The Valley of the Kings is also referred to as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings and is really a valley that is located in Egypt on the West Bank of the River Nile in Thebes.
This valley lies at the site where for some 500 years that is from the 16th century to the 11th century BC, the tombs were built for the Pharaohs as well as for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. You will be amazed by seeing the Twentieth Dynasties of the Ancient Egypt. The valley lies on the west bank of Nile that is opposite Thebes and is the site that is set within the heart of Theban Necropolis. There are total two valleys, which is known as Wadi and the two valleys are - East Valley, where most of the royal tombs could be found; and the West Valley.There are 62 tombs in the valley. It has two components - the East Valley and the West Valley. It is the East Valley which most tourists visit and in which most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs can be found.