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“Impressive!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
Corniche El Nil St. Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
4.5 of 5 stars 1,395 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Owner description: A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The entrance to this site is impressive as is the best statue of Ramses II in the region. Also impressive is the view of Sphinx Rd - all in all this is an impressive temple well worth a visit.

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“Visit just before dusk - Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

While not as large as Karnak temple, the details and contents make up for it 110%. From the paintings on the walls to the massive restoration effort, the history is quite significant. Do yourself a favor and visit right before dusk, grab some good pics while it's light then wait for the sun to go down and the lights to come on!. Special thanks again to my guide Mr. Ahmed Nagy (king tut) for the in-depth story and explanation, I would have been lost without it.

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“Great - pay attention to details!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Luxor Temple has a rich history with the Romans, early Christians, and Muslims spending time abusing it over the centuries. It is spectacular to see in both daylight and at dusk. Get a good guide to get the benefit of a good understanding of Egyptian history.

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Morpeth, Australia
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“A very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Another spectacular temple in central Luxor. We had a private visit at night, with the temple fully lit followed by a spectacular dinner inside the temple - unbelievable, the avenue of sphinxes is hardly know to the world yet, Egypt has so many secrets the world knows so little about.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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“must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

On entering you had to hand cameras in as no photos allowed, postcard sellers were on hand to provide snaps. Large place so allow enough time and you need good walking shoes. They are still digging up temples and this can been seen. You go into the temples and then realise the size and work which was involved all those years ago. To be seen to be believed! Walls were etched with drawing and writing, dark but a good way to get cool.

Visited January 2013
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