Trips in Luxor West Bank

Landmap of Luxor West monument area

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The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon


Type:                      Temple

Built:                       between 1388 and 1351 BC

Builder:                  Amenhotep III (fahther of Akhenaten), 9. Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty

Consecrated to:     Amun


On the way from the west bank to the Valley of the Kings you find two colossal statues from the 14th century BC. They are the remains of a temple complex of Amenhotep III, which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient times . Impressive on the statues is their size. So weighs one of them including pedestals over 1000 tons. The dimensions of the pedestals are 10 * 5 meters and the higher of them has a size of 18 meters.

The entire complex is currently being researched by Egyptian-German archaeologist team and re-created as far as possible. You can observe the work from the street – archeology live!

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 10 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0062


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Medinet Habu

Medinet Habu


Type:                       Temple

Built:                       between 1186 and 1155 BC

Builder:                  Ramesses III , 2. Pharaoh of the 20th dynasty

Consecrated to:     Amun


Also Medinet Habu is part of the necropolis Theben-West. Here is the temple complex of Ramses III. From the 12th century BC. The huge complex measures 315 * 205 meters and was dedicated to the god Amun. The complex represents the construction of ancient Egyptian temples in a nearly perfect way and is in a good state of preservation.

The estimated visit time is 1.5 hours.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 15 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0060


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Valley of the Queens

Valley of the Queens


Type:                      Tomb – Area

Built:                       between 1550 and 1075 BC

Builder:                  Close members of the Pharaohs family, from late 17th till late 20th dynasty


The Valley of the Queens is in the south of the Valley of the Kings. Here are the near members of the royal families in actual 95 known tombs. The most beauty and important tomb is from Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II – the great).
The visit includes 3 tombs and takes approximately one hour.

To learn more about the Valley of the Kings, see the Wikipedia article.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 15 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0065


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Deir el Medina

Deir el Medina


Type:                      Historical village

Built:                       1520 , in use till 1069 BC

Builder                 Amenhotep I, 1. Pharao of the 18th Dynasty


In this archaeological site you will find the settlement of the workers who built the grave sites in this area. The settlement was inhabited between the 15th and 10th century BC and gives interesting insights into the daily life of ordinary workers with their finds.

The visit takes about two hours.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 13 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0063


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Valley of the Nobles

Valley of the Nobles


Type:                      Tomb – Area

Built                      between 1550 and 525 BC

Builder:                  Powerful courtiers and persons of the ancient city, from 18th till late 26th dynasty


The so-called Valley of the Nobles stretches between the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, and contains at least 415 private tombs and chapels. Here you can admire some very elaborate wall paintings.

The visit takes approximately one hour and includes 3 tombs.

To learn more about the Valley of the Nobles, see the Wikipedia article.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 12 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0064


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The Ramesseum

The Ramesseum


Type:                      Temple

Built:                       between 1279 and 1213 BC

Builder:                  Ramesses II, 1303 – 27.06.1213 BC, 3th Pharao of the 19th dynasty

Consecrated to:     Amun


The Ramesseum is the temple of death of Ramesses of the Second. It has very interesting inscriptions which tells details about the battle of Kadesh and the occupation of a town with the name “Shalem” where some scientist believe that this could be today “Jeru-Shalem”, so Jerusalem.

The estimated Visiting time is approximately one hour.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 12 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0061


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The temple of Hatshepsut

The temple of Hatshepsut


Type:                      Temple

Built                      between 1478 and 1458 BC

Builder:                  Hatshepsut, 1507 – 1458 BC, 5th Pharao of the 18th dynasty

Consecrated to:     Horus and Hathor


The impressive Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the few female pharaohs of Egypt, is located on the West Bank of Luxor, about 3 kilometers from the Nile River near the Valley of the Kings. It dates back to around 1450 BC and differs from all other Egyptian temples in its unusual terraced architecture. The temple itself is well preserved and has a large number of smaller cappings.

The visit takes approximately one hour.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 16 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0067


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The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings


Type:                      Tomb – Area

Built:                       between 1550 and 1069 BC

Builder                 64 Pharaos out of the time of the “New Kingdom”, between the 18th and 20 dynasty


The list of superlatives at archaeological sites of world rank is long in Luxor. The Valley of the Kings, however, has a special position on this list. About 5 km north-west of the city center of Luxor, 64 tombs of pharaohs (mainly from the time between 1500 and 1000 BC) have been found here. The valley is enclosed by the Theban mountains and the tombs are partly in excellent condition. The area was famous for the only found of an untouched grave – the tomb of Tut-Ansch-Amun by the Englishman Howard Carter in November 1922.

The visit takes approximately one hour and includes 3 tombs.

To learn more about the Valley of the Kings, see the Wikipedia article.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 16 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0066


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The temple of Sethi I

The temple of Sethi I


Type:                      Temple

Built:                       between 1290 and 1279 BC

Builder:                  Sethi I (the father of Ramesses II), 1323 – 1279 BC, 2th Pharao of the 19th dynasty

Consecrated to:     Amun


The temple of Sethi the First on the west bank of Luxor in El Qurna has an age of about 3300 years. It was reopened after extensive renovation work in 2004. Nevertheless, only a hypostyle hall and remains of the entrance spylone and the column intersections are obtained from the entire system. The area is nevertheless worth seeing.

The estimated visit is 1 hour.

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.


Distance from Luxor-West Bank:

Road:  about 16 minutes

Booking-ID:  L0068


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