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Colossi of Memnon

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into...

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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Awesome for being thousands of years old! Quick stop though!

Awesome colossi! A nice visit, only a pit stop from doing the other sites but is ancient history in your face! The stall sellers outside were rude and over the top pushing for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is currently excavation work going on behind the statues - a temple is being uncovered by the Germans. An easy stop using any kind of transportation, including the local bus or bicycle. It is lit up dramatically at night. There is a nice, simple cafe across the street. Stop in and say hi!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free because it's just two statutes outside. Very large and pretty awesome but having to deal with the hagglers makes you cut your visit short.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome colossi! A nice visit, only a pit stop from doing the other sites but is ancient history in your face! The stall sellers outside were rude and over the top pushing for sales.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, these are on the way to/from may of Luxor's other sights. Parking is easy, there is no charge, just hop out a take a picture.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pass these on the way back from visiting the temple of Hetshepsut and its really a quick stop off and photo opportunity. These statues are huge and the upper sections have worn away quite a bit. One of them was rebuilt above the waist by the Romans after it partially collapsed after an earthquake. Just watch out for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incidentally this was the place where our driver would meet us to take us to the valley of the kings. We were there early morning and the idols were shining in the sunlight. In the backdrop, the valley of the kings stood majestically. This attraction is not in the category of must-see. One would not lose anything in case he... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for about 5 mins to take photos and get a quick selfie which was great because the statues are huge but there isn't much else around so not worth spending a lot of time here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just worth the quick stop and we passed it two days during our touring between the banks. If you are patient, you will see the pigeons flying from statue to statue.The size of the birds to the statues really put the statue size in proportion. There is a third structure in the back as well. There are vendors... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember the time when these statues stood amidst agricultural fields as guardians of the Valley. Today there is a parking area populated with stalls selling trinkets. The best way to visit is by bicycle, at sunset or sunrise, when the shops are shut and there are no tourist groups on sight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit that I was a little faded from a long day once we arrived at the Colossi of Memmon, but it was great to see nonetheless.

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