Three Days in Luxor Egypt
Valley of the Kings – at least 2 days
Valley of the Queens – half day
West Valley - Tomb of Ay/Aly
Habu Temple is a treat; Luxor and Karnak are good visits.
One trip to the Valley of the Kings was not enough! Use the National Ferry to Cross the river. A fair price for a taxi for the day is 200 Egyptian Pounds.
The Valley of the Kings was stark. No plants grow anywhere; it was just tan dirt and rock. We bought Seti I and Ramses VI, and a general admission ticket for three tombs. I purchased a photography ticket. We entered the Seti Tomb first. Seti was the 13th son of Ramses. Detailed carvings and colorful paint covered the walls. The ceiling is painted in bright colors of stars and gods and depictions of creatures. The tomb descended 184 meters. Each room held our attention. Glass covered most of the carvings in the tomb. The paint was vibrant. The 1000 E£ ($55 USD) was expensive but worth the visit. I loved the winged gods over the doorways and the many boats for the ‘crossing over’. The last room reveled drawings covering the walls in preparation for the carvers and painters. It was unfinished.
Ramses VI was the next tomb of the day.
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