Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple
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A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
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  • NuhaSA
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical, especially at sunset time
    Easily the highlight of our trip. Our flight was delayed, which was the best thing that could possibly happen because we were late to start our tour and reached the Luxor Temple around sunset. The light, the reflection, the colors.. everything was so perfect, we really didn’t want to leave. And to top it off, we made a furry friend at the end of our tour.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Thomas Lukose
    New York City, New York30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit to the Luxor Temple with the family
    Though as not good as Karnak temple, Luxor temple is also a site to see if you are visiting Luxor, Egypt. Luxor temple and Karnak temple are very close to each other so you can visit both at one shot. Make sure to spend few hours to take in the huge statues and Pillars located inside the temple. I was amazed by the architecture and transport methods that was used in brining things to the site and erecting them there. It was a beautiful site to see.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go in the end of the afternoon
    Nice temple, not as big as Karnak, but very scenic. I'd recommend to go in the end of the afternoon. During summer, the opening time is up to 8pm. This means you can get the sunset from their and enjoy the lights of the temple. Also it was pretty empty after 5pm. Ps. The sphinx avenue are incredible, but you can't walk through it after 4 or 5pm.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Connected to the Avenue of the Spinxes, the Luxor Temple is amazing
    Luxor grew out of the ruins of ancient Thebes. Luxor Temple & Temple of Karnak is located on the Nile's East bank and Valley of the Kings on the West bank. The Temple of Karnak was built by Ptolomy III. Home to deity Amun-Ra and built over 1300 years, Karnak is "the most perfect of places."
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Samantha F
    Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible visit
    Amazing visit, We had a truly unforgettable experience at Luxor Temple. The temple is incredibly well-preserved and provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history and culture of Egypt. The intricate carvings and hieroglyphs are truly a sight to behold.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Ryan S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Quaint, Fascinating Temple
    Overlooked by the massive Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple is a small quaint and fascinating temple still full of history. The temple is famous for its statues and unique artwork and carvings on the walls. The temple also has a mosque and is the access point for the famously uncovered 1.7 miles Sphinx Avenue which goes from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple and in which you can walk the whole thing, not that I recommend it as by 10:00am it starts to get really warm. The Temple is great overall and doesn’t shy away from being less great than Karnak, but its still a great temple to visit.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very First Attraction I visited in Luxor
    After checking in at my hotel located near this attraction, I visited this attraction. Entrance fee is 160 EGP and entrance is behind the big mosque. Credit card payments are acceptable. At the entrance are 4 huge statues that appeared to be welcoming visitors. What impressed me about this place are the huge, tall columns with some inscriptions, There are also some colums under the Roman Era, they need major renovations. Also near this attraction is the Sphinx Avenue where both sides of this Avenue are lined up with sphinxes. Tips. Wear a hot, drink plenty of water. It was very hot during my visit, had to take a break at the benches near the Gift Shop. Beware of people approaching you offering their carriage, taxi, or cars . They can be persistent to get your business.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • must_travel_soon_10
    Mississauga, Canada1,802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Another must see in Luxor. We did this at night when there were no crowds and the lit structures were amazing. A totally different experience compared to daytime. The obelisk is stunning, especially the history surrounding it.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous visit to Luxor Temple at sunset
    My wife and I took a two week tour of Egypt this past December. The visit to Luxor Temple was the first site we toured on the cruise of the Nile. Our guide arranged for our visit to coincide with sunset. The temple is fabulous, but seeing it at sunset and when the lights are turned on at the temple was special. It began what turned out to be the best cruise we had ever experienced. The next day (Christmas Day) we visited several tombs at the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. We concluded our cruise by seeing the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Karnak after cruising to Aswan. Luxor Temple was a great start to a spectacular trip.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Rajesh K K
    Bengaluru, India1,329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located right in Luxor city!
    This temple complex is smaller than the one in Karnak and is located in the heart of the city. Tip - nearby this temple complex, there is a souk. A decent shopping area for souvenirs, t-shirts, etc. Remember to negotiate!
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    Written 15 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 November 2023
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Karloni
Chippenham, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
To be standing amongst these great structures that's still standing after all this time is amazing. Words cannot do it justice. The art work, the engineering the incredible history each piece has is truly amazing. If this is on your to do list or you're not sure about visiting here, you must. Especially with a tour guide.

