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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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  • Wonderful introduction to the Temples of Egypt. We came here upon arrival in Luxor. It was very hot and the place is huge. We then visited Luxor Temple in the evening. 
    Wonderful introduction to the Temples of Egypt. We came here upon arrival in Luxor. It was very hot and the place is huge. We then visited Luxor Temple in the evening.  more »
  • We had a light and sound tour in the evening and it was absolutely impressive - something I will never forget! I felt like being a part of the history while listening to the stories about pharaoes... 
    We had a light and sound tour in the evening and it was absolutely impressive - something I will never forget! I felt like being a part of the history while listening to the stories about pharaoes...  more »

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