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Luxor Temple, Luxor

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Walk in the footsteps of ancient Egyptians at Luxor Temple, a World Heritage Site constructed some time around 1400 BCE. The large sandstone temples, granite monoliths, and giant colossi were designed to celebrate the idea of pharaohs as kings and gods, rather than any particular god or individual pharaoh. As you pass through the vast site, notice the different additions made by non-Egyptian civilizations--special highlights include Roman murals and a mosque. Put Luxor Temple into our Luxor trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The tour begins with the Sphinx alley, 3 km in the restaurant. She was connecting Karnac to Luxor. Impressive. The temple is adorned with immense statues of Ramses 2. Inside the guide shows us the walls of an old church, a mosque is at the top, because of the silting, this one was at the ground level. Marble statues of Toutankamon and his wife. A room preserves the remnants of painting and plaster from the transformation into a church (more columns), laughter in front of the hieroglyphs of Pharaoh erect
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  • This was such a sight to behold at night. We walked from our Nile Cruise ship to the temple before nightfall, and as it go darker, and the lights came on, there was a certain ambiance that came over t...  more »
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  • About this magical, indescribable flavor of the pearls of the Nile - the most ancient Luxor. The smell of freshly made pastries and grilled meats, a refreshing whiff of the Nile. Open, welcoming and friendly Arab people of Egypt. And of course, horse carts. Fantastic horse carts of various sizes, sizes, colors, styles and suits. Goodbye Luxor. I will miss you...
  • Beautiful temple, the entrance is superb, once inside the temple it is wonderful to walk among the columns, hieroglyphics are staggering and the height of the colonnade is impressive. Unfortunately there is an area plenty of thrush and it seemed none was concerned about. Anyway the place is wonderful, none should miss it.
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