It can get very busy depending on the time of the day, also hot depending on the the time of the year. There are little refreshment shops before you enter.
Entry fee is really cheap. Luxor temple and Karnak Temple are both as impressive as the next but personal preference, I enjoyed Karnak more.

Both temples are fairly disable friendly. Any walking issues shouldn't be a problem here.
Written 15 May 2024
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Written 15 May 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Luxor Temple is smaller than Karnak, but definitely worth a visit. There used to be two obelisks at the entrance, but one was given to France in the 1800s in exchange for one of their clock towers. In Ramesses II Court, you can see a statue of Ramesses II, with African slaves under his rule. In the sanctuary area, you can see Alexander the Great inscribed on the wall, wearing Egyptian garb.
Written 30 April 2024
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Written 1 May 2024
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Mikel L
London, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Exploring Egypt with Egypt online tour is a great experience well planned and well organized tour The team is very supportive and caring for details Highly recommended
Written 28 April 2024
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Written 28 April 2024
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Not on the same scale as the nearby Temple at Karnak but impressive all the same. Right in the heart of Luxor, so easy to get to. Stunning statues, the only complete obelisk in its original location in Egypt, beautiful hieroglyphics. We visited at sunset and the temple was spectacular as the floodlights came on.
Written 22 April 2024
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Written 22 April 2024
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Jon
Greenwich, UK18,879 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Pros:
Impressive large Ancient Egyptian temple complex, located on the east bank.
-Dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu.
-Site features colossal statues, impressive pylons, and intricate hieroglyphic inscriptions. -UNESCO World Heritage Site.
-Toilets, 10EGP.

Cons:
-Cafe under trees very expensive. No prices listed on any of the items, for example 150EGP for a small, machine latte. 2 lattes, 2 crisps and 1 water cost 460EGP (£7.66). Avoid! We wish we’d gone to the nearby McDonalds instead!
Written 10 April 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Luxor Temple is much more closer to the city centre than Karnak and we often passed by it on our way to other sights. We passed it so often it became more familiar to us than Karnak and at night it is lit up so it is a sight to see. The front entrance with its six tall statues is imposing. It is smaller than the Karnak complex but perhaps, because of that, easier to comprehend. There are colonnades with papyrus styling, large statues, pylons, gates, delicate and colourful reliefs as well as Christian frescos. I was intrigued by the mosque in the corner but didn't investigate it.

We visited in the late afternoon and by the time we left the sunset was painting the pylons a brilliant red. We took this opportunity to walk part way along avenue of ram headed sphinxes with a solar boat display that would eventually lead us to Karnak Temple. That is the way I would like to visit Luxor and Karnak Temple. Take a taxi to start at Karnak (it closes earlier) and walk along that avenue to Luxor and walk back to our hotel.
Written 5 April 2024
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Written 5 April 2024
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mel6984
Bristol, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing. We went at sunset and would definitely recommend - temperature had cooled down and the temple looks stunning in the setting sun. It was very busy, but it’s a big space so wasn’t too bad. Kids Really enjoyed wandering around marvelling at the sheer scale of the place!
Written 4 April 2024
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Written 4 April 2024
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cdandoy
Gilbert, AZ1,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Nice site to see. Liked the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Good history and great to walk around. Loved the statues throughout.
Written 17 March 2024
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Written 17 March 2024
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Egypt Kemet tours
Giza Governorate, Egypt28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
One of my favorite temples in Egypt, especially at night, I enjoyed touring with my friends and my guests inside it during the day and around it at night
Written 10 March 2024
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Written 15 March 2024
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nara501
Boston, MA359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful temple - presents history right in the downtown area. We saw this under illumination at night and was quite spectacular to see. The Avenue of Sphinxes took our breath away. One of the many great sights in Luxor.
Written 9 March 2024
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Written 15 March 2024
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