Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple
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A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
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  • Thomas Lukose
    New York City, New York30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit to the Luxor Temple with the family
    Though as not good as Karnak temple, Luxor temple is also a site to see if you are visiting Luxor, Egypt. Luxor temple and Karnak temple are very close to each other so you can visit both at one shot. Make sure to spend few hours to take in the huge statues and Pillars located inside the temple. I was amazed by the architecture and transport methods that was used in brining things to the site and erecting them there. It was a beautiful site to see.
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    Written March 19, 2024
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    Visited April 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP182 contributions
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    Go in the end of the afternoon
    Nice temple, not as big as Karnak, but very scenic. I'd recommend to go in the end of the afternoon. During summer, the opening time is up to 8pm. This means you can get the sunset from their and enjoy the lights of the temple. Also it was pretty empty after 5pm. Ps. The sphinx avenue are incredible, but you can't walk through it after 4 or 5pm.
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    Written March 19, 2024
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    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,445 contributions
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    Connected to the Avenue of the Spinxes, the Luxor Temple is amazing
    Luxor grew out of the ruins of ancient Thebes. Luxor Temple & Temple of Karnak is located on the Nile's East bank and Valley of the Kings on the West bank. The Temple of Karnak was built by Ptolomy III. Home to deity Amun-Ra and built over 1300 years, Karnak is "the most perfect of places."
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    Written March 19, 2024
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    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Samantha F
    Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
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    Incredible visit
    Amazing visit, We had a truly unforgettable experience at Luxor Temple. The temple is incredibly well-preserved and provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history and culture of Egypt. The intricate carvings and hieroglyphs are truly a sight to behold.
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    Written March 19, 2024
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Ryan S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom604 contributions
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    A Quaint, Fascinating Temple
    Overlooked by the massive Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple is a small quaint and fascinating temple still full of history. The temple is famous for its statues and unique artwork and carvings on the walls. The temple also has a mosque and is the access point for the famously uncovered 1.7 miles Sphinx Avenue which goes from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple and in which you can walk the whole thing, not that I recommend it as by 10:00am it starts to get really warm. The Temple is great overall and doesn’t shy away from being less great than Karnak, but its still a great temple to visit.
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
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    Very First Attraction I visited in Luxor
    After checking in at my hotel located near this attraction, I visited this attraction. Entrance fee is 160 EGP and entrance is behind the big mosque. Credit card payments are acceptable. At the entrance are 4 huge statues that appeared to be welcoming visitors. What impressed me about this place are the huge, tall columns with some inscriptions, There are also some colums under the Roman Era, they need major renovations. Also near this attraction is the Sphinx Avenue where both sides of this Avenue are lined up with sphinxes. Tips. Wear a hot, drink plenty of water. It was very hot during my visit, had to take a break at the benches near the Gift Shop. Beware of people approaching you offering their carriage, taxi, or cars . They can be persistent to get your business.
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 26, 2023
  • must_travel_soon_10
    Mississauga, Canada1,800 contributions
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    Stunning
    Another must see in Luxor. We did this at night when there were no crowds and the lit structures were amazing. A totally different experience compared to daytime. The obelisk is stunning, especially the history surrounding it.
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,034 contributions
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    Fabulous visit to Luxor Temple at sunset
    My wife and I took a two week tour of Egypt this past December. The visit to Luxor Temple was the first site we toured on the cruise of the Nile. Our guide arranged for our visit to coincide with sunset. The temple is fabulous, but seeing it at sunset and when the lights are turned on at the temple was special. It began what turned out to be the best cruise we had ever experienced. The next day (Christmas Day) we visited several tombs at the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. We concluded our cruise by seeing the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Karnak after cruising to Aswan. Luxor Temple was a great start to a spectacular trip.
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Rajesh K K
    Bengaluru, India1,329 contributions
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    Located right in Luxor city!
    This temple complex is smaller than the one in Karnak and is located in the heart of the city. Tip - nearby this temple complex, there is a souk. A decent shopping area for souvenirs, t-shirts, etc. Remember to negotiate!
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Lily Hu
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,816 contributions
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    Lovely visit
    Really lovely temple near downtown luxor. We went around 11am on a weekday and it wasn't too crowded. We were able to capture some great photos. This had one of the shorter walks too, from main gate/ticket office to the site. We liked luxor temple better than karnak even though it's smaller - the site is better preserved and therefore more to see.
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    Written March 15, 2024
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    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
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BibigulDoha
Islamabad, Pakistan549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Arriving at Luxor at night on our cruise, we walked across the road to the temple.
Once we got to the front it was a beautiful sight as at night with the lighting it looks breathtaking.

