Temple of Karnak, Luxor

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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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  • may not be missing to visit. Simply super to visit this piece of history. Do ensure that you have good protection from the sun. Also do not stop at the men you are trying to sell figurines. They try to light you up. So just a step further.
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  • Hieroglyphs everywhere you look! Tall columns, huge figures, massive temple complex. This is Karnak. Be prepared for the heat and wait for tours groups to pass to get good photos. They don't stay long...  more »
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