The Valley of the Kings (Biban El Moluk) situated on the ancient site of Thebes is where the pharaoh's were buried and hoped to meet their Gods in the afterlife. This is where you will find Tutankhamun's tomb
which was discovered almost intact in the 1920's. You can go inside the tomb, but you'll have to visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to see the treasures he was buried with. Tutankhamun was actually quite a minor king in the scheme of things and there are many larger and more impressive tombs to discover in the Valley of the Kings
Tips for visiting the tombs include:
- Explore the tombs in the winter months (November-March)
- A ticket will get you into 3 tombs, which is probably enough for a day
- Make sure you are fit and wear good walking shoes
See my article for more information about Luxor, Thebes and Karnak including where to stay and how to get to the major sites.