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Temple of Karnak

Luxor 81111, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 47 attractions in Luxor
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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Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is incredible. Having visited ancient sites in Athens and Sicily we expected to be similarly impressed but this blew us away. The Greeks would have seen this before building their temples! We went back for the sound and light show (not great at all) and really enjoyed being in the temple in the dark as well. Overall this was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see and you need an Egyptologist guide to gain the best from your visit. The avenue of the sphinx is interesting and the tall columns are covered in hieroglyphics. The heat is overwhelming and there isn't much shade. don't miss the opportunity to visit.

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Roma, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

the colours were amazing as was the presentation prior to entering the actual temple..................................................................................

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This temple goes on for ever and on a group trip you only see some of it which leaves you wanting more. The light and sound show not worth the price (£22) as the voice over done by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor goodness knows how long ago.

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marsa alam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Who is not visited ...will miss alot from great old history. Just i enjoy by last visit with my son.

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This has got to be THE BEST temple I have seen anywhere around the world; its magnificence can only be explained by the fact that it took 880 years to complete into the wonder it is today! Level upon level upon level of various dynasties and cultures building one on top of the other and the result is this vast,... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You visit the temple of Luxor in daytime, the temple of Karnak at night time...is better. Well guided tour and simply outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Luxor is the best place to see the ancient Egyptian civilization , the unique city of the old dreams that will come true to stay in peace of mind

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beautiful place and intriguing!! You get lost looking at all the details, drawings and size of it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Pay the extra for a bona fide guide to open up the temple for you. Without it you will be in awe of the structures and the carvings but you won't fully appreciate what you are seeing. We arrived early (8:30am) and had the place almost to ourselves before the coach-loads of tourists from the Red Sea resorts arrived. Made... More

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