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Valley of the Kings, Luxor: 132 reviews and 217 photos

  Nile crossing to the Westbank
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For visiting the Valley of the Kings you need some time. So cross the Nile to the westbank and start your visit in the Valley of the Kings. Fore some of the 20 tombs you have to wait a long time before you can enter. Tickets for the tombs (on every ticket you can visit 3 tombs) you have to buy at the ticketoffice, several KMs away at the other side of the necropolis. Only the separate ticket for the tomb of Tutankhamun you can buy at the entrance of the Valley of the Kings.
We visited the tomb of Tutankhamun. It was not the most impressive tomb to visit, but the discovery of this tomb in 1922 was a very important and exciting historical event in the archaeology. They found the tomb at the bottom of the tomb of Ramses VI.
We visited also some other tombs. All the tombs have a similar design. Staircases and long corridors lead to the ''underworld'' of a sery of chambers and halls ending in the burial chamber. The paintings are beautifull, we bought a nice booklet of it.

Directions: The Valley of the Kings is situated rather isolated at the nothern end of the necropolis.
The road is climbing and it can be rather hot. So be prepared if you go by bike or choose other transportation.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2003
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