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Avenue of Sphinxes

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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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All perfectly lined up,great carving and impressive, fantastic to see even today,but when they would have been created thousands of years ago they must have projected great power... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

All perfectly lined up,great carving and impressive, fantastic to see even today,but when they would have been created thousands of years ago they must have projected great power and symbolism to the people

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive, the work that has been achieved so far (May 2015) & I have no doubt when it's finished the avenue will be mind-bogglingy impressive, but who will have the motivation to walk all three kilometres in the Luxor temperatures? At least it will be there for everybody to see, admire, & take a photo or two.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fun to picture life in those days and this amazing avenue where royalty once entered the Luxor Temple. It is even more beautiful at night when the lights are lit.

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Houston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is beautiful at night. It is safe. Many of the sphinxes are in good shape. It is beautiful when you get close to the Luxor Temple.

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Nailsea
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have a friend who lives immediately opposite to this Avenue, near the new Bridge. His Balcony overlooks it, and at night it is truly spectacular as it is very well lit. However, I hope thet the Egyptian Authorities do not fill in the gaps where Sphinxes are missing with modern day replicas. This in my view would spoil what... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The avenue connects Luxor and Karnak Temples. Parts of the avenue have been built on over thousands of years but they are slowly trying restore the avenue to what it was. You will need the use of a horse and carriage to follow the avenue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this lovely sight. We saw it at night - it is beautifully lit and lovely to stroll along. Also a pleasant change from the day time heat. Included in Luxor Temple visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Right off the ferry dock, this was pretty cool to see, albeit in the middle of noisy town. The touts and taxi and horse carriage drivers in this area are pretty aggressive and get annoying fast. We quickly ran away to a pub for a cold beer!

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

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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