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Temple of Karnak, Luxor

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Within a city of towering obelisks, sanctuaries, and squares, Temple of Karnak is part of World Heritage-listed ancient ruins, once probably one of the largest religious sites ever built. Designed to be the earthly home of local divinities, the temple complex was constructed over a period of 1,500 years and was dedicated to the Theban triad, three Egyptian gods most worshipped in the region. Though the colors on the carved artworks have long since faded and the squares are now populated by tourists from around the world, the complex still maintains that ageless charm. Its scale, in terms of the height of its towers and the way it spreads out across the land, remains gigantic by any standards--it's easy to understand why the locals believed their gods resided here. Before you head to Luxor, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Luxor travel route builder app, to make sure you see all that Luxor has to offer, including Temple of Karnak.
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  • We did this the morning we arrived in Luxor whilst waiting to check into our Nile cruise. It is breathtaking. So well kept and chock full of history. We would definitely suggest this and also... 
    We did this the morning we arrived in Luxor whilst waiting to check into our Nile cruise. It is breathtaking. So well kept and chock full of history. We would definitely suggest this and also...  more »
  • This is one of the big reasons to come to Egypt and the Temple of Karnak is well worth the visit, Sure it is crowded but so much to see and well worth the time. 
    This is one of the big reasons to come to Egypt and the Temple of Karnak is well worth the visit, Sure it is crowded but so much to see and well worth the time.  more »
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  • A wonderful place full of rich history. Definitely do your research on basic Egyptian history or get a guide before coming here, the sheer amount of information written on the walls of the temple speak volumes of the pharaohs that ruled long before our time.
  • Incredible to see the architecture achieved 4000 years ago. If you manage to go in the evening please do, the light and sound show (in English - with headphone translations into many languages) is spectacular!

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