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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

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Awesome hard to believe it is so old. The history of the Avenue of Sphinxes is related to the story behind the Pharaoh and his favourite wife.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Awesome hard to believe it is so old. The history of the Avenue of Sphinxes is related to the story behind the Pharaoh and his favourite wife.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Last year they had just finished restoring the avenue and you could not go near them but this year we did get to go down a few at the entrance to the Luxor Temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is a pity that this 3 km avenue is in decay. It must have been amazing when it was in use. Taxi's to and from the airport often stop to let their fares have a look. GJS

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

These sphinx are amazingly well preserved and if, as thought, join Luxor and Karnak Temples they will be spectacular when they're all uncovered.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There ought to be a stopping point for coaches by one of the bridges across the Avenue of Sphinxes! You will be amazed enough as you drive over it or see it from either Karnak or Luxor Temples. It should be about 12 K long but so much is still built over and although some places look like they're about... More 

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you're in Luxor you'll see this. It's in parts all through the city. Not completed as they're still excavating. It'll take years yet to get it all. Still very impressive.

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

They are so awe inspiring to see up close, and marvel at the craftsmanship. They are a little worse for wear, but still amazing that they withstood man's destructive pillaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This avenue of sphinxs is wonderful and will stretch all the way to Karnak temple from Luxor temple when finished. It looks especially magical when lit up at night and an oasis in the middle of the busy city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

These are wonderful to see and they once started at Karnak temple to luxor temple ,which is planned in the future to restore but a major bridge crosses that point in and out of Luxor Central

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

An avenue between Karnak and Luxor Temples lined with Sphinxes has been partially uncovered at the Luxor end. When finished this will make a magnificent addition to the 2 sites. We would have loved to walk along this avenue, albeit a few klms long but its has quite a while to go before it is complete.

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