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Temple of Karnak

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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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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

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Definetely worth the trip!

This is a must see when in Egypt! We added this temple on last minute and it was worth it. If you are going anytime in December it will be a bit cold!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must see when in Egypt! We added this temple on last minute and it was worth it. If you are going anytime in December it will be a bit cold!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

you must see this temple during day time, better in afternoon and also night show. Pillars are amazing and so the overall temple. Be ready long walks and some water with you. You must spend time in feeling the different parts of temple and don't be attracted by the so called guides and other security people. Just walk and see... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful sight, esp with the connectivity expected between this and the Luxor temple! The obelisks were absolutely beautiful! Quite a bit of it has been ruined, but what's left of it is also magnificent!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A truly incredible site. A temple built over thousands of years by multiple pharaohs. There is much to be learned here. You can see some of the ramp system that they once used to create the temples and pyramids. The temple was built over such a long period of time that it would be difficult to decipher on your own.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is truly amazing complex and left you speechless with the sheer magnitude of relics there are - treasures everywhere you see. Places to go visit you die.

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing place with great history and excellent guided tours. I travelled with my daughter who was only 2 at the time. Amazing and enjoyed so much. Highly recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A trip to Karnak Temple is a must, it's an awesome place and apparently by area the largest Religious site from the Ancient world. I would say this is more interesting and rewarding than the Pyramids at Giza/Cairo . As others have mentioned do go early if you can or late in the day as the light on the walls... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I won't attempt to write anything of the history of this place, I'm sure a dedicated website can do a far better job. We didn't go with a tour, went by taxi. It cost under £10 to enter and was quite busy as it was Egyptian school holidays, but not too busy that you couldn't take time to stand and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We visited here in August of last year. It was incredibly hot but such an amazing place. It felt almost unreal. Would highly recommend visiting here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The sound and light show was good as the audience are required to move to different areas during the show. Visiting in daylight was a whole new experience . The whole complex is amazing. What I did not enjoy are the somewhat aggressive touts outside the temple complex.

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