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“Disappointing. Felt like I'd been ripped off”

Luxor Sound and Light Show
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US$44.10*
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Karnak Sound and Light Show with Private Transport
Ranked #23 of 83 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.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

To be fair, we arrived after the start. However, the show is run by an independent company. It was very over priced for what it was. the best part was actually being in the temple at night and feeling the atmosphere. At the end, we were hurried out. I went back the next morning to view the temple. Such a different experience.

Thank Jashanti
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Smoke and mirrors. I think this is perhaps very good for children. But it is overly dramatic and in some way cheapens your perception Luxor. Too commercial.

Thank joelgeyer
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I think its very touristic...I came along with some people that was up to it but I dont think it was a big deal!

Thank Chilly_Al
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This show has the power to send you back in time to ancient Egypt, although it was really crowded.
I visited in February, and there were at least 200 people watching with me, with many of them talking during the show and laughing and just ruining it. So, the show itself was very good, but the people were disappointing.

1  Thank Ayman K
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Having read the most recent reviews, I need to provide a reality check. This is an amazing setting. Being in the temple of Karnak at night is incredible. The show, however, is not at all entertaining. Frustrating, really. It would have been better to allow you walk around the slightly lighted temple on your own. The show began with promise but upon entering the temple the sound itself was muffled and distorted by the pillars and the low voices were unintelligible. When we were seated for the main show the opposite occurred. The sound at times was so loud that you could not distinguish the words and at times you needed to cover your ears. What we could hear and understand was not an historical explanation at all (they TOTALLY missed the boat on that) but a very "artsy" description with a script written by someone more interested in their own poetry skills than on the actual story. Disappointing.

1  Thank bethanddavetravels
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