Hatshepsut and Ramessium Temple (West Bank)

fearless 4.5 days DIY eid season solo trip to Egypt
october 25-29, 2012
thursday to monday


valley of the kings & queens (luxor's west bank)

Hatshepsut temple is my next destination after finishing the tour in Valley of the Kings.

How to go to Hatshepsut Temple;
From Valley of the Kings, plan your itinerary next ideally to this place as this is the next nearest important tourist landmark on this valley. Entrance costs only 30 EGP only with 2 EGP charge for the mini-train inside.

Photography is allowed inside, and strolling can be enough at most 1 hour.

The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, "Holy of Holies", is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration, and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt." The temple was the site of the massacre of 62 people, mostly tourists, by Islamist extremists that took place on 17 November 1997
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortuary_Temple_of_Hatshepsut


hatshepsut temple


hatshepsut temple

hatshepsut temple

hatshepsut temple

hatshepsut temple

hatshepsut temple

Ramessium temple is the 3rd landmark I visited which was just planned only along the way when I saw huge columns on our way to Tomb of the Nobles which was supposed to be the plan. But due to again, entrance fees for every tomb, I decided to just visit this temple since photography is allowed here.

How to go to Ramessium Temple; 
Just infront of the Tomb of the Nobles, after finishing Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple. Entrance fee costs 30 EGP only.

Photography is allowed inside, and strolling can be enough at most 1 hour.

The Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II ("Ramesses the Great", also spelled "Ramses" and "Rameses"). It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The name Рor at least its French form, Rhamess̩ion Рwas coined by Jean-Fran̤ois Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramesses's names and titles on the walls. It was originally called the House of millions of years of Usermaatra-setepenra that unites with Thebes-the-city in the domain of Amon.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesseum


ramessium temple


ramessium temple


ramessium temple


ramessium temple


ramessium temple


magnificent karnak temple (luxor's east bank)
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