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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #15 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

all those sphinxes on a row, each different and the story behind them is even more fascinating. Visit this before you go to the big one... you'll appreciate it more

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Luxor, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Most of it recently are exposed in the open streets & roads and needs much care & treatments to make it much organized.

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is still being excavated. Appears to have come to a halt as it is amongst buildings and roads. When in Luxor, one is regularly crossing this area. Great that it has been discovered. It was an avenue that ran between the The Karnak and the Luxor temple,

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Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Should be 4km long, between Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. But there is a lot of construction over!! You can see a part just in front of those temples...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not many Sphinxes that I could see, but they originally ran all the way from Luxor Temple next door to our hotel to Karnak Temple.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We arrived at the avenue around sunset so we got a lovely view whilst there was still light out. we then proceeded into the temple of Luxor and when we came out it was dark and the avenue was all lit up. even more beautiful with the lighting! I am not sure of the attraction fee as we were part... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cannot believe that the Egyptian use this site as their rubbish dump! plastic bottles everywhere! There is no access to the site and it is viewed from the coach.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I think the whole idea was fantastic BUT with all the turmoil over the last 3 years it has not been finished & unfortunately may never bee

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We wanted to see these and it was an impressive avenue. We had no idea they were outside the temple - we thought it was a separate site so it was a nice surprise. To think they were all buried and somebody just stumbled upon them! To find one intact is great but an avenue is amazing. Worth stopping to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The avenue is currently being restored along the full route between Karnak and Luxor temples, it is very impressive outside Luxor temple but away from the beaten track in the surrounding area there are columns on the locals doorsteps which the children can clamber over it's all very surreal that this history is literally on their doorsteps will be amazing... More

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