Ramses III’s magnificent memorial temple of Medinat Habu is perhaps one of the most underrated sites on the west bank. With the Theban...
Colossi of Memnon
The two faceless Colossi of Memnon that rise majestically about 18m from the plain are the first monuments tourists see when they visit...
About 1km off the road to the Valley of the Queens and up a short, steep paved road is Deir al-Medina, named after a temple that was...
Ramesseum Rest House
A friendly, laid-back place to relax after temple viewings. In addition to the usual mineral water and soft drinks, beer is sometimes...
With an outdoor terrace and laid-back atmosphere, Mohammed’s is the perfect place to recharge batteries in the middle of a day exploring...
Maratonga Cafeteria information
Lonely Planet review
This friendly outdoor cafe-restaurant, in front of Medinat Habu, is the best place to sip a cold drink under a big tree after wandering through Ramses III’s magnificent temple, or to have a delicious tagen (E£35) or salad for lunch. The view is superlative and the atmosphere is relaxing.