Valley of the Kings, Luxor

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Journey back in time by visiting Valley of the Kings, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites, dating back to the Egyptian New Kingdom. The area contains about 63 tombs and chambers, final resting places of pharaohs and nobles. A handful of tombs, including that of Tutankhamen, have been opened to the public--with its artwork and layout, it remains indicative of ancient Egyptian ingenuity. To find out how to plan a trip to Luxor, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • When you arrive at the carpark you realise the valley was chosen well as its hidden deep in the mountains. Then you get a ride in a roiad train up to the tombs, its so thought producing how was it don...  more »
  • This tour was amazing Our French-speaking guide Mouss was very kind and taught us a lot about the history of Egypt's Pharaohs The tombs amazed us but some are "for the sportsmen" because very sloping and warm atmospheres and suffocating Outside we had 55 degrees in the sun fortunately that the water is not expensive 1 'bottle On the other hand to access all the sites you have to go through the shops and there is harassment! The sellers by their behavior scare away the tourists and it's a shame because there would be beautiful memories to buy. Also beware of those who want to exchange currency in euros for a ticket our guide told us that they mixed euro coins with Egyptian coins because very similar I advise all those who can make this visit because all these sites are incredibly impressive!
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  • It was a really hot day at the Valley of the Kings. We were ferried by buggy to the area of the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is an area where all the Pharaohs and the Kings in Egypt are buried. According to the guide, the Pharaohs were believers of the next life. Death, to them, is the bridge to the next life, which is forever and that they'd be immortal. So, no palaces or castles can be seen as those were build carelessly of stones and rocks, that turned to ashes and dust. What they concentrated in, was the life after death. The Valley of the Kings are build like a Web whereby tombs of different sizes and looks are build by the tomb experts in Egypt. The mummified bodies of the Pharaohs are kept in the tomb, with everything that they would need in the afterlife. These includes spells and mantras written on the wall of the tombs. I went into one of the tombs and surprisingly, it was cool and comfortable inside. And to this day, experts are still studying the solution to mummify the bodies. It was a great visit and much knowledge were gathered during this time.
  • The place is staggering, mountains are wonderful, tickets reasonable price (approximately €10) yet no credit cards are accepted. On the other hand, if you are eager for snapshots you have to prepare an additional payment for an additional ticket that allows you to make pictures (either mobile or camera) per person (approx. €15), it is important to buy this ticket because personnel at each tomb are very strict with compliance with it and some times are tough about; nevertheless it is worthwhile since tombs are really wonderful, you shall not miss it!
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