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  • Valley of the Queens
    Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, New Valley Governorate, Egypt
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  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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The Valley of the Queens is home to more than 75 royal tombs. You'll find an array of queens, princesses and princes buried here, and one of Egypt's most elaborate tombs – the tomb of Nefertari (No. 66) – resides within this valley. Though most of the tombs have been ransacked throughout the years, many still feature bright paintings on their walls.

Although some past travelers said this attraction is worth skipping if you're on a tight schedule, many noted the tombs' decor as a reason to check out the site. Like other Egyptian tombs, photography is forbidden on the property. Also, keep in mind the famous tomb of Nefertari is not open to the public (though special arrangements can be made for an additional fee).

The Valley of the Queens can be found a few miles south of the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Artisans on the West Bank side of Luxor. The attraction is accessible by car, taxi and bicycle. Private tours of the site (including access into Nefertari's tomb) can also be arranged, but extra charges will apply. Restrooms and a free parking lot with a small marketplace are located on-site. The property is open daily between 6 a.m. and 5 or 7 p.m. depending on the season, and tickets cost 50 Egyptian pounds (or $6) for adults and 25 Egyptian pounds ($3) for students. All tickets include access to three tombs – the tombs of Amunherkhepshef (No. 55), Khaemwaset (No. 44) and Titi (No. 52).

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#1 Temple of Hatshepsut Built to honor Amon-Re (ancient Egypt's sun god) and the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (who was believed to have descended from Amon-Re), the Temple of Hatshepsut stands out for its ... Read more » Apexphotos / Getty Images

#2 Valley of the Kings As its name suggests, the Valley of the Kings is where dozens of pharaohs were laid to rest. In fact, you'll find 63 royal tombs here, including notable pharaohs ... Read more » Nick Brundle Photography / Getty Images

#3 Karnak Temple Complex If you're in search of Luxor's largest (and most impressive) collection of temple ruins, look no further than the Karnak Temple Complex. Located about 2 miles northeast of ... Read more » zbg2 / Getty Images

#4 Temple of Luxor Though additions to the Temple of Luxor were made by many of Egypt's pharaohs (Tutankhamun, Horemheb and Hatshepsut, to name a few), the bulk of this ancient structure was ... Read more » Siempreverde22 / Getty Images

#5 Colossi of Memnon 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 ... Read more » donvictorio / Getty Images

#6 Medinet Habu Though this collection of temples isn't as well known as the Temple of Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex and the Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu stands out because of ... Read more » WitR / Getty Images

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#8 Valley of the Queens The Valley of the Queens is home to more than 75 royal tombs. You'll find an array of queens, princesses and princes buried here, and one of Egypt's ... Read more » geoleo / Getty Images

#9 Luxor Museum For a glimpse at Old and New Kingdom artifacts found in and around Luxor, check out the Luxor Museum. Historic treasures housed in this museum include a statue of Tuthmosis ... Read more » DAJ / Getty Images

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One of Egypt's most famous female pharaohs was Hatshepsut, who is immortalized at the colossal Temple of Hatshepsut. Apexphotos / Getty Images

At the base of the Theban Mountains, you'll find the Valley of the Kings, where notable rulers like King Tut and Ramses VI were laid to rest. Nick Brundle Photography / Getty Images

Luxor's largest collection of ancient Egyptian ruins are located at the Karnak Temple Complex, which overlooks the Nile's East Bank. zbg2 / Getty Images

Sphinxes, hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian ruins are just some of the photo-worthy sights you'll find at the Temple of Luxor. Siempreverde22 / Getty Images

For a larger-than-life view of ancient Egyptian statues, visit the 59-foot Colossi of Memnon on the city's West Bank. donvictorio / Getty Images

Medinet Habu, which sits near the Valley of the Artisans and the Colossi of Memnon, features one of the city's most impressive temples without all the crowds found at other sights. WitR / Getty Images

If you're interested in learning more about the workers who constructed the tombs found in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, check out the Valley of the Artisans' tombs and ruins. quintanilla / Getty Images

More than 75 tombs with colorful artwork lie within the Theban Mountains' Valley of the Queens. geoleo / Getty Images

Everything from royal mummies to items buried with King Tut are on display in the Luxor Museum. DAJ / Getty Images

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