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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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,893 contributions
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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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,070 contributions
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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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada23,718 contributions
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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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,538 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
This was my last part of a day long trip, though I was tired I could enjoy every bit of the grandeur and amazing style of architecture. This ancient Temple is located across the ever flowing Nile on East Bank. I was told that this unique Temple complex is dedicated to Opet celebrations of rejuvenation and royal hood. Built during the reign of Pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramses II,this Temple with huge statues, avenues, Sphinx row, Obelisks is a must see in Luxor. No wonder Luxor is considered as largest open air museum in the world. Luxor Temple is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. The evenings are spectacular with aesthetically designed lighting and colourful decoration. There is an admission ticket. There is also a Museum but prices are a bit high.
Written May 14, 2023
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jennie1786
Ipswich, UK11 contributions
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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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,723 contributions
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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Kevin M
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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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Wanderer0213
Craig, MT625 contributions
Mar 2020
What an amazing complex of structures! There is so much to see and explore. We spent three hours, surely would have spent more time. We got there in the later afternoon and stayed until dusk, highly recommend coming towards the night, great photos! If somebody asks if you want them to take your photo with your camera or starts to give your tour, they will expect a tip, you can kindly say no.
Written April 1, 2020
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tumbuna
Sydney, Australia339 contributions
Feb 2020
This temple is right in the centre of town so able to be visited at any time. However at sunset the tour buses from Hurgada and the cruisers descend in hordes making it impossible to see the detail of the carvings and unpleasant when stopping to admire cartouches such as Alexander the Great of the halls. The temples avenue of sphinxes is closed at the moment so you cannot walk along the avenue but are able to see the start of the rows and the distance they run. We were told they are going to connect the two temples of Karnak and Luxor as was originally in place with the road of Sphinxes which is why it is currently closed.
Written February 17, 2020
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,139 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is very good and whilst a notch down from the temple at Karnak it has a lot to offer and enjoy. I would suggest this is a good pair to see on a afternoon/ early evening.
We visited Luxor temple in the early evening where you can see the sun come down which is a great way to be here (also the temperature begins to drop ; it can get very hot in Luxor).
It can get very busy so you have to be patient (as some your groups believe they are more important than your are).
Take a guide as it adds to the spectacle by learning the history. A lot of the temples do intertwine ok the story of Egypt.
Highly recommended
Written November 11, 2022
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