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Temple of Karnak

Luxor 81111, Egypt
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is  a temple complex, where pharaohs built  for over... more »
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Luxor is the site of a third of the world's monuments and the Temple of Karnak is one of those monuments that you cannot pass up. It is impressive at night with the lighted entryway and the light show. You must see it.

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

We stayed in Sharm El Shiekh this September and booked a trip to Luxor through our hotel rep which included a trip to the Valley of Kings for £189 per person. Within the trip we visited Karnak temple in the afternoon with the entry to the temple itself priced at around £8. The temple is located on the east bank... More

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited many many places, including all the sites in Israel. I can say that Karnak Complex Temple is 10x more impressive. It simply is one of those moments when you realize you have encountered a superior civilization (for their time). Words really can't describe it, and it would be pointless to repeat here things about which hundreds of... More

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

The scale of this place is amazing. How some of these structures were built 3000 years ago defies belief. Something amazing around every corner

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

OK, Luxor is an astounding place - there is sooo much to see, but the Temple of Karnak is an absolute essential. It is huge, it is amazing, it is impressive - even when you've seen so many amazing temples in Egypt, Karnak is something special. Just do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Get there early to avoid the heat! Pack water, sun hat and a fan. Visit again in the evening for the sound and light show.

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Bologna, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this temple is impressive. Temple is very big, so take a time to walk there relaxing, 2h could be not enough. Entrance fee is 80LE, there is some mens that with a little tip bring you behind where tourist usually doesn´t go and show you some rooms that are hidden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Karkak temple was my favourite attraction in Luxor. It has everything from gigantic halls of columns, to colourful paintings, reliefs, statues and heiroglyphics. The sheer size is spectacular and the variety of things to see is second only to the Cairo Museum. The temple complex is absolutely huge, and you can spend hours looking around. We spent three hours and... More

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

We went to light and sound show and it was amazing. So much history and very well told. It was nice of an evening as not too hot. We went to the valley of the kings the next day and bought a guide book which included a CD for the light and sound show, well worth it. Staff very nice... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoyed both the day time and night time views of this temple. The guide was very informative and would answer any queries.

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