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“Magic!”

Luxor Sound and Light Show
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Karnak Sound and Light Show with Private Transport
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Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple
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Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple
Ranked #21 of 85 things to do in Luxor
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Owner description: The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some great Pharaohs, with poetic descriptions of the ancient treasures. As visitors walk through the complex, the pharaohs arise to tell the story of their interesting lives, as haunting music mysteriously flows through this ancient city. Ancient and poetic voices tell the visitors about the birth of Karnak temple and the heroic achievements of the pharaohs and the god Amun. It is an enchanting and supernatural experience to listen to sound effects and gaze at the magnificent ruins illuminated during the well-presented show.
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Magic!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This son et lumiere is a mixture of education and entertainment. Well worth the 20 minute wait for the doors to open and let us in (late).
It employed the latest laser and projection technology, mixed in with the original buildings and artefacts, and viewed from the natural terrace at the end of the sacred pool.

One tip. Bring a torch, as although the whole site is well-lit, there are some areas that are in shadow when crowded, and the ground can be uneven. Not suitable for disabled and wheelchair users without assistance.

Visited February 2013
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“Only worthy to see the temple of karnak at night”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I spent 100 egyptian pounds to see such a trash show. The show is awful, and really Boring.
But if you don't have anything better to do, well, do it but don't Expect anything better than having the chance to see the amazing location of karnak at night.
Prices are 100 egypt pounds per person.

Visited January 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“Karnak sound & light show - Not worth the price”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We saw this show in mid December. Firstly, there were only 4-5 other tourists with us who came for the show. Our guide charged us $40 USD per person, which seemed a lot. I am sure he got a commission, however, I wouldnt have minded the price if the show was good, but No. Karnak temple is beautiful and you will have to come here again during the day, to really see the beauty of 134 columns, the Ramses statues and the Obelisks. The sound and light show does not have enough light to really see the temple in its full grandeur. Showtimes start at 7pm, 9pm and special language shows need to be reserved in advance.

The show is a walking show with narration and voice over for each of the kings who were involved with the making of the temple. A guy walks with you opening the entry to the areas where you are supposed to go. In the end there is a viewing area over-seeing the lake where the show continues for 15-20 mins more. They light up different areas of the temple and there is switching back and forth between voice over and narration. It was hard to understand what was going on. They dont have a wall that could act as a good screen. Its more dramatic than it needs to be and there is a lot of swtiching back and forth between dramatic voice over and narration so you cannot keep track of what is going on. More sound than light. Light is too less to even take pictures. No lasers as well.
Skip this one if you can, especially if the guides upsell you to see this - they would do this for their commission.

Visited December 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Don't miss this!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

My friend and I were really looking forward to the show and weren't disappointed. It is the best sound and light show in Egypt! The information is great and I love how you walk through the temple as part of the show. Great value for the price of admission. A must-see while in Luxor!

Visited December 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“One of the Highlights”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The show starts at dusk and amazing. A must see. Do this yourself rather than with an agent and you will save more than half of your money. You walk around the ruins of the temple and lights flash on the ruins and tells you the story of Egypt before you watch a show which gives you more history. Amazing and perfect worth every penny.

Visited December 2012
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