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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
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Private Tour: Luxor Temple Visit
Ranked #2 of 84 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Really good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

A good visit, very interesting, only downside was the hassle from the little men hiding in corners who drag you around and then expect money, be careful!

Visited July 2012
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“Cool pillar styles and carvings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Even though this is much smaller thank Karnak Temple, the style of the pillars were different and it was still very impressive. I did like that more of the color of the carvings/paintings on the walls were preserved here.

Visited July 2012
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“Sunset visit was beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

We visited the temple at sunset and were treated to beautiful views. Not as impressive as Karnak, though the obelisk out front is great. Its match is in Paris. Of special interest is the newer mosque built inside the temple. The original door is visible some 30-40 feet off the ground: showing how high the silt was at one time.

Visited July 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

What a sight a must to do when you are in Luxor our wonderful tour guide explained all about the temple and the history of the Gods that were worshiped in it. Luxor temple and Karnak temple are joined by an avenue 3km long which is in the process of being excavated. Absolutely Brilliant.

Visited July 2012
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“Spectacular Nile-side temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

This is a beautiful temple that stand parallel to the Nile. You'll see it from a felluca ride on the river, or it is a short walk from most hotels in Luxor.

There has been some updating to the exterior grounds in recent years, with an ongoing restoration of the "Avenue of Sphinxes" which links both Luxor and Karnak temples.

The entrance is stunning and one obelisk now stands where there was originally two....knowing that the other one is in Paris really makes you wish they would give it back.

This temple has been used for worship for thousands of years, and still is today! Part of the Hypostyle Hall was converted into a Christian church and centuries later a mosque was built over the buried temple and still remains today, after the temple was uncovered, as an integral part of the temple.

Luxor temple also has a rleatively new adjoining outdoor "museum" where rows and rows of parts of temples and statues and pylons are lined up - some with explanations as to what they are. There's no extra charge, this is included as part of your ticket to the temple.

I will disagree with some previous reviewers who say harassment is up at this temple, having visited it many times over 20 years, I have never seen the people of Luxor so quiet. Relatively speaking there are way fewer tourists visiting. These people rely on tourist trade to sell their souvenirs, felluca boat trips, whatever it may be. So what if something costs you the equivalent of 10p or even 50p more in another place? People are selling their services and souvenirs at cost price and even below - just to be able to eat! There is no social security, you don't work, you don't have money. Times are really hard here. Maybe you don't want another papyrus or a horse ride, but think hard about how much a small donation anyway would really inconvenience you....

Small lecture over! Please go and enjoy this temple, the people of Luxor are proud of it and want you to enjoy it as much as they do.

Just before sunset is a great time to visit, so you can see the amazing hieroglyphics in daylight and then the majesty of the temple as it is lit up at dusk.

Visited June 2012
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