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West Bank Tickets

Post by Zooropa » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:41 am

Hello All,
Further to my previous post can i ask the following question. I am aware that not all sites require their tickets to be bought at the main ticket office VOK etc. Some sites now have their own ticket booths at the actual site. Can anyone advise what the situation is with the follwoing, ticket at main offica at the actual site etc? Many thanks!

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by FABlux » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:33 pm

All 4 of those are still ticketed at the main ticket office. :)

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by chiddy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:17 pm

might be better for someone to list those sites where tickets are purchased at their entrances
think I know but not sure enough to post

possible current price list too?

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by Zooropa » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:03 am

Dont know how up to date this is, but it does change in detail from time to time, not sure the ticket info is accurate though? (as in where you get them).

http://www.cyclejp.com/luxor/SCHEDULE.HTML

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:18 am

Places with their own ticket office are:- Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir el Bahri (where you also get tickets for the Assasif tombs).

Also, for information, if you want to visit the temple of Tod, and the tombs at Moalla on the East Bank, you have to buy the tickets at Luxor temple, before setting off.

There are rumours about setting up a central ticket office for all of the monuments somewhere in Luxor, but whether that is to replace the local ones or just provide another source, is not known
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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by Zooropa » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:43 pm

Thanks all!

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by Winged Isis » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:04 am

It would make more sense to have two where you can buy for all... WB and EB, as tourists stay on both Bs.
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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by Zooropa » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:52 am

Its a shame that there isnt a single reliable source that, most important of all, is constantly updated regarding attractions, prices, opening times etc. I cant think of too many countries that would be so bereft of upto date reliable info regarding its main attractions and given the current scarcity of tourism you would think someone would sieze the initive. But thats Egypt!

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by chiddy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:04 pm

entry prices tend to rise once a year only so are fixed - unless the guy taking the cash has no change :lol:

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by LivinginLuxor » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:59 am

Also, opening hours haven't changed, and as tombs can be closed at a day's notice, there is a list of open ones in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. If any of the nobles' tombs are closed, that information is posted at the ticket office.

It would be almost impossible for websites to collate this information on a day-to-day basis - maybe visitors to the Valleys could just photograph the list of open tombs and post it here for more up-to-date information.
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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by Zooropa » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:16 pm

Almost impossible Stan? What, for the poeple who are actually scheduling the openings and closures? I would agree it would be difficult for the dog but what about the tail wagging it? I gave up visiting the Egyptian Museum website after 12 months of the front page saying "under construction" The last time i could be bothered to check which was years ago now the link had even stopped working! This is probably the most highly regarded musuem in the entire world and they dont have a functioning website? Incredible, even for Egypt!

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Re: West Bank Tickets

Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:43 am

True, many websites are appalling! But the point I was trying to make is that for the tombs certainly, the closures aren't planned weeks ahead, and the situation as to knowing what is open and what is not could become even more difficult in the next few years. Kent Weeks has proposed that in order to preserve the tombs, once a certain number of visitors has entered, the tomb would then be closed for a couple of hours for recuperation - rolling daily closures if you like.
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