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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. Plan a trip to Luxor easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • You can read about the burial chambers in guide books and watch online videos, but walking into these decorated corridors and rooms is a unique experience. Go as early as possible, as it is crowded. 
    You can read about the burial chambers in guide books and watch online videos, but walking into these decorated corridors and rooms is a unique experience. Go as early as possible, as it is crowded.  more »
  • Time travel - absolutely admirable - colors, construction and art work is unbelievably impressive excellent service and excellent explanations by helpful and friendly guide in the graves 
    Time travel - absolutely admirable - colors, construction and art work is unbelievably impressive excellent service and excellent explanations by helpful and friendly guide in the graves  more »
  • An amazing place and so compact and there was more to see than we had time. However, the toilets are possibly the worst we found in Egypt which is sad because the rest of the building was... 
    An amazing place and so compact and there was more to see than we had time. However, the toilets are possibly the worst we found in Egypt which is sad because the rest of the building was...  more »
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  • Incredible tombs, came here a few years ago and was unable to take photos so was very pleasantly surprised that you can now. Watch out for 'tomb attendants' trying to pose for photos or take your camera and get photos of you in restricted areas, they're hoping for tips but just be respectful of the history and kindly decline the offer to go where you're clearly not supposed to go.
  • This place is so rich and magnificent, I wish everyone could come see the history that lies beneath the dirt. Such a magical location. I thank God every day for letting come experience this in person.
  • Strongly recommend googling which tombs to see before going here. Your standard ticket for ~200LE will only grant you access to 3 tombs, but there must be about 50.
  • While the Valley of the Kings hosts a multitude of glamorous tombs, also known as palaces of eternity, it is the boy king that you often remember here. In the words of the British archaeologist Howard Carter, who opened the tomb of Tut in 1922: “At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold - everywhere the glint of gold.” Now multiply this gold by Ramses and Sety, then you realize that this was a man made valley of gold.
  • The great Burial place of the many Pharaohs but obviously King Tut is the most famous of them all. Imagine finding one of those Sarcophagi in the sand while the face of the tomb is creepy for sure I'm sure for anyone it would be a wonderful experience. RIP Howard Carter the person who found King Tut's Burial and Sarcophagi.

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