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Temple of Seti I

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Address: This is not a Tomb, Luxor, Egypt
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One of the less-visited temples of the West Bank at Luxor - magical

Nursing a broken heart, I found myself one morning deciding to drop in on this little-visited temple of Seti I at Gurna on the West Bank at Luxor. I found I had the place entirely... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nursing a broken heart, I found myself one morning deciding to drop in on this little-visited temple of Seti I at Gurna on the West Bank at Luxor. I found I had the place entirely to myself, which suited my mood perfectly. Much of interest remains in this termple (fine quality reliefs, of an unusual nature), but its real value... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple of Seti 1 at Abydos is generally regarded as having the best carvings of all the temples and monuments of Egypt. It is not easy to get to (a 3 hour car trip from Luxor), but well worth it. The painting is well preserved as the temple roof is intact and the paint is protected from the sun.... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go to this Mortuary Temple in Luxor’s West Bank just to see how much more work has been done in it. It one of the lesser known, lesser visited Temples. The temple seems to have been constructed toward the end of the reign on Seti, 1 and may have been completed by his son after his death. The... More 

Thank Sale1007
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a fantastic temple you even get the chance to walk on the roof and also around the roman mud brick wall that surrounds it as far as temple in Egypt go this one. Is very intact hidden out of the way and not many visitors at anyone time so you can visit at our leasure if you staying on... More 

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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Since we had the Luxor Pass ($200 or $100, good for five days and all the monuments, tombs and museums. The $200 version includes tombs of Nefertari and Seti 1), we visited the Temple of Seti I. Not much left, but there are some nice carvings, a little hypostyle hall and a nice view if you climb the wall. It's... More 

1 Thank Craig T
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Not a high-priority site, but worth a look, if you have a little extra time and haven't gotten "templed out." You might have be the only visitor there. Buy your ticket first, though, at the main ticket booth near the Colossi of Memnon

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I spent the money on this (1000 LE, about $60 at current exchange) and just didn't find it worth the money. There are other tombs better to spend a fraction of the money on.

Thank Steven W
Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This temple started by Seti I was finished by his son Ramesses II, and seems more a monument to himself than his father. Still interesting, and one of the few remaining on the West Bank.

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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visited this temple and so happy to have done so. Our Blue Sky guide, Saber recommended this optional side trip which he explained had only been open to the public for 21 days. Our group of 7 people were the only ones in the tomb during our visit allowing us all the time we could imagine. The colors are all... More 

Thank Jacki L
Worcester, UK
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Tour parties do not often invade this quiet spot on the edge of New Qurna. You will be able to wander around at will, and the guardians are not as "aggressive" as at most sites. The more nimble may enjoy the view from the roof. On a Tuesday or Saturday morning the local open-air market is held nearby. I also... More 

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