Temple of Karnak
Temple of Karnak
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  • NuhaSA
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    The place is huge, and totally worth the visit. The entrance alone is enough to leave you in awe, wondering how did they manage to build and erect the columns all those years ago. We went alone, so didn’t get much of the history of the place, but we still had a great time walking around the ruins and feeling the vibes.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Tjoni J
    Luxor, Egypt15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your time!
    We were lucky enough to visit with the guidance of a friend who just happens to be an archeologist amongst other things! It was a very interesting excursion, though I have to say 2 hours is not enough. I will head there again on my own to just sit and ponder the various sites for a while. Not a place to rush!
    Visited July 2022
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Thomas Lukose
    New York City, New York30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit to the Karnak temple in Luxor, Egypt
    Karnak temple is one of the most amazing places I have visited. The huge statues and pillars are amazing. You will be able to take some amazing pictures here. It is like you are in a different world inside the temple. A must see experience if you are visiting Luxor. Make sure to visit early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. Have plenty of water with you. It is recommended to visit with a tour guide.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • NA- Australia
    Dandenong, Australia908 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More amazing than…
    Been to other notable sites in area- without doubt this is the most colourful and grand. It doesn’t appear all that big until you are amongst the 35 m high pillars covered in hieroglyphics only 3.5 k years old. You just have to visit…. BUT Be aware of the extraordinary ( even for a tourist who’s been in Egypt for a while) pernicious gouging of the Cafe near the sacred lake. No bargaining five times the (tourist) street price. Buy your water and other drinks before going in. Also very disappointing was the site ‘security’ staff who were more and quite assertively interested in letting tourists go into “restricted “ areas for baksheesh to get panorama photo than watching over this amazing structure. A response of “Mangatang” ( little town in Central Victoria) to “ Where you from?” Slows the touts down a bit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Emma C
    Birmingham, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible, Astonishing, Amazing, A Must See!
    We visited in early July with a small group and a tour guide, this was our first temple of the day and what a way to start. It's difficult to describe how incredible the structures are and the level of detail that you will see. The corridor of Sphinx to the towering columns, to the carvings in the stones, it really is a spectacular sight. It was great having a tour guide who was able to explain the history behind it, otherwise I think we would have been overwhelmed by it all - even the teenagers were enthralled! Yes, it was hot but it's really manageable if you dress sensibly, take a hat and ensure you have plenty of water. It's somewhere I will never forget.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Elena G
    Berlin, Germany141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing temple, horrible security guards
    Most beautiful temple I have ever been - the column hall is jaw dropping. I was amazed at how well kept the all temple complex is. One reason for the 4 star - the security guards literally following you, harassing you and asking you for money for the most random reasons. I didn’t feel unsafe, but this behavior doesn’t make you feel confortabile or at ease exploring.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Astrobeemer
    Vancouver, Canada1,176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent!
    It is a magical place. The size , the beauty, the age , the history behind it - there is nothing like it on this globe. Pictures just don’t do it justice. When you are there, see it with your own eyes, you can get overwhelmed by it all. I could have spent days there looking at every inch of this marvellous temple complex.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • G8683VWwendys
    Minnesota243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most astounding Site in Egypt!
    We just got done doing the whole Nile cruise thing and if there is one thing that stands out to me above and beyond the rest, it is the Temple at Karnak. The long line of ram-headed sphinxes leading (originally) from the Temple of Luxor to the Temple of Karnak already sets the tone, before you get to enter the temple and see the Hippostyle hall that is so big and impressive with its giant columns, recognizable king cartouches and the remains of paint on the ceiling and upper capitals! We've all seen it in the movies, and so there is a wonderful familiarity to it, but also such a pleasure in seeing the true magnitude of the dimensions and the abundance of the pillars. There are marvelous bas reliefs and statuary too! Don't miss this awe-inspiring sight/site when you do your travel in Egypt. This and the Step Pyramiding Saqqara really impressed me!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Ryan S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom604 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast historic Attraction
    Karnak Temple at 247 acres of land is the largest temple in the world. It has 3 obelisks, a small sphinx avenue at the entrance, a very large columned hall with every single column decorated, many statues, a manmade lake and many different sections. You really do need all day here and a tour guide to explain just about everything. So much history surrounds this temple making it one of the must see attractions in Egypt.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hired a Tour Guide here and made my visit interesting!
