Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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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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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK964 contributions
May 2022
2 of the large statues at the 1st pylon are copies which perplexed our guide.

Nice statues, columns & more Rams.

A Mosque has been built on the ruins of the temple.

Recently restored 1.5-mile-long Avenue of the Sphinxes (Nov 2021) connecting Luxor & Karnack Temples. A boat shrine is located in the avenue.

Café & toilets on site.
Written 12 May 2022
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7sempreinviaggio
Palermo, Italy309 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Very beautiful temple in Luxor, I prefer this to the Karnak one! I visited in May so super hot, better to be there at 6 am when it opens so you won’t get no one there and can easily take super pictures
Written 6 May 2022
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Musicians Mum
175 contributions
Apr. 2022
Visited Luxor as last location of small group tour from UK.
Cannot miss this as is slap bang on the quayside(Corniche).
There was a long walkway lined with Sphynxes all the way to Karnak ,most of which is being uneartheed and restored.
So easily accessed if staying in Luxor and can be easily enjoyed/viewed from all sides.
Written 20 April 2022
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NRMEdgmont
Edgmont, PA330 contributions
Apr. 2022
Awesome site! And, the Avenue of the Sphinxes that connect this to the Temple of Karnak is outstanding! Do it at night because it is impressive.
Written 18 April 2022
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leileireid
London, UK445 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
You can get easily templed out in Luxor but this one is great because of all the statutes and the Roman area at the back of the temple. We went first thing in the morning (7am) and had the place to ourselves basically. We then went at 7pm just before it closed and it was truly magical at night.
Written 16 April 2022
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada20,968 contributions
Nov. 2021
Generally with "rectangular-shaped" grounds, this is a temple the length of which can be covered from the front end to the back end in just about 5 minutes of non-stop walking (and yes for which "not much stopping" is necessary along the way I would say). But with that being said, to see here are some great statues of "quite impressive" sizes which are also quite easy to find lined up in a row right along the front facade of the Temple and a few more just shortly inside (and which are actually bigger than most statues at Karnak despite yes this temple being quite a bit smaller than Karnak). And also, located right on the "east bank" of the Nile, it's pretty great to view this temple (with its "many pillars" along the side facing the River) from one of those small ferry boats which go back & forth between the two sides of the River.

For the cost of US$200, it was a "worthwhile deal" I would say to get the Luxor Premium Pass which I actually used last at this site preceded by four sites (the Valley of the Kings with "very elaborate" interiors in most of the ten tombs I entered, the Valley of the Queens with an "awesome beauty" which is the tomb of Nefertari, the Temple of Hatshepsut with a nice row of statues along its front and kind of towered over by a high ground at its back, and Karnak Temple which is a "sprawling complex" for a nice walk around) over a duration of two days.
Written 15 April 2022
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK1,880 contributions
Mar. 2022
Once you have found the entrance to Luxor’s temple (not far from a very friendly McDonalds) and paid your 160 Egyptian pounds to go in, you won’t be disappointed! At 7.30 am I was the only visitor and had the place to myself without any other tourists arriving not for another twenty minutes. I marvelled at the enormous statures, the impressive first pylon and the simplicity of the design. It is a manageable site with plenty to see (including great Egyptian carvings and some later room frescoes too.) I recommend you also visit in the evening about an hour before sunset. The temple was much busier then, but after the sky darkened the lighting came on and really enhanced the experience of the site. Beautiful, atmospheric and unusual…and no extra charge!
Written 29 March 2022
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Traveller of the world
1,116 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
This temple was a lot quieter than other ones but I really enjoyed this. Lovely. You don't need as much time as the other ones. I had a guide with me who gave me some interesting facts and then I walked around myself.
Written 27 March 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,172 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Friends
Ancient Egyptian complex. Magnificent structures. Lots of sightseers. It's amazing how grand and intricate the structures were, and still are thousands of years later.
Written 28 February 2022
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TravelinKiki
Maryland288 contributions
Feb. 2022
I loved walking around Luxor Temple. The layers - literal layers - of history just in this one spot were really neat to see. From the ancient Egyptian artifacts to the mosque built right on top of it and is now a historical building in its own right to the Roman carvings and aesthetics seen. It's a really fascinating blend of history in one spot.

One mind-blowing part of the temple is the open air garden. It's literally a maze of piles of rocks. Each rock has carvings on it, and there's over 3 million of them around Luxor just waiting to be assembled. It's like a massive puzzle!
Written 22 February 2022
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