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Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Fascinating Alabaster

Near the Valley of the Kings is the village of Qurna. It is known for excavating Alabaster and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia
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Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide as an opportunity to escape from the 50c heat, enjoy a complimentary cold drink and see how these hard working Egyptians make a living from the...More

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Near the Valley of the Kings is the village of Qurna. It is known for excavating Alabaster and making beautiful Alabaster artifacts. Hard way to earn a living. It is interesting to observe the course of life in the village. We stayed for a short...More

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You nearly have walking distance to the Valley of the Queen, Nobels, Common and King, it has ah beautiful view to the mountains, the fields of Luxor and offcourse the Memnon Colloses

1  Thank KariJ2
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the best holidays we have taken , so interesting excellent guides, very knowledgeable, clean accommodation , excellent transport facilities

Thank holidayexperiance
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There isn't much left but visiting this small village will give you an idea of what life was like may years ago.

1  Thank Travellifefully
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A trip to the West Bank Luxor should not be complete without visiting the old village if you get a chance visit a house and see how the locals live before they are all gone

Thank pharoah48
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the place every taxi driver takes you after the ride completes from attractions on the West Bank. Alabaster artifacts are manufactures here and sold all over Egypt. If you do not want to buy, just avoid getting out of the car, If you...More

Thank ank4228
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Can be seen from the road, interesting that a lot of the houses have been demolished and the people moved so that further excavations can be made, very interesting insight to village life

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We went to the alabaster store with Abdul from Kingfisher Tours. First of all, we asked not to be taken there. Then we were taken there anyway. They gave a very nice and interesting demonstration which we enjoyed. However, the prices they listed were over...More

3  Thank S L
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This city was moved, the original sat on top of the now guarded tombs, where the locals would dig and loot them from the privacy of their living rooms. The poverty is exceptional, so it is hard to fault them for something that continued for...More

Thank Sandra S
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