Temple of Karnak, Luxor

4.9
Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
Within a city of towering obelisks, sanctuaries, and squares, Temple of Karnak is part of World Heritage-listed ancient ruins, once probably one of the largest religious sites ever built. Designed to be the earthly home of local divinities, the temple complex was constructed over a period of 1,500 years and was dedicated to the Theban triad, three Egyptian gods most worshipped in the region. Though the colors on the carved artworks have long since faded and the squares are now populated by tourists from around the world, the complex still maintains that ageless charm. Its scale, in terms of the height of its towers and the way it spreads out across the land, remains gigantic by any standards--it's easy to understand why the locals believed their gods resided here. Before you head to Luxor, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Luxor travel route builder app, to make sure you see all that Luxor has to offer, including Temple of Karnak.
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  • Karnak temple is the biggst and beatiful temple in the world.i will come back so soooooon.i can't forget my visit.i miss this place  more »
  • Just one other visitor when we went in late August when the site was only open in the morning but half price, and very very hot! Fortunately there is plenty of shade despite the exposed location...  more »
  • Excellent experience.from ages from 4years plus is very educational. To go every few years is pissitive for up todate news and findings.  more »

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