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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #14 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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

To think these were lost for many years, buried away. They run from Luxor temple to Karnak temple, and look amazing the whole way, some still in great condition.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was amazing to see we wonder how these magnificent statues are constructed just driving along the bridge and their they are.

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TADCASTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The entrance corridor to the temple complex.Many of the sphinxes are in excellent condition.Can't beleive they are over 3 thousand years old

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Forget tours get off your bum and walk 10 min it's there no guide no rip off no tour needed buy a book from wh smith at Gatwick £7.99 save yourself as a family of four £50 no amazing private site all open public views avoid cons take water and hat amoons cafe faces in shopping mall cheap cold drinks... More

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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Again, the Avenue of Sphinxes is awe inspiring. You just wonder how did they build such giant statues. A true legacy for Egypt and worth a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A truly historic avenue. It is so incredible that these statues have lasted all this time. We came here as part of our 25th wedding anniversary. The whole experience was fantastic and a dream come true. I have always had a love for ancient history. This fulfills all expectations. Fantastic! This visit was in 2009 but I only seem to... More

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