Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple
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A temple built for the ritual practices exercised at the most important Ancient Egyptian festival, The Festival of Opet.
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  • Travel447022
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Experience
    Luxor temple was a beautiful experience that truly impressed us. Built by Ramses II and partly by Alexander the Great, the detailed designs of the stone statues were amazing. I recommend this place anyone coming to Luxor
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 April 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous church was freed from the sand
    This majestic place is located near the Nile in the modern part of Luxor. We arrived there by motorboat. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (BC 1390-1352). It’s interesting that this temple was covered with sand for a long time and a village was built on top of it. That’s why it has survived in such good condition. It was discovered in XIX. century. We walked around and our guide told us its rich story. My favourite part was the obelisk, the counterpart of which is in Paris on the Place de la Concorde. It's all living history, I think it’s a must-see site.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Temple Complex.
    This was my last part of a day long trip, though I was tired I could enjoy every bit of the grandeur and amazing style of architecture. This ancient Temple is located across the ever flowing Nile on East Bank. I was told that this unique Temple complex is dedicated to Opet celebrations of rejuvenation and royal hood. Built during the reign of Pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramses II,this Temple with huge statues, avenues, Sphinx row, Obelisks is a must see in Luxor. No wonder Luxor is considered as largest open air museum in the world. Luxor Temple is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. The evenings are spectacular with aesthetically designed lighting and colourful decoration. There is an admission ticket. There is also a Museum but prices are a bit high.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2023
  • NuhaSA
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical, especially at sunset time
    Easily the highlight of our trip. Our flight was delayed, which was the best thing that could possibly happen because we were late to start our tour and reached the Luxor Temple around sunset. The light, the reflection, the colors.. everything was so perfect, we really didn’t want to leave. And to top it off, we made a furry friend at the end of our tour.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Thomas Lukose
    New York City, New York30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit to the Luxor Temple with the family
    Though as not good as Karnak temple, Luxor temple is also a site to see if you are visiting Luxor, Egypt. Luxor temple and Karnak temple are very close to each other so you can visit both at one shot. Make sure to spend few hours to take in the huge statues and Pillars located inside the temple. I was amazed by the architecture and transport methods that was used in brining things to the site and erecting them there. It was a beautiful site to see.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go in the end of the afternoon
    Nice temple, not as big as Karnak, but very scenic. I'd recommend to go in the end of the afternoon. During summer, the opening time is up to 8pm. This means you can get the sunset from their and enjoy the lights of the temple. Also it was pretty empty after 5pm. Ps. The sphinx avenue are incredible, but you can't walk through it after 4 or 5pm.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Connected to the Avenue of the Spinxes, the Luxor Temple is amazing
    Luxor grew out of the ruins of ancient Thebes. Luxor Temple & Temple of Karnak is located on the Nile's East bank and Valley of the Kings on the West bank. The Temple of Karnak was built by Ptolomy III. Home to deity Amun-Ra and built over 1300 years, Karnak is "the most perfect of places."
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Samantha F
    Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible visit
    Amazing visit, We had a truly unforgettable experience at Luxor Temple. The temple is incredibly well-preserved and provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history and culture of Egypt. The intricate carvings and hieroglyphs are truly a sight to behold.
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    Written 19 March 2024
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Ryan S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Quaint, Fascinating Temple
    Overlooked by the massive Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple is a small quaint and fascinating temple still full of history. The temple is famous for its statues and unique artwork and carvings on the walls. The temple also has a mosque and is the access point for the famously uncovered 1.7 miles Sphinx Avenue which goes from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple and in which you can walk the whole thing, not that I recommend it as by 10:00am it starts to get really warm. The Temple is great overall and doesn’t shy away from being less great than Karnak, but its still a great temple to visit.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,546 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very First Attraction I visited in Luxor
    After checking in at my hotel located near this attraction, I visited this attraction. Entrance fee is 160 EGP and entrance is behind the big mosque. Credit card payments are acceptable. At the entrance are 4 huge statues that appeared to be welcoming visitors. What impressed me about this place are the huge, tall columns with some inscriptions, There are also some colums under the Roman Era, they need major renovations. Also near this attraction is the Sphinx Avenue where both sides of this Avenue are lined up with sphinxes. Tips. Wear a hot, drink plenty of water. It was very hot during my visit, had to take a break at the benches near the Gift Shop. Beware of people approaching you offering their carriage, taxi, or cars . They can be persistent to get your business.
