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Temple of Karnak

Luxor 81111, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 48 attractions in Luxor
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Great Hypostyle Hall was amazing. Look on the undersides of the arches. The painted colors are still quite vivid. But go early as it gets very hot in the afternoon.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Brilliant to see on a cruise, short travelling distance from the boat, very few tourists just now, amazing scale. Great to get back to the boat afterwards for beers and a swim (what kind of philistine am I?)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

On my visit this time to Luxor I went to the Sound & Light show at Karnak rather during the day (it was August and very hot during the day). However, the first time I visited Luxor I went on a guided tour during the day. The Sound & Light show was interesting but I felt you got a better... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The day visit was more independant, the night show was spectacular. Would recomend both. Go with a guide during the day - the evening show is performed by voice actors

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this magnificent site in the evening. The audio visual show is dated - but does create the atmosphere in which the temple played the focal part of Egyptian life way back then. Would not have missed the experience - even if the stone seating is a little hard on the backside!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It's an impressive temple, protected by a mountain. With a bit of imagination you can picture how great this temple would of been in its prime.

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

history on all the walls,learn all about the kings and all the different parts of the temple that they built.Sit by the sacred lake .

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I personally recommend visiting this temple in the day rather than at night, it is similar to Luxor temple but in my opinion better and definitely worth a visit. If its a choice between a day time visit and the sound and light show at night. I would probably say go during the day, but go early as the temperature... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Impressive and well worth a visit, the Sound and Light Show in the evening was excellent. Best to go in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Looks different from the other sites it Egypt - has a modern complex look as you approach. When in you are free to go where you please at your own pace. The avenue of sphinx was quite a site, Cleopatra's needle was interesting, carved from one piece of granite. The embalming areas were a bit creepy. I think the large... More

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