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Luxor Temple, Luxor

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Walk in the footsteps of ancient Egyptians at Luxor Temple, a World Heritage Site constructed some time around 1400 BCE. The large sandstone temples, granite monoliths, and giant colossi were designed to celebrate the idea of pharaohs as kings and gods, rather than any particular god or individual pharaoh. As you pass through the vast site, notice the different additions made by non-Egyptian civilizations--special highlights include Roman murals and a mosque. Put Luxor Temple into our Luxor trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Luxor Temple was so wonderful that it is smaller than Karnak Temple but worth visiting and tired ..overall amazing  more »
  • We went to the Luxor temple after the sunset. There were very night to see the temple on the light. They have many historical stories to know the Egypt. It would be great, it they has only real Luxor ...  more »
  • Smaller than the karnak temple but the visiting schedule does not help as it was 11am but already a strong heat. The temple is pretty but nothing more.
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  • About this magical, indescribable flavor of the pearls of the Nile - the most ancient Luxor. The smell of freshly made pastries and grilled meats, a refreshing whiff of the Nile. Open, welcoming and friendly Arab people of Egypt. And of course, horse carts. Fantastic horse carts of various sizes, sizes, colors, styles and suits. Goodbye Luxor. I will miss you...
  • Beautiful temple, the entrance is superb, once inside the temple it is wonderful to walk among the columns, hieroglyphics are staggering and the height of the colonnade is impressive. Unfortunately there is an area plenty of thrush and it seemed none was concerned about. Anyway the place is wonderful, none should miss it.
  • I will say this again. The temples are beautiful and worth visiting. I am just very annoyed about the security that tourists have to go through when locals do not concern themselves with such things as irradiation from those gates you have to pass through (like in airports). For everything we visited we passed through irradiation and locals just used an easy side access entrance.
  • I'm so glad that we visited this temple in the evening !! The hieroglyphs on the columns were equally impressive at night especially with the lights. We were awed by this Temple. The Ramses statues were huge and incredible.
  • Very large and very beautiful. Built by several different pharaohs. Romans covered a portion of the wall with painted plaster which later fall apart revealing old reliefs Amenhotep's colonnade is very beautiful
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