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Avenue of Sphinxes

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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Beautiful, though not properly maintained!!

It's beautiful to walk down from Temple of Luxor to Karnak Temple. Choose night time. Though, i felt the area is not properly maintained. But, while seeing this, one will always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ShashankA165
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's beautiful to walk down from Temple of Luxor to Karnak Temple. Choose night time. Though, i felt the area is not properly maintained. But, while seeing this, one will always think of the occasion, when Pharohs might used to walk from Karnak to Luxor temple.

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Meyerton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This myst be done in day time and at night! Words fall short to define that which one feels when standing in this avenue! The only way to describe it is to be there!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In olden days of Egypt this used to be a 3km stretch of a road lined by sphinxes on both sides. This road had a special significance in ancient egypt as it connected the temples of the Sun god Amun Re and his wife Mut and once a year egyptians used to bring an idol of Amun in ceremony along... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to see there. It's under construction or highly damaged. Though the Avenue of sphinx runs on a belt of three kilometer from luxor temple to kharnck temple.

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive historical sight in the middle of Luxor between busy streets. It tells a lot about the true greatness of the ancient Egypt.

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Port Augusta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

these sphinx span between the Karnak and luxor temples. the complexes overall are a massive area and can take up to half a day to see properly. In the morning or at night. it truly is a magnificent sight when your there. Make sure to add it onto your list. If your planning on going to Luxor, try and have... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking on rows and rows of magnificent Sphinxs is a far greater experience than walking in a shopping mall.. Sphinxes "lion body with ram's head" on both side of the alley. You are feeling small when walking through. They're going to be getting more excavation done there to have the avenue right up..so many all so uniformly sculpted almost as... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

What an amazing place this is, better with a strong historian as a guide as he shows the meaning behind the Sphinxes and able to give insight into the hieroglyphics. Vendors again a pain.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Just the number of animals on either side of this walkway is amazing. It is leading up to the Luxor Temple, and just keeps going and going.

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Mantsala, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Sphinxes on both side of the alley. You are feeling small when walking through. There were hundreds of other tourists too. Did not bother.

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