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- 98%History Buffs
- 78%Local Culture
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
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- Karnak TempleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 09, 2013
One of the first sights you will see when you visit Luxor. Easily accessible from town and very impressive. Relatively manageable but you'll want to seek out shade during the midday heat. A guided tour is a helpful way to understand what it was like originally and how it was used.Recommended for:
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- Karnak TempleJul 05, 2012
Actually, I can say is : do not describe ... Words are nothing ... go and admire!
The size of this temple is amazing... it is like a history - book of the pharaonic-times till today. Stay not on the paths of the tourist flow: than you will discover things you will not find in any guidebook :-)Recommended for:
- Karnak TempleFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
So good, I went twice. It was better in February than May -- cooler & less overrun. Check out the newish Open Air Museum with Hatshepsut's reconstructed Bark Shrine of pink granite. For people interested in Egyptology, it's worth the extra entry fee. A good guide is useful -- there's just so much to see, it's mind numbing otherwise.
Beware the usual, though. On slow days, some of the guides are fakes who hide their official IDs -- just ask to see it. Also beware the local temple guards who actively solicit bribes. One racket is to let people climb onto middens in back of the Holy of Holies, then make a fuss and demand bribes ex post facto. The local governour is trying to put a stop to this, so they will back off quickly when you resist.