Deir Al-medina

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: New Valley Governorate, Egypt, Luxor
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 25 EGP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tomb

Creating so many tombs and temples around the city was not an easy job. Huge groups of artisans worked and gave their best effort to build such awe-inspiring historical sites. However, these artisans required a place to settle down. That is how, the Valley of the Artisans or Deir al-Medina (as known in Arabic) was discovered. When visiting the attraction, there are innumerable features to look forward to.

The Tomb of Inherka that belonged to a 19th dynasty servant who worked in the Place of Truth, the Valley of the Kings. This one room tomb has a splendid wall painting. Next to it is the Tomb of Sennedjem (a 2 small chambered) and the temple of Pashedu are other important features of the valley.  

  • 50% reduction for bearers  of International Student ID Card
  • The entry fee includes admission to The Roman Temple, Tomb of Sennedjem, Tomb of Inherkau
  • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the tomb

  • For Egyptians – 2E£

Admission to the temple of Pashedu –

  • Egyptian – 1E£
  • Foreigners – 10E£

  • 1st May to Ramadan – 6am – 7pm
  • Ramadan to 30th April – 6am – 5pm
  • Last ticket is sold at 6pm from 1st May to Ramadan
  • Last ticket is sold at 4pm from Ramadan to 30th April

  • From Luxor-east, local ferry boat (near the entrance of Luxor Temple) runs from the Corniche is available. However, you need to take a taxi once you reach the west bank.

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  • Deir Al-medina Address: New Valley Governorate, Egypt, Luxor
  • Deir Al-medina Timing: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Deir Al-medina Price: 25 EGP
  • Best time to visit Deir Al-medina(preferred time): 07:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Deir Al-medina: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 34.27% of people who visit Luxor include Deir Al-medina in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Deir Al-medina visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Deir Al-medina

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

93.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Deir Al-medina

People normally club together Medinet Habu and Luxor Museum while planning their visit to Deir Al-medina.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Deir el-Medina was amazing. Some tombs to enter included in ticket price. Cool to see the ruins of a lost city, and some of the other structures (mini pyramids) were neat.

  • BE WARNED the 'guardians' at this site are EXTREMELY aggressive, the worst we encountered during our visit to Egypt. If you visit independently (without guide), be prepared to have to fight to get access to what you've paid for. We paid new entrance fee of 100 Le per person which is supposed to cover entrance to 3 tombs and the temple. We left after seeing only 2 tombs, in that time we had altercations with 4 separate 'guardians'. After tipping the first person & having a standoff inside the tomb because he wasn't happy with the 10 Le we gave (for following us in & doing nothing), we politely explained to the others we had no money left & just wanted to see the tombs (no photos). Cue shouting and aggressive behaviour. The paintings are very beautiful and unique, but be aware visiting here could be a very unpleasant experience.

  • The most beautiful place in the world, was the city where the artist who made the Pharaos tomb lived in past. Also you can visit tombs there and a Amun temple absolutelly amazing.

  • Stunning reliefs and many areas to explore, give at least 1-2 hours of your time to explore this place.

  • Dear El Medina , Temple Deir el Medina and Tomb of sennutem all are one site to visit, careful with the blood sucking Baksheesh @ the entrance trying to get your cameras & Guardian trying to show you places for money.

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