Temple of Hatshepsut
Temple of Hatshepsut
4.5
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swoodley60
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
From the first moment I sighted the temple from the road in, I was just amazed at the sheer grandeur of the setting.
Unlike the tombs in The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple lies above ground and just commands you to look at it.
The setting of The Temple with the magnificent high cliffs backdrop is one of the most awesome things I have seen...it literally took my breath away.
Situated fairly close to the city of Luxor, it was my highlight of all the magnificent sites in the Luxor area.
Written 25 April 2024
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Egypt Kemet tours
Giza Governorate, Egypt28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
To be honest, I love this queen so much, I used to tell my guests that she suffered in the beginning a lot but at the end she did exactly what she wanted, I’m so proud of Queen Hatshepsut, one day one of her granddaughters will rule Egypt
Written 11 March 2024
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Rachel548
Farmington Hills, MI610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I loved this Temple for its sheer size, fact that it was cut in the mountain, and is exclusively dedicated to the only female Pharaoh. I enjoyed learning about this history, Hatchepsut herself, and the relationship to Karnak Temple. It was hot and sunny there so be prepared. There are also a large number of stairs. I recommend hiring and bringing your own guide.
Written 30 April 2023
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Rebecca C
London, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Temple of Hatshepsut was amazing, it is huge, however by this point in the day we had been awake for 7 hours without breakfast or lunch in the midday sun, and Kira was exhausted.

Tickets were 160 EGP per person, 80 for students (6-17 year-olds), and free for 5 and under.

You will need a few hours to explore this Temple of Hatshepsut. We were told that Aswan was also a mining city, we found that Cairo was extremely friendly to children, Aswan as well, but not so much, Luxor however, we found it very tip heavy, this was explained to us that they are only a tourist destination and were hit hard during the pandemic. Almost everywhere we stepped a guard was pushing to take a photo of us to get a tip, or encouraging Kira to go across the line (where tourists were not meant to go), for a photo and then a tip. Luckily Kira was tired and was sticking to us like glue.

The temple itself was amazing so I do not devalue my review, but it was stressful.

The temple was filled with information about Hatshepsut she came to reign and sheltered her image in the temple to be more masculine.
Written 19 April 2023
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is different from the other temples you see in the area, being set back in a spectacular natural amphitheater. You can see this from a long way away and it stands very proudly underneath the cliff.

There are some very fine reliefs in the sanctuaries.

It's very hot but fortunately they have golf carts to take you most of the way from the visitors' centre to the ramp of the temple.
Written 16 March 2023
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World Prof
Buffalo Grove, IL169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This temple is somewhat unique. Not as massive or impressive as Luxor or Karnak Temple, but attractive. The fist level is closed, the second level is mainly reliefs depicting the Ethiopian Excursion. The top, third level has a little more to see. Know that there is a fairly long walk up steps directly in the sun. I saw many older people struggling on the climb on a very hot day.
It is not far from the Valley of the Kings tombs, and is included in most tour groups. But if you are tight on time, I would skip this one.
Written 5 March 2023
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
As we entered the site and started to walk the short distance to the Temple our guide pointed out the remains of a small tree which was a gift to Hatshepsut (Egypt’s longest reigning female ruler) from an African country. As you approach the main temple which has been painstakingly restored there are some steep steeps which lead up to the main temple site. You are then free to wander and look throughout the whole complex. There are many Egyptians around who for a small fee will describe the area and point out the best spots for a photo.
Written 31 January 2023
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Watsons2014
Leeds, UK310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We visited the The Temple Of Hatshepsut on our day trip from Hurghada. An amazing & unforgettable visit. The site is stunning & immaculate, our Tour Guide expertly explained & guided us as we discovered the Temples beauty & architecture.
Written 9 January 2023
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smhr
Pickering, Canada298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a fantastic place. There are many stories here. At the front there are remains of an original tree gifted to Hatshepsut from an African country,
Written 13 November 2022
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This was an interesting site with an unusual history. To see it all be prepared to walk a bit and climb significant stairs the get close. Well worth it, thankfully.
Written 7 November 2022
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