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Temple of Karnak

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Temple of Karnak

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RRefs wrote a review Oct 2020
Milton, WI4 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a must see, fantastic history and so interesting to see and explore. The condition of the site is pretty good and the various artifacts and temple are truly awe inspiring.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Wael wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Karnak temple is the biggst and beatiful temple in the world.i will come back so soooooon.i can't forget my visit.i miss this place
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Date of experience: October 2020
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OnwardTraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom780 contributions310 helpful votes
Just one other visitor when we went in late August when the site was only open in the morning but half price, and very very hot! Fortunately there is plenty of shade despite the exposed location. Take water. Amazing location. Guides are optional with a polite no thanks if you want a quiet visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DEK_29 wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia992 contributions1,024 helpful votes
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The Temple of Karnak started to be built during the Twelfth Dynasty and for the next two thousand years over 30 pharaohs and emperors added to it which resulted in the world's largest religious complex. The site of Karnak is vast, 200 acres and any visitor would have difficulty taking in everything within the average guided visit of three hours. Karnak is one of those places that any visitor should visit on at least two occasions and that's not counting the light and sound show. My first two visits were in 2010 however, this time I was able to wonder around the center of Karnak looking at different areas to the first visits. These were the lesser seen areas away from Thutmose III botanical gardens, depictions of Ramses' battle of Qadesh and scared lake. I showed my wife's cousin the obelisks of Hatsheput and Thutmose III and Ramses III bark sanctuary. I noticed that a number of statues (Thutmose III) had been moved to a new spot. Tips: Take your time- don't rush or be rushed. Take in the power of the place-most of the builders (who were uneducated) were not allowed to worship at the temple. Take ample water with you, especially on a hot day (you will go through it). Have a map with you of the temple precinct-mark off what you have seen. If visiting at night-take two torches-it helps to see your way.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Elizabeth O wrote a review Jun 2020
Moscow, Russia302 contributions8 helpful votes
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If you should visit only one place to learn all about Ancient Egypt, it is definitely the Karnak Temple! Dedicated to the gods of the Theban triade, it is located in the very heart of Egypt, the ancient capital city of Thebes. The temple, which was first built more than 4 thousand years ago, impresses you with the majesty of the gods and provides peculiar details about the religion. Visiting the temple every year is a guarantee of luck and prosperity :)
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Date of experience: July 2019
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