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Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut


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Overall Experience: 8 / 10
Date Visited: Friday, February 22, 2008

Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple is located just a couple minutes away from the Valley of the Kings. We visited as part of a Trafalgar Tour.

After arriving at the the temple (which was called the "Al-Deir Al-Bahari Temple" on the tickets), we took a short little tram ride from the entrance to the base of the temple.

The temple consisted of three different terraces. There were a number of stairs going up each level, or a fairly steep ramp. Each level had a courtyard, and you could also walk amongst the pillars that were holding up the temple. Tourists are not permitted to go inside the temple, but the exterior has some interesting things to see. The view around the temple is also spectacular.

Underneath the roof that the pillars were holding up, many of the original colors of the temple were still preserved. It was really neat to think that the carvings and colors had lasted for so long!

If you came with a tour group, you will probably take the tram back at your own pace. Walking from the tram to the bus parking lot, you will be confronted with some very persistent people selling tourist items. These sales people are at all the tourist sites at Egypt - be prepared!


The cost for a foreign tourist is 25 LE per person. Pictures and videos are permitted without any additional fee.

Estimated Visiting Time

We spent approximately one hour at the temple. Although you could probably spend a bit more time there, we found that one hour was sufficient to walk around, see the whole temple, and take some pictures.

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