TripAdvisor Reviews Golden Palace Luxor
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... rock, and then the walls were shaved, polished, and then painted. This place is probably the most famous in Egypt, next to the Luxor and the Pyramids in Giza, but unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos.
The reason they chose this location was threefold: easy to guard, no risk of flood from the Nile, and limestone rock would keep the tombs cool and dry. (Dry is key because the sandstone will soak up any moisture in the air from the mummified bodies or breathing, ...
... ahead. We were on Bus 30 and finally our group was lead off the ship, passed checkpoints and security and across to the welcoming smile of our Egyptologist, Amira.
The port of Safaga is about 300km from Luxor. Add into this the many, many checkpoints and the wonder of Egypt traffic and what sounds like a reasonable drive actually becomes quite an epic journey! The drive was fascinating. Amira was full of information about the history, politics, ...
... if you have US$40 on a machine. Beam me up Scottie.
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... But thew of the in the room and headed out to Karnar Temple! Amazing just amazing. Beautiful day in the sun as well. I didn't catch all what the tour guide was saying, but 64 acres of temple, each building on the last part. 2hrs not enough! The details, the size, the solid stone! Just breath taking. Beer - 500ml for $3, Flakey 10 Egyptian Pounds, chips 5 Egyptian pounds. Just help your self. Dinner was a 15min "lovely romantic walk" according to Ivan....yup, me and 8 ...
... truly beautiful and mine is now one of my most prized possessions. Once again we went for tea and Shisha with Ali in the evening. He likes to ensure that everything is going smoothly and that we are happy. He is the best tour operator I have ever encountered. Anything we want he makes happen and I have no doubt that if there was anything we were unhappy with (which there isn't so far) he would fix it immediately. He is a wealth of knowledge and seems to know everybody. He ...