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“Another world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Qurna Village

Ranked #41 of 82 things to do in Luxor
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Burnley. Lancashire. England
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Another world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Although most of the people have had to leave their homes in Qurna village, they have moved to new houses in New Qurna but although the buildings are better built, the toilets are still - 'holes i the ground' with a water pipe next to it.The people are lovely and no matter how poor they might be,and whatever they have, they will share it with you.There is still a lot of rubbish and rubble about. The alabaster factories are numerous and depend on the tourist trade for money but, this is getting fewer and so times are hard for the people. It is still a place to be visited because of the history and its people,

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
128 attraction reviews
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“Hassan Fathy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

This village is from one of Unesco protected sites.
It was designed by well known Egyptian Architect Hassan Fathy and built together with the villagers by mud brick.
This village was Fathy's lifetime dream; to build a village for the poor people with minimum cost but in line with their needs & requirements.
It took him long to make this dream come true and he succeed at the and. He also tells this story in his book "Architecture the Poor".

Have spent a night in this village when I was architecture student.
Still remember how beautiful it was.
Just walk by the streets and visit the mosque, library, village center, arced passage etc.
Definitely do not miss it if you are into architecture.

Visited March 2012
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
133 attraction reviews
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“Quran village.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Stopped at the village after our trip to the valley of the kings. It was like going back in time.

Visited September 2011
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State College, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Workmens village - royal artisans Deir el medina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

This is so important as you have the residence designed for the artisoans who quarried and decorated the tombs of the kings, known to us as the Valley of the Kings. Their own family tombs were protected as they were framing the the village. Painted scenes and loving family members vary and merit your visits.

Visited May 2012
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east yorkshire
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9 attraction reviews
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“different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

somewhere different to visit on the west bank. a change from the tombs etc of the west bank. worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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