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Avenue of Sphinxes

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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Amazing site and well worth a visit. It was part of the Luxor temple and Karnak temple. Early morning visit with a guide is the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing site and well worth a visit. It was part of the Luxor temple and Karnak temple. Early morning visit with a guide is the best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Direct path between Luxor temple and Karnak . Nice to take a photo from deferent Angels . They are going to reconstruct all sphinxes and make a road like original .

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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both the Luxor and Karnak Temples have a decent length of causeway of ram-headed sphinx leading into them. In the past, both ended and the city of buildings and roads separated these two amazing temples. Recently, the buildings were removed and it was found that the causeway actually extends from one temple to the other unbroken (as it was from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank ShashankA165
Meyerton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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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