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Address: Luxor 81111, Egypt
Phone Number: 1000161564
Description: This complex is comprised of three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun...
This complex is comprised of three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun, smaller enclosed temples, several outer temples and the Second Pylon of Karnak that was built by Ramesses II.
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Recommend you to visit Karnak Temple

Beautiful Temple, I visited at night and during the day. If you go to Luxr, definitely visit the Karnak Temple.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Temple, I visited at night and during the day. If you go to Luxr, definitely visit the Karnak Temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk through the wall the amazement starts. The wall is so high, so thick I'm talking several metres not feet. The work that must have gone into this place is truly astonishing and it gets better as you go along. The 134 hand carved pillars in 16 rows towering over your head all look identical, spaced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to look at unbeatable at night can not wait to go back hope to go back in 2016 will have to take in the land of the Kings next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited the temple as part of an organised tour to Luxor. Karnak was my prime reason for coming all the way from Sharm and I wasn’t disappointed! Apparently Karnak is the second largest ancient religious site in the world, after the Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia, and the second most visited site in Egypt after the pyramids. The complex... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable the size of this place , how they moved some of thr granite , eho kniws , very informstive guide ,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We played a game in which the parents took pics of unique hieroglyphs and the kids searched. This was great fun! We also liked the sound and light show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We first went to the sound and light show in German (organized). This was fabulous and not the usual kitsch. The next morning we took a taxi there and wandered around alone. We spent at least 4 hours marveling and reliving the experience of the night before by daylight. Do it, it's a must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A large temple that was easy to access. Lots of people trying to sell different trinkets but were fairly aggressive. Our guide had to diffuse the situation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Karnak is a large temple complex that saw continuous development from around 1950 to 350 BCE. You cannot see it in one day; I have been there some 10 times and have not seen it at all. You approach the first temple pylon through an avenue of sheep headed sphinxes (representing the god Khnum) and go through into an open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A very large temple with more history than one can imagine. A grounding in Egyptology would add value since Karnak has been used for more than a millennium. I don't have that background knowledge so we hired a guide who helped us understand what we were looking at. GJS

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