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“How did they build it”
Review of Temple of Karnak

Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Luxor
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Luxor Temple was amazing Karnak is mind blowing. We took a horse and carriage from Luxor Temple, it is possible to walk but it is over 3 miles and it was very hot so glad I took transport. We paid 200 EYP there and back round trip. Could have been cheaper didn’t feel like haggling. Once inside the complex’s you have to run gauntlet of souvenir sellers best to learn to say no thank you in Arabic. They will also try to charge you to use the toilet they are free toilets inside the complex. Once inside, your mind will be blown by the sheer size of the complex. The height of the columns which is amazing and you are left wondering how the ancient Egyptians managed to build such complex structures. In one part they are re-building one of the archways using a crane which gives you some perspective.

The cost to get in 120 EYP per person. Like most outdoor historical sites keep well covered or you will end up as red as a lobster, and remember to buy your water outside the complex otherwise you will be ripped off inside paying tourist prices.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The largest religious building ever constructed. The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isu—or “most select of places”—by the ancient Egyptians. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Expect to wear comfortable shoes. Lots of walking. Better to visit with a guide that can explain the history behind the temple.

Thank May F
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Fascinating temple complex with sacred lake. Although much is in ruins what remains is very impressive and allows you to easily imagine the majesty of ancient Egypt. Nice to go in the late afternoon and see the temple as the sun sets and the evening lights come on. Do not miss the avenue of sphinxes that used to link Karnak to Luxor temple. A must see!

Thank Todd B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It is an amazing place, I went to the light show, I just wish I could enjoy it with different kind of people that respect the place and stay quiet, really there were in a wrong place. But anyway I love Luxor and I will visits again, IN SHA ALLAH

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Not for the non native English speakers. English was so hard that I could not understand anything there. But yes presentation was quite good.

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