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    Written 15 March 2024
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
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Jon
Greenwich, UK15,522 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Pros:
Impressive large Ancient Egyptian temple complex, located on the east bank.
-Dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu.
-Site features colossal statues, impressive pylons, and intricate hieroglyphic inscriptions. -UNESCO World Heritage Site.
-Toilets, 10EGP.

Cons:
-Cafe under trees very expensive. No prices listed on any of the items, for example 150EGP for a small, machine latte. 2 lattes, 2 crisps and 1 water cost 460EGP (£7.66). Avoid! We wish we’d gone to the nearby McDonalds instead!
Written 10 April 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Luxor Temple is much more closer to the city centre than Karnak and we often passed by it on our way to other sights. We passed it so often it became more familiar to us than Karnak and at night it is lit up so it is a sight to see. The front entrance with its six tall statues is imposing. It is smaller than the Karnak complex but perhaps, because of that, easier to comprehend. There are colonnades with papyrus styling, large statues, pylons, gates, delicate and colourful reliefs as well as Christian frescos. I was intrigued by the mosque in the corner but didn't investigate it.

We visited in the late afternoon and by the time we left the sunset was painting the pylons a brilliant red. We took this opportunity to walk part way along avenue of ram headed sphinxes with a solar boat display that would eventually lead us to Karnak Temple. That is the way I would like to visit Luxor and Karnak Temple. Take a taxi to start at Karnak (it closes earlier) and walk along that avenue to Luxor and walk back to our hotel.
Written 5 April 2024
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Written 5 April 2024
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mel6984
Bristol, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing. We went at sunset and would definitely recommend - temperature had cooled down and the temple looks stunning in the setting sun. It was very busy, but it’s a big space so wasn’t too bad. Kids Really enjoyed wandering around marvelling at the sheer scale of the place!
Written 4 April 2024
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Written 4 April 2024
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cdandoy
Gilbert, AZ923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Nice site to see. Liked the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Good history and great to walk around. Loved the statues throughout.
Written 17 March 2024
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Written 17 March 2024
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Egypt Kemet tours
Giza Governorate, Egypt8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
One of my favorite temples in Egypt, especially at night, I enjoyed touring with my friends and my guests inside it during the day and around it at night
Written 10 March 2024
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Written 15 March 2024
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nara501
Boston, MA366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful temple - presents history right in the downtown area. We saw this under illumination at night and was quite spectacular to see. The Avenue of Sphinxes took our breath away. One of the many great sights in Luxor.
Written 9 March 2024
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Written 15 March 2024
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Tiago Barroso
Alhandra, Portugal55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This is my second time seeing the Luxor Temple, not huge and beautiful like Karnak Temple, but is amazing and well preserved too. It is an amazing experience, I truly recommend, and is to repeat again.
Written 6 March 2024
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Written 24 March 2024
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Bali2u0812
Bali, Indonesia419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Another temple not to be missed, the rows of sphinx were very impressive and the statue of young King Tut as well as the queen’s boat. This temple was definitely worth walking around for an hour or more as it also housed a mosque and Roman drawings on the walls.
Written 29 February 2024
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Written 15 March 2024
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We went here at night, when it is all lit up. The temple is very well-preserved and interesting to see. Go with a guide so you know what you are seeing.
Written 27 February 2024
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Written 24 March 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped here while in Luxor and although this place does not rival Karnak or the Valley of the Kings, it is definitely worth a visit. Because of the location, it is especially nice at sunset or just as the sun is beginning to set. The scale is relatively large and there is a lot to see. It is easily reachable as it is within the town itself.
Written 26 February 2024
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Written 24 March 2024
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