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Medinet Habu, Luxor

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Stand in awe of the architecture and artistry of Medinet Habu, the well-preserved mortuary temple of Ramesses III and part of the Theban Necropolis World Heritage Site. As you walk through the temple, dedicated to the pharaoh and the local god Amun, notice the inscribed reliefs that celebrate Ramesses III defeating the Sea Peoples during his reign, and other remarkably well-intact hieroglyphs. The scale of the temple complex complements the surrounding mountainous scenery, and the relative lack of visitors to the site allows the imagination to run a little wilder than at various other Ancient Egyptian attractions. See Medinet Habu and all Luxor has to offer by arranging your trip with our Luxor trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • As you park up the building is somewhat awe inspiring. To think this place is over 3,000 years old, the best Hieroglyphs are on the ceiling or where the sun cant get too. The colours are vivid and the...  more »
  • is best known as the Temple of Ramesses III. It is amazingly well preserved considering its age and the fact that it has been exposed to the elements for so long. You will walk along the hieroglyphics  more »
  • The guards pester as they are trying to get tips. The complex is beautiful is nice wall carvings. Cant understand why a national treasure is not looked after better  more »
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  • Simply an Incredible Temple and complex. Amazing reliefs of hieroglyphics and art. The colors and paint are amazing and lend greater insight as to the original look and feel of a time long past....Why this Temple doesn't get more notoriety and traffic is beyond me. ....
  • One of the best temples I have visited in Egypt. Best time is thursday (cruise ships are in Aswan then) and around 1 PM. Few tourists to better enjoy the magnificence of the vivid colours on the ceiling. This place gives you the perfect idea how dazzling most temples must have been. A visit is worth the time and money. Go there by bike from the West Bank. Beautiful.
  • If you want to see Egyptian history in colour, visit here. It's one of the few places that still has remains of its original colour. It's also a place where the Christians went and defaced some of the original hieroglyphs. I would highly recommend booking a tour guide for it as there is so many things to discover!
  • It's a small temple comapred to other temples in the region, but u gonna enjoy it so much. U can buy books about ancient Egyptians and monuments near the temple
  • Habu....Temple Dedicated to King of Ramses III... Fantastic creation.. colours used in this temple are so fresh even after 1000s of years... also... destruction of the temple is very rampant.... till today...the temple stands with glory...glamour....
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