See the temple complex of Medinet Habu that is about 4 miles from the Valley of the Kings near the foot of the Theban Hills. Visit the mortuary temple that is the best preserved temple at Thebes.
Leave your hotel to see the temple complex of Medinet Habu that is around 4 miles from the Valley of the Kings near the foot of the Theban Hills at the southern end of western Thebes. The mortuary temple is the best preserved temple at Thebes. The Temple of Medinat Habu is one of the largest memorial Temples in Egypt. It measures 320m in length (East to West) and about 200 m in width (North to south). It was built to commemorate Ramses III, after his death, by orders of the King himself. A huge mud brick enclosure wall surrounds the Temple. This building basically consists of a huge gate, which takes the shape of a Syrian fort, and is decorated with battle scenes of the King's wars in Syria. After accessing the gate there is a shrine, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty, on the right hand side. There is also a wide-open court that leads to a huge pylon, which has both towers decorated with battle scenes. On one tower the King, wearing the red crown with his "Ka" or "double", smiting his enemies in front of Re-Horakhty. On the other tower, the King is represented with the red crown of Lower Egypt, smiting his enemies in front of the God Amon Ra. in the west bank which is the temple of Ramses II and the all tombs of the Nobels. You will be returned to your hotel.