It is made of sandstone from South west Egypt. There is an obelisk in almost perfect condition inscribed with the heiroglyphics. There used to be two obelisks but the other one is in Place de la Concorde, Paris. The two colossal seated statues of Rameses II are on either sides guarding the entrance. There runs an avenue of human headed sphinxes that connects Luxor Temple to the Karnak Temple. Sadly only a portion remains at each end which is still very impressive.
Written February 1, 2020
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,291 contributions
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Mar 2022
Once you have found the entrance to Luxor’s temple (not far from a very friendly McDonalds) and paid your 160 Egyptian pounds to go in, you won’t be disappointed! At 7.30 am I was the only visitor and had the place to myself without any other tourists arriving not for another twenty minutes. I marvelled at the enormous statures, the impressive first pylon and the simplicity of the design. It is a manageable site with plenty to see (including great Egyptian carvings and some later room frescoes too.) I recommend you also visit in the evening about an hour before sunset. The temple was much busier then, but after the sky darkened the lighting came on and really enhanced the experience of the site. Beautiful, atmospheric and unusual…and no extra charge!
Written March 29, 2022
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Peter S
Philadelphia, PA140 contributions
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Dec 2019
This beautiful temple is well reserved with 6 statues of Ramesses II, pylons with reliefs depicting Ramesses II's victory at Kadesh, 1 pink granite Obelisk (another one is now at Place de la Concorde in Paris), Colonnades, Sanctuary, and 3 great courts (Fore, Ramesses II, and Amenhotep III). A 3-KM long Avenue of (1350) Sphinxes is outside the Pylons connecting Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. Part of the sanctuary was used by early Christians as Churches. It is extremely pretty at sunset and also at night when it is lit.
Written January 13, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,292 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Couples
The history of Luxor and this temple specifically is very interesting. We had an excellent guide and would recommend that because there are lots of details to this temple that can be appreciated more if they are pointed out and explained.

The temple has gone through many changes including four different religions over its history. There are remnants from every period including Roman paintings, Coptic vandalism, a sacred chamber for Alexander the Great, a mosque that was built on top of it and of course all the Egyptian features! There are signs in English near the entrance that explain the kings that contributed most to the temple and good signs for the nearby Avenue of Sphinxes explaining the excavation and history.

The entrance cost is 180 Egyptian Pounds and you should expect to spend 1 to 2 hours here. They were having troubles with their credit machine when we went so it might save you some time if you brought cash. The best view of the Avenue of Sphinxes is here in our opinion too and you can walk halfway to Karnak Temple from here and the full distance if you have tickets to both temples. We went in the mid afternoon on a weekday and found that it wasn't crowded.
Written March 22, 2023
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wishfrog
Humboldt County, USA277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited Luxor Temple twice: once from 7:30pm-9:00pm (when it closes) to enjoy it with fewer people and with the wonderfully atmospheric lights. Highly recommended! Then again the next day, early, before most people were up. (A Luxor premium pass helps with this, as you don't have to re-buy a ticket.) Crews are restoring many of the statues around the entrances; you can see them working on the statues, and for repeat visitors, it's really nice to see their progress.
Written February 23, 2020
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,675 contributions
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Nov 2021
Generally with "rectangular-shaped" grounds, this is a temple the length of which can be covered from the front end to the back end in just about 5 minutes of non-stop walking (and yes for which "not much stopping" is necessary along the way I would say). But with that being said, to see here are some great statues of "quite impressive" sizes which are also quite easy to find lined up in a row right along the front facade of the Temple and a few more just shortly inside (and which are actually bigger than most statues at Karnak despite yes this temple being quite a bit smaller than Karnak). And also, located right on the "east bank" of the Nile, it's pretty great to view this temple (with its "many pillars" along the side facing the River) from one of those small ferry boats which go back & forth between the two sides of the River.

For the cost of US$200, it was a "worthwhile deal" I would say to get the Luxor Premium Pass which I actually used last at this site preceded by four sites (the Valley of the Kings with "very elaborate" interiors in most of the ten tombs I entered, the Valley of the Queens with an "awesome beauty" which is the tomb of Nefertari, the Temple of Hatshepsut with a nice row of statues along its front and kind of towered over by a high ground at its back, and Karnak Temple which is a "sprawling complex" for a nice walk around) over a duration of two days.
Written April 15, 2022
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jennie1786
Ipswich, UK47 contributions
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Oct 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing. The history that is associated with this temple is amazing. You can go alone to photograph the temple or You can get a guide. I would definitely recommend a guide to appreciate the history. It is only once you appreciate the history do you start to understand the meaning of the art, hieroglyphics and statues. A guide should cost you approx 10 english pounds. Simply brilliant, well worth the visit
Written October 23, 2021
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Kevin M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I went through Jakada Tours for my wonderful experience of touring Luxor Temple. Ahmed Fayed arranged everything for me! He booked and paid for my 1 hour flight from Cairo to Luxor and back. He had a private car, driver and guide take care of me upon arrival. Lunch at a great restaurant on the Nile River was included and the tour of the temple was timed perfectly so as to see it at dusk to capture the glow of the lights.
Written November 2, 2021
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My original review did not post so I'll try again (the pictures will be disconnected).

Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile just north of Luxor. Interestingly, the Abou al-Haggag Mosque is built into the temple complex. We visited at sunset and were able to see the lights come on at dusk. The Avenue of Sphinxes that is under reconstruction begins here as well.
Written December 7, 2021
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Demcaux
Lviv, Ukraine16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary".
Nevertheless it is a bit sad that the conditions and attitude there are so to say pretty scary.
Lots of beggars, horses, and people who just block your way and offer something you really don't need.
Written March 9, 2020
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