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- Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids
You know you’re in the West Bank area of Luxor when two statues, 60 ft high greet you! These two statues, or the Colossi of Memnon as they’re called, were supposedly standing guard to the temple of Amenhotep III. In fact, it would have been the biggest temple complex had the Nile not washed it all down. Now it stands as a landmark on the side on the road, welcoming you to the West Bank.
Anyone who is familiar with Egypt would definitely know of this place. A popular landmark for visitors, the Colossi of Memnon are two manganous statues bespeaking of its now jaded glory and peerless past. Standing amidst the dry plains of desert, it can be visited anytime without any Colossi of Memnon Tickets or Colossi of Memnon Ticket Prices. Which, once again saves you a lot of effort with no lines to Buy Tickets for Colossi of Memnon or fretting over its Colossi of Memnon Ticket Costs. If you are one of those who are more inclined towards relics, the place with its rich history will charm you to the bits.
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38.07% of people who visit Luxor include Colossi Of Memnon in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
41.18% of people start their Colossi Of Memnon visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Colossi Of Memnon
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colossi Of Memnon
Colossi Of Memnon Reviews & Ratings
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Very impressive pair of statues. It's a shame that they dont "sing" (whistle) any more, as they used to up until Roman times, but it's still amazing to stand before them and take in the size and scale of the monument. Lots of little stalls nearby, have your guide haggle for you if you can. Not that long needed here, but worth stopping off for a look and a photo opportunity. :)
Built around 1350 BC, The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III in a seated position. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to the Amenhotep’s mortuary temple where he was worshipped both before and after his departure from this world. Once the largest temples of ancient Egypt it is today almost completely disappeared except for the two statues. Both statues are quite damaged though, with the features above the waist virtually unrecognizable.
Only two badly damaged statues are all that remains today of the largest death temple (that of Amenhotep III) of ancient Egypt. Despite the heavy damage, the images still radiate a certain dignity and serenity. They are still sitting up straight, their hands resting on their knees. Nice for a short photo stop.
Great statues, very big and old. Pitty they are somewhat destroyed. Still a good place to visit, recommend.