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“Go early but well worth the effort”
Review of Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
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Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place is crowded by 9AM so a 6 o'clock visit is good. It is impressive because of the breadth of history the site covers, built by Amunhotep 3500 years ago, added to by Ramesses II 200 years later, modified by Alexander the Great (2500 years ago) and then the Romans (1700 years ago) and then buried and finally built on by the Arabs 1200 years ago.
There are many different styles of work here although the Egyptian work has similar iconography, just differently executed. The original reliefs are far superior in quality to the later Egyptian and Alexandrian carvings.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Never tire of this temple - time and again visit at every opportunity so much new to see each visit. Sadly there are few other visitors BUT best opportunity to spend hours scanning the corridor walls and the pillars so difficult when hundreds of other tourists are trying to do the same
Luxor is very quiet now. I have never experienced any trouble when there, everyone is helpful and proud of their City. What a pleasure at night to see the temple illuminated. Viewing it from a taxi or the Cornice always a pleasure - give as much time as you can to this temple

1  Thank Twinkie162
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

My trip to the city of Luxor was very intersting and had a bit of historical feeling. To see how the river Nile can give the the earth its green. The car trip trough the dessert was exciting and you saw the rawness in the sand, but still the beauty. The city itself was more live than Hurrghda but no reason to compere them. Both had their charm. The Karnaka tempel with the big piles of stone was impressive and you saw before your eyes the glory that was gone... Luxor is a place to visit for sure and you must sail on the River to see the magnific sunset. Dont forget to wish for something, maybe it will come true.

1  Thank Ulrika J
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Visit this temple is an amazing experience, you can see and touch piece of very ancient history and you can feel the atmosphere of thousand years of civilization and culture.
I think that visit the Egypt and don't see this wonderful place it's a big mistake.

Only one annoying thing it's the people that try to sell to the visitor any kind of things outside the temple, be careful with that guy, they are not so friendly.

Thank Bigmazza
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

In the centre of Luxor, lined up with Karnak, lots of things to see and take pictures. See the Catholic church and Muslim mosque, 10 feet above ground!

Thank 60stravellingcouple
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