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This is a deserted village on top of a lot of tombs , you are not allowed to wander about the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
peterlburn
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London, United Kingdom
Relaxing and back to the nature

People are so friendly and life is so basic. I did horse riding, i ate local bread. i talked with... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
NevinTorky
,
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a deserted village on top of a lot of tombs , you are not allowed to wander about the deserted houses, however nearby are the tombs of the nobles (well worth a visit) and a very interesting mud built mosque.

Thank peterlburn
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

People are so friendly and life is so basic. I did horse riding, i ate local bread. i talked with people, walked ... you will love it.

Thank NevinTorky
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Old Qurna was demolished and the people moved to New Qurna whether they liked it or not. For hundreds of years Old Qurna surrounded the tombs of the Nobles (and robbed them).

Thank 858doug
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the thinking of famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. The superficial observer only sees traditional mud structures including a mosque and houses. Natural materials like adobe and mud were used to keep...More

1  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was interesting as the homes are in many different stages of care. Some of the walls had beautiful murals. The colors and scenes where very nice

Thank Lynn W
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 12 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
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