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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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This temple is a 'must' on your trip to Egypt. There are no crowds now. There used to be throngs of them. On the day we visited, it was just us with the five other people on our cruise - and our private guide. Now is the time to see Egypt.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Only the pyramids of Giza are a greater site than this monumental attraction in Egypt. Comprised of many buildings, you can spend hours lost in the majesty of this place. The 134 massive columns tower over you in the Hypostyle hall, all decorated in hieroglyphics. they are all amazing but the most mind boggling structure is the Obelisk of Queen... More

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King George, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to this temple in mid-July after booking a tour with Thomas Cooke. We were surprised to find ourselves all alone exploring this temple at 8am. The reliefs are still covered with paint....everything about this temple makes one feel the majesty of the ancient Egyptians.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You need to go while prices are low and there are few tourists - as seeing is believing. Take a guide though - it will save you being hassled - won't cost much and you learn so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We went here during the day and for a night show. Both times we were really impressed with the site, lots to see around every corner, well worth a visit.

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TADCASTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Totally stunning complex of temples.Which bit next? Have we seen over there? Wanted to get an insight into theearly Egyptian civilization and learned much from this visit. Must see don't just sit round the pool.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a stunning place which you MUST visit if you are in Egypt. Not less important than giza pyramids. I can not imagine how to make it without any technology !!! Man-made 100%. visit it... it really worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Karnak Temple in place of the east bank of Luxor. Is a number of temples and temple not one but ten temples. Karnak temple the largest place of worship gated on the face of the earth. Still the rest of the fantastic creations stand witness to the Egyptian civilization. If you are the first time you go there you'll find... More

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Baghdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As always, a must-see especially early in the morning (it opens at 6 a.m.). I was alone when I got there (unfortunately for the tourist industry but luckily for me).

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a must if you visit Luxor! There is so much history in this location spread across hundreds of years! Walking through the ancient columns and gazing at the obelisks is truly a magnificent sight! You could spend hours here if you could take the heat! Theres a few shops dotted around the entrance where you get abit of... More

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