Temple of Karnak, Luxor

4.9
Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • This is how you feel watching this awe-inspiring monument from the times long gone - because there's virtually not a single soul around you. Me and my wife visited it in November during our Nile...  more »
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