Valley Of The KingsCurrently Closed
- Address: West Bank of the Nile River, Luxor, Egypt
- Timings: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 13 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tomb
Anywhere you look in Egyptology, you’ll come across the concept of afterlife- the journey of the soul from one world to another! That’s one of the reasons they’re mummification process was so exact and precise. The Valley of the Kings is essentially a burial ground. All the kings and pharaohs of Egypt of the New Kingdom period were buried there with all the possessions they could possibly need in their journey to the afterlife. With over 63 tombs, each tomb is different from the others; the murals lining the walls, the embellishments on the actual coffin/casket couldn’t be any more different.
- The entrance ticket you buy covers only three tombs, so choose wisely.
- If you want to see Tutankhamun’s Tomb, you’ll have to pay for that separately.
- The desert sun can be brutal even during the winter. Carry a hat and a bottle of water with you.
- La Fleur (French cuisine)
- Zigolini Restaurant (Italian cuisine)
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31.77% of people who visit Luxor include Valley Of The Kings in their plan
59.02% of people start their Valley Of The Kings visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Valley Of The Kings
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Valley Of The Kings
Best experience. To see all these wonderful tombs. 100 meters deep under desert. Colorful painting that lasted more than 4000 years. Magnificent
The Valley of the Kings was by far one of my favorite experiences in Egypt, but it was also one of the most stressful. The tombs are incredibly beautiful and you will want to take pictures. I fully recommend buying a photo ticket to avoid the workers trying to get you to bribe them to be allowed to take photos. The workers are extremely aggressive but if you have a photo ticket they will mostly leave you alone to enjoy the experience peacefully.
There are so many reviews of this amazing site I can't say more than has been said already. But, there is another site close by that is seldom visited, Howard Carter's House. It is very near to the Valley of the Kings and definitely worth seeing, so ask your driver to stop. The day we visited we were there were no other tourists, and the caretaker served us mint tea in the yard. The house is exactly as it was when Carter lived there including the furnishings. In addition there is an exact, down to the last detail, replica of Tut's tomb on the premises in case you missed seeing it in the valley.
definitely the best! Wonderful place with lot to see ,,colors are still there after thousands of years!! A MUST SEEEEEE
Absolutely amazing. But very hot in September. You'll be better to wear thin white cotton to cool you down. I wore an Egyptian clothes. One person has been collapse and taken to hospital. Cos of heat around 39°c.