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Temple of Karnak

Address: Luxor 81111, Egypt
Phone Number: 1000161564
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor...
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Ranked #1 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
5.0 of 5 stars 2,238 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This complex is comprised of three main temples of Mut, Monthu and...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Visited this amazing temple with my wife and son. The whole scale and size of the place is incredible. And the huge hypostyle hall is incredible. The shear size of the pillars, the decorations and what the Egyptians could do thousands of years ago is mind blowing. Definitely a must see in Luxor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike....soak up as much Egyptian history as you can....do go there first and then to Luxor as you will appreciate better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A guided tour of this site reveals much of the impressive history of the region; even if you're not the type of traveller who likes the constraints inherent in a guided tour, it's actually worthwhile for Karnak simply because the complex is so large. The towering pillars, statues and obelixes are impressive for their sheer size, and many of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Sure, the Pyramids are pretty much a requirement if visiting Egypt, but they are only the beginning of the story. Going to Karnak lets you begin to see the scale of the architectural accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians, the nature of their religious relationships, and opens the door to an entire Egyptian capital that was built on those relationships. Karnak... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Went to this temple as part of a Nile cruise. Went once during the day then again for the light show in the evening. Really, really great experience. There was the usual hassle from the traders outside the temple but once you get past that it was fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

second visit as interesting as the first there is so much to take in- amazing history-use a good egyptologist to get the most from your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great temple to visit to understand the scale of the ancient achievements. Be prepared for the usual sellers of nic-naks and the heat in the afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the temple in the Death on the Nile film, and it is a lot bigger than you think. The couple of hours we had was just not long enough to explore. Our visit was part of a day in Luxor before setting cruise down the Nile, so we did not have nearly enough time. Great time to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was awesome. We had a guide that was an Egypt Expert and archeologist. So he really was able to tell us a lot. After the Great Pyramids of Giza this was one of the greatest sights. There was tourists there (while there were relatively few tourists in Cairo) and it made me feel safe. This temple is so unbelievable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

The complex is easy to tour in a straight line, but you'll get tired easier than you might think because it's bigger in area than it looks. Go in the early morning before ten. After that the school kids and tour buses arrive.

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