Free Things To Do in Luxor
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Before heading to popular attractions like the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut, stop at the Colossi of Memnon. This pair of statues, which stand about 59 feet tall and depict King Amenhotep III, once guarded the king's temple. Though both statues' faces have suffered significant damage and little remains of King Amenhotep III's temple, the statues' impressive size and the lack of an entrance fee make this site well worth a visit.
Past visitors noted that despite its somewhat random location, the Colossi of Memnon is one of Luxor's best photo spots. If you're interested in learning more about the history of the statues, consider visiting via a local bus tour. Most tour operators, including Memphis Tours and Love Egypt Tours, provide private tour guides with backgrounds in Egyptian history.
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