Medinet HabuCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Luxor Governorate, Egypt
- Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 25 EGP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Memorial, Family And Kids
Also known as the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III in English, this is a second huge temple complex after Karnak, in Egypt. However, information says it is the least visited destination whereas it does deserve attention. The great pharaohs of Egypt were buried in the Valley of Kings but mortuary temples were built in their honor. This memorial temple of Ramses III is one of them.
Highlighted features of the complex – the southeast corner from where you can get a perfect view of the entire complex; the Chapels of the Votaresses; Sacred Lake; Nilometer; the First Pylon; Royal Palace; the Second Pylon; Hypostyle Hall and so on.
Medinet Habu Travel Tips
- 50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID card
- It is best to visit the place in the late afternoon
Entrance Ticket Details For Medinet Habu
- Egyptian – 2E£
How to Reach Medinet Habu
- From Luxor, local ferry running from the Corniche, named as “National Ferryboat” are available.
- Eateries are quite far away. Hence, carry food along with you.
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27.45% of people who visit Luxor include Medinet Habu in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
43.75% of people start their Medinet Habu visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Medinet Habu
72.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Medinet Habu
My personal favourite of the East Bank: so much of the bright colours that once decorated all this sandy stone is still visible here, some of them still extremely vibrant after 3500 years. As in most cases, this is not just one temple and people often overlook the beautiful smaller temple to the front-right, to only focus on the massive Ramses III temple: check them both out to get an idea of how Pharaoh's saw themselves and how their ability to build increased over the centuries. In Ramses' temple don't overlook the storage and devotion chapels which have some of the best depictions.
I actually like this temple a lot. It wasn't as crowded as the rest (though I was there in the morning), but also not as large and well preserved. You can't buy a ticket at the entrance, the ticket office for it and several tombs around is about 5 min walk away towards east along the road.
One of the most underrated sites in Luxor, the mortuary temple of Ramses III - the last great Egyptian pharaoh - is a must-do if you are in the region. Much less crowded than the more popular sites, the temple has amazing well-preserved reliefs with many of the original colors. It also features fantastic murals depicting the war Ramses waged against the Sea Peoples to defend Egypt from their invasion. Although it is not often part of the itinerary of most tourists, take a detour on your way to or from the Valley of the kings and spare an hour or two to admire this amazing place.
Great place, located on the West Bank. The temple is relatively big, it is best to have a guide so that one can understand every little details that this temple holds. Specially there is 2 status of a God upfront the temple, and it is supposed to protect the temple for any evil. A place that must be seen!
It has a really amazing temple The colors are preserved still and the details are amazing Man and the pillars with colors and detailed art work Also you will find that the ceilings are also coloured with details and telling stories 2 hours are more than enough to spend there so you can visit other places and sites Try to check the history of the place and websites for details to help you get everything