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Luxor Temple

Corniche El Nil St. Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Built during the eighteenth dynasty by Amenhotep III and added to by Ramses II, Luxor Temple was built to celebrate the annual Opet Festival when the... more »
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is really a great experience that take you to other magnificent times. You feel like if you were in a dream and is incredible how the egyptians can build this sort of buildings. Is a place you must visit during day and night!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Luxor temple is situated on the east bank of the Nile right in the middle of Luxor. Although smaller and less impressive than nearby Karnak temple it’s definitely worth a visit and is an important site in its own right. Our visit was part of a full day visit to Luxor from Sharm El Shiekh but our entrance ticket to... More

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haworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good to visit early morning and at sunset. 40LE entrance (20LE if you have a NUS Card!) and the new ticket office is opposite the original one, first timers may appreciate a guide but no hassle inside and I spent over 2 hours wandering around. The open air museum let's you see the east gate but wear a hat during... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe that this place still exists right in the middle of a bustling city. The little café is a haven in the hot sun.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You can see a lot of this Temple from the outside - and whilst it looks impressive, inside is just so much more. It's not quite as impressive as the Temple of Karnak, but even so ... WOW. It simply is a must-do when you're in Luxor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited Luxor temple at night, which was an interesting change from seeing everything else in sunlight during the day. It was beautifully illuminated in dramatic yellow light, and there were very few people there, so we got some excellent photos. We felt perfectly safe, as it sits in the middle of the busy city centre with people everywhere. We... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Luxor temple is exceptionally beautiful when visited at night. The lighting is spectacular and adds a mysterious and romantic feeling to the amazing complex. My absolute favourite thing to see in Luxor temple is the relief of the gods Thoth and his consort, Seshat which are carved into the rear of a huge granite statue of Ramses II. Also, well... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Temple complex in the city. Smaller than Karnak but worth seeing. For a complete experience have a guide. Liked the 14th century Mosque within the temple.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is another stunning temple, we visited at night and there was no one there! Our guide (travel talk) gave us a great history lesson and had a awesome sense of humor which made our memories stick. You can see a lot of it from the outside so if your budget is tight just do a walk past. Inside there... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The temple was worth visiting and links with the Karnak temple very well. They intend joining these temples up to restore it as it was.

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