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...
Ramses II called his massive memorial temple ‘the Temple of Millions of Years of User-Maat-Ra’; classical visitors called it the Tomb of...
Ramses III’s magnificent memorial temple of Medinat Habu is perhaps one of the most underrated sites on the west bank. With the Theban...
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...
Aux Trois Chacals
Almost invisible from the main road that leads to the Colossi is this small French family-run restaurant serving home cooking in the...
opposite Colossi of Memnon · interesting places nearby
Excellent, laid-back restaurant with simple but very well-prepared Egyptian fare. If you want a change from that, there are some equally good Indian and Chinese dishes on the menu. Afterwards hang out and stare eternity in the face looking at the Col-ossi while smoking a sheesha. Leave some space for the homemade mango sorbet; it’s worth it.