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Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.
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Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For 10 minutes The dealers are pretty agressive they dont accept no. So better just walk away and say sukrum...

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the tourist trail and worth a photo stop is The Colossi of Memnon. These are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You pass these almost every time you visit the West Bank This site has grown more & more since my first visit. A lot of the site is currently a working dig, so access is not possible, except to the original two statues. They have...More

Thank Sale1007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn’t anything else to see or do here but take a photo. We were on a tour and this was a 5 minute stop off so we could do just this. As usual someone trying to sell you stuff. Only visited it as it...More

Thank Ward50
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Straight out of the movies. A shame the statues had been damaged with earthquakes and the weather. Some restoration works have started.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are touring the area, you might as well stop here for some photos because these statues are gigantic. No fee to enter the area and you can see them from the road, so you might as well get up close and gaze in...More

Thank CarrieRyuko
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These statues were included on our half-day West Bank tour. Not much to say about them other than they are very large and look neat in a photo. Our guide told us that the right one (due to damage a long time ago) had a...More

Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Memnon is a nice stop in between the major attractions in Luxor. It is basically a car park and an open field. Significant statues that are worth visiting

Thank crakyl
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

These statues are in open fields without context. They are enormous and easily accessed. They are even free! If you like, you can do a we did and just view them from a roadside stop.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I didn't actually got to visit, I only saw them as the taxi driver drove by the on the way back. All I can saw is they are massive in size.

Thank Anabel G
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