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Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari)
Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari)

Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari)

Open daily 6am - 5pm
Kings Valley Rd, Deir el-Bahari

The basics

Among the most important destinations on Luxor’s West Bank, the Temple of Hatshepsut is an included stop on many tours; since it’s a 30-minute drive from downtown, it’s worth visiting other destinations while you’re in the area. When you arrive, enter through the great court then continue up a long ramp to a series of terraces and colonnades. Portions of the temple are still unreconstructed, and there is little signage inside, so visiting with a guide is a good way to understand what you’re seeing.

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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
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$107.88 per adult
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Breathtaking Temples and Tombs
Descend into the places where Pharaohs entered the afterlife. See the decorated walls in close-up splendor. Our guide was great, knew her stuff and presented it well. Nicely, she left us alone for a while to let us explore on our own.
roberteA6674PS, Oct 2019

Things to know before you go

  • The temple is great for history buffs and travelers interested in ancient Egypt.
  • While there’s shade inside the temple, the exterior area is in full sun; plan to bring plenty of protective clothing and a sun hat.
  • There are ramps to access the site, but some wheelchair users find them to be too steep to use.
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How to get there

The Temple of Hatshepsut is located on Kings Valley Road on Luxor’s West Bank. If you’re visiting as part of a tour, transport will be taken care of. Independent travelers can book a taxi for the 30-minute trip from downtown, but be sure to agree on a price and other details before departure. A wheeled tram shuttles visitors from the entrance to the temple site, and requires an extra ticket.

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When to get there

As with other Luxor sites, the Temple of Hatshepsut gets very hot in the afternoon, and it’s worth visiting early to avoid the heat of the day. If you’re hoping to photograph the temple, sunrise and sunset are especially scenic times—the cliffs seem to glow in the morning and evening light.

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What to See Near the Temple of Hatshepsut

The Luxor West Bank is a trove of ancient treasures, and it’s easy to cover a handful on a single trip or tour. After checking out the Temple of Hatshepsut, head to the Valley of the Kings, which contains dozens of tombs, including the Tomb of Tutankhamun. The Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) holds magnificent statues, while the Valley of the Nobles (Tombs of the Nobles) is a vast cemetery with hundreds of tombs.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari)?
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Attractions near Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari):
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What else should I know about attractions in Luxor?
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As well as visiting the Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: