ay

Tomb of Ay
Ranked #29 of 82 things to do in Luxor
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Although not on the normal excursion list, the Tomb of Ay is a must. It is hidden away along a long path from the valley of the Kings carpark. If you visit you will certainly be the only tourists there. The tomb itself is down 2 sets of steep steps but wow what a surprise when you get to the bottom. The paintings and colours are so vibrant and the sarcophagus is just incredible. Pure granite transported from Aswan and then brought down into the tomb by an army of workers, absolutely amazing. It really shouldn't be missed.

3  Thank CathB65
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The Tomb of Ay is separate to the main tombs in the Kings Valley. You need to purchase a separate ticket at the KV ticket office.
You reach the tomb by a dirt road to the right of the KV entrance.
This is one of the most beautiful tombs in the valley. It is small, only 2 chambers, but the main chamber is superb. The sarcophagus is in situ in the centre of the tomb.

3  Thank pakhet
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I have always wanted to go to the temple of Ay
I was lucky enough to go this time or so I thought
All I wanted was to look around in peace and quiet I was the only there apart from the two security who talked through out my time there. I just wanted them to be quiet so I could soak up feeling and look at every picture in detail. When I asked them to be quiet they were quiet for 5 seconds then one of them started to follow me around. So I left. I left with a feeling of disappointment

1  Thank newcastlemiss003
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Tickets from the Valley of the Kings Ticket Office then car up to the valley (unless you are fit enough to walk!). Guardian is collected en route and he will open the tomb and give you as much time as possible. But the utter, utter peace of the valley is wonderful. Complete silence which is difficult to comprehend in this day and age. The surroundings are stunning if you take time to sit and watch the colour changing on the rocks. Not on the usual "tourist" route but well worth a visit.

6  Thank MoonstoneLuxor
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Situated in a valley adjacent to the Valley of the Kings this is a very small tomb with a steep entrance (several sets of steps and ramps), but the small effort required is worth it for the commited egyptophile. The paintings that remain are fresh and well colloured.

The entrance ticket has to be bought at the Kings Valley ticket office and you may have to wait fore the guardian to unlock the toom or the exit of other visitors, but there are shady places to sit and wait. A few egyptian pounds may be required to 'tip' the guardian.

1  Thank jd2412
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