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Avenue of Sphinxes

Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor...
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Ranked #17 of 75 things to do in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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chelmsford,essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

this is truely amazing-the avenue of sphinxes stretches from the temple of Luxor to the temple of Karnak and has only been excavated in the last few years-well worth a look

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely stunning - when you think of the Nile and the Ancients - this is it, You can feel the history - no pyramid but I think this is better - your only limits are your imagination - get here early - miss the crowds and its a little cooler - go see it - you can't fail to be... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not an attraction as such but a wonderful walk between the two temples go to the square at the side of Luxor Temple and follow the avenue that has been uncovered during the last few years with still more to be uncovered. I walk this route everytime I go (currently 8) walk on the right handside of the avenue until... More 

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Chicago
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Once excavation will be completed it will be an impressive site. For now removal of existing properties that were built over the site over so many years must be removed....accompanied by a lot of "kicking and screaming" by the inhabitants...

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Most of the sphinxes are out of view and we were unable to walk along them. They looked like they were being excavated but cound not see any order to the dig.

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Vancouver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We walked on this site at night and the view is stunning and well worth visiting. We visited it in conjuction to the nearby Temple of Luxor and it made for a wonderful evening, especially as our hotel was in easy walking distance

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Aarhus, Denmark
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25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Absolutely magnificent connection between Luxor and Karnak temples. It is a restauration work in progress and quite a job. Many bases were empty, either because the sfinxes have been destroyed or taken away for restauration. Negotiations are still going on in order to excavate the remainder of the stretch. If they succeed, the Luxor-Karnak corridor should be able to attract... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The link between Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple...watch them and walk through them...Pharaohs really had a very great civilization.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I walked there a lot in the blazing sun but it didn't matter. The view of the avenue was too great for me.

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Rugby
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There is something really magical about the Avenue of Sphinxes. It is awesome at night with an almost mystical feel to it and equally impressive in the day. It seems quite incredible that so many of the sphinxes have been hidden below buildings and are now being liberated. The avenue kept drawing me back to look at it again -... More 

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