    On my last day in Luxor, I decided to tour this attraction on my own. Also used the horse and buggy to reach this destination. This attraction occupies and big areas and there are buses and buses of tourists when I arrived at 8:00 am. Agreed to hire a guide named Mohammed for 300 EGP for 1 hour. He explained the history of this temple, the gods honored at this place, 134 columns, obelisks, sphinxes , lake, etc. We went to various areas where the big Group Tours do not usually go so we were the only ones there. He also showed me where to take good pictures of this area. Of course, he also instructed me where to pose for beautiful shots. Compared to my previous day’s experience with a Group Tour the previous day, I learned a lot from this Tour Guide about the Karnak Temple. He answered all my questions, speaks perfect English. Highly recommended to hire a guide here for just about $10 plus the entrance fee of 200 EGP.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 October 2023
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Nany R
New Jersey3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fantastic temple we spent a long time to visit the this temple . The temple is so big and I recommend everyone to go early morning before the big crowds come
Written 10 May 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Karnak Temples are the largest religious complex in the world. You approach the entrance by walking along the Avenue of Sphinxes. We saw the women who were restoring the temples. Be sure to see the Hypostyle Hall, with its many columns. There are many inscriptions on the wall. The temples had several obelisks. It's well worth exploring. There is a lot to see.
Written 30 April 2024
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely phenomenal. The scale of this complex is incredible. The ruins still standing are beautiful, so one can only imagine what the temple was like back in the day. We visited very early in the morning, having arrived on the overnight train from Cairo, and the place was deserted. By the time we left a couple of hours later it was getting busy but the site is so big that it didn’t feel crowded. There are toilet facilities but, like everywhere in Egypt, you have to pay EGP10.
Written 20 April 2024
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Najwa A
Amman, Jordan296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
When you enter the Temple you feel you are entering history, its an amazing Temple with alot of interesting information and stories, they have guides tours speaking most of the languages. Its a place must visit.
Written 19 April 2024
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Isabella2213
Liverpool, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
‪Such amazing trips to the one of the best sites we have been visited in Egypt, Karnak templ is largest and biggest temple in Egypt , I recommend everyone to visit it‬
Written 12 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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Tina Shak
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited this gorgeous temple with Ahmad Hassan an Egyptologist from Memphis tours. He sieved through large amounts of information and summarised it for precise understanding. It’s a large temple and there were so such to see . You will need a half day. Ahmad also took us to the valley of the kings , Queen Hatshepsut temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo temple, Abu Simbel and the unfinished obelisk. A valuable addition to our tour. We would be wasting precious time if not for Ahmad’s inside knowledge and where to position ourselves for the best shots. Thank you ! We will be back.
Written 9 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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Caymansky
Niagara Falls, Canada109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We booked a tour of Karnak and Luxor temples with Special Egypt. We had an amazing tour and fortunate to have the BEST Egyptologist guide in Egypt, Ahmed Yossry. This is a massive complex and Ahmed is so knowledgeable, he was able to give us a thorough understanding of the history and significance of so many monuments. Our tour was only a half day and yet we left with the impression we had a good understanding of the temples.
Written 29 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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Gourge S
Giza, Egypt3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
One of the most wonderful places I visited in Luxor is the Karnak Temple. I recommend this place to all people who visit Luxor
Written 21 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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Colo_Traveler05
Greenwood Village, CO217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Karnak Temple is probably the biggest thing I've seen in my life with the possible exception of the Forbidden City in China. Not only are the towers tall, but the temple goes on and on. For it's age, it is in admirable condition. What must it have looked like when it was totally intact?
Written 21 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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Tiago Barroso
Alhandra, Portugal919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This is my second time seeing the Karnak Temple, and it was amazing and well preserved, every time i go to Luxor i spend time seeing it, It is an amazing experience, I truly recommend, it is a huge museum at open air, and is to repeat again.
Written 6 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review. It is really so great to hear that from you. And that will encourage us to keep doing our best to our clients in the future. Thank you again
Written 16 April 2024
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