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Address: Luxor, Egypt

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Time capsule

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 wanna buy some souvenirs, roll up the best bargainer in you and just be super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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New York City, New York, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 our budget and we had an experience there which left a bad taste in our... More 

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Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 hundreds of years that supported families.

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Purley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

With a friend we came to Qurna village. I drove to Luxor so it was different where we saw a few places. In the houses, some make alabaster stone products and also have some others for sale. They will often invite you in for drinks and discussions. We had some tea with the locals and plain tobacco shisha.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

This village has been on the side of the mountain for generations, and the families that lived there have been there since antiquity. just 2 families living there now. We live on the West bank, Luxor and visited with an Egyptian friend that used to live there, I think that if you need to visit the houses you.ll need to... More 

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Landskrona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a village on the west bank where they sell tourist artefacts and to be honest it is quite a dismal place. They overlook the Nile valley, which makes for a nice view. But the place in itself is rather unpleasant and only interesting as a glimpse inte Egyptian life.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We didn, t stop,, but so many happy faces and waves and hello's. What lovely people. They made the journey memorable.

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