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Avenue of Sphinxes

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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Huge ancient lane and very impressive. Great walk from centre temple to the temple of Karnak. Not to be recommended in high temperatures though

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Huge ancient lane and very impressive. Great walk from centre temple to the temple of Karnak. Not to be recommended in high temperatures though

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

They are not finished yet. In the evening worth seeing .The locals are cross though as lots of houses have been knocked down

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I mean, they are Sphinxes and there's not much to do other than view the Sphinxes. However, it's beautiful! There's so many of them and it just makes you picture what the temple would look like back in the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Start at Karnak temple right when the lights go on, and then head towards Luxor, which is open at night. It's a magical walk. Don't do it during the heat of the day.

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Xanten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had not been to Luxor for four years and were thrilled to see the Avenue of the Sphinxes again. It is possible now to walk the 2,5 kilometres from Luxor Temple to Karnak. More than 1.000 sphinxes stand on each side of the avenue, unfortunately only very few are original, most of them had to be re-built, some using... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

to view a few of the remainder of the sphinxes and imaging all the rest lined up connecting the majestic route between the temples of karnak and luxor will have you gaping in awe ! the egyptian authorities plan to restore all the sphinxes and open the route again for tourists for them to experience what it was like 5000... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Easy to see this with a tour of Temple of Luxor. Great to see the Egyptian are still recovering their history,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fun to see this avenue and looking forward to when this avenue is completely restored! The avenue connected Luxor and Karnac temples and is lined by sphinxes on both sides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You see this as an integral part of visiting Karnak and Luxor Temples. It'so just very difficult to get your head around how old it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We saw the avenue all lit up in the evening when we went to see the Luxor temple. It was simply gorgeous. Rameses II wanted it to connect the Luxor temple to the Karnak temple. The self-indulgent pharoah did have his face on all the 450 sphinxes but still, its a nice avenue to walk down at night.

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