Temple of Medinat Habu

Temple of Medinat Habu, Luxor

Temple of Medinat Habu
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This ancient complex is dominated by the massive memorial temple of Ramses III, similar to the mortuary temple of Ramses II at Ramesseum.
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,884 contributions
Smaller temple but worth a visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
Enjoyable site in the Luxor area. Well preserved hieroglyphics and eat to walk through. Impressive pillars and several areas with great colors.
Written 14 October 2021
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Melissa B
Norway2 contributions
Great temple in Luxor
Jul 2021
Habu temple was good but I highly recommend you to have a guide with you because it will be a boring tour without a guide
Written 9 July 2021
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Chris and Sara von Herrmann
Fort Worth, TX34 contributions
Temple of Medinat Habu, from the air!
Apr 2021
We were very fortunate with our tour company Sheba Tours to take a Hot Air Balloon ride over Habu Temple (amongst others) and highly recommend it!
Written 4 May 2021
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Stojkin
Prague, Czech Republic382 contributions
‘Non-touristic’ temple
Apr 2021 • Couples
We chose Habu temple because from all Luxor temples, it should have the most preserved paintings but it’s overlooked by most of the tourists. I have to say, it’s true. We were there almost alone and paitings are awesome. I liked it more than Karnak temple. Moreover, there’s a great restaurant over the road owned by German/Egyptian lady. We also used a great service of Abdallah(+20 0100 9029247) who drove us to the Habu and other places and told us information. He’s very smart and clever.
Written 2 May 2021
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Sade
Bethesda39 contributions
Another Gem in Luxor
Feb 2021 • Solo
One of my favorites of the many temples in Luxor. Variety of areas depicting Egyptian ancient greatness with Ramses II magnificent memorial temple.
Written 2 March 2021
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Dina ElHawary
Cairo, Egypt10 contributions
A hidden gem!
Feb 2021 • Family
It's not well known like the other temples in Luxor but it is one of a kind. The serenity and peace felt there is unbelievable. Visit it a bit late in the day to enjoy a nice breeze between the huge columns.
Written 28 February 2021
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mohamed abas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Louxor
Feb 2021 • Couples
The best temple ever , great colors and unique art on templewalls showing the greatnes of ancirnt egyptian it the best to visit at louxor
Written 9 February 2021
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821elfir
Marsberg, Germany29 contributions
Beautiful Temple at the west bank
Feb 2021 • Friends
The habu temple is less known than the luxor or karnak temple, but it has a lot to offer and in my opinion, the more beautiful temple in luxor. Interesting is the adjoining palace, which conveys an idea about real life.
Written 5 February 2021
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Early morning visit to the beautiful Temple of Ramses III
Jan 2020
It was a cold Luxor winter's day that I set forth to visit Ramses III's Medinat Habu and the Ramesseum of Ramses II. Myself and my guide were the only two to visit the temple at that time in the morning. It was also my first visit. The place has atmosphere, is beautifully built and gives us a idea about the last great warrior Pharaoh, Ramses III. The temple is approximately 150m long and almost a copy of the Ramesseum. Most of the walls are decorated and the entire area was enclosed by mud brick in the fashion of a migdol which was an architectural feature of Asiatic fortresses of the time. The entrance to Medinat Habu is described as a Syrian Gate.

The temple features a "Window of Appearances" where common people could come to be viewed by the pharaoh and this was part of the connection between the temple and the royal palace. The temple also features a partial 'Kings List' of pharaohs up to Ramses III. Some of the decorations on the worlds feature Ramses's fight against the "Sea Peoples'.
Written 12 September 2020
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Wanderer0213
Port Orchard, WA621 contributions
Ramses The Third Temple
Mar 2020
Ramses the Third temp was a great stop, not the most famous, but well worth the stop! So much history carved on to the walls, we had a great guide that explained so much to us. We were there mid-day and it wasn't hugely crowded.
Written 1 April 2020
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