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Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

Historic Walking Area · Ruin
An ancient pathway lined with statues of the mythical beast, Avenue of Sphinxes connects the temples of Luxor and Karnak. The 2.7 km (1.7 mi) road was once flanked by around 1,350 sphinxes, with the body of a lion and the head of a man. During the annual Opet festival, worshipers would parade figures of the god Amun and his wife Mut down the avenue, celebrating their union. Ongoing excavations at the archaeological site continue to unearth the sphinxes, with some now rebuilt at each end, leading up to the two temples. To visit Avenue of Sphinxes on your holiday in Luxor, and find out what else Luxor has to offer, use our Luxor.
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  • Not much to see, they are in the process of restoring, best viewed at night or sunset. I bet it was grand in pharaonic times  more »
  • The Avenue of Sphinxes is a must see a stretch of 4km connecting Luxor Temple to the Karnak Temple. The stretch is undergoing a series of renovations, when done I am certain will be a remarkable...  more »
  • This avenue is still being excavated so expect even more major developments. Best to see at night from the temple side  more »
  • This is one of the most amazing and biggest temples in Egypt! with with a great entrance, great architecture. This is the simplest description of this pharaonic architectural masterpiece. These photos will take you on a short, brief journey inside the temple from the entrance to the exit.. Note: Follow the rest of the temple sites and you will complete the story.
  • An avenue padded by Sphinx and Ram sautes from both sides. Actual avenue is closed for entry but you can see the edges of it from Karnak and Luxor temple. Its a long path which connects both Karnak and Luxor temples together.
  • Just by Luxor temple at the start of the avenue that leads to Karnak temple
  • Beautiful path that you walk in and feel how great the ancient Egyptians were
  • Al-Kabbash road, which extends for 2.7 kilometers from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple

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