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  • Address: Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6:30am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: 60 L.E. Open-Air Museum: 10 L.E.

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Temple of Karnak

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the capital of the New Kingdom, with construction beginning in the 16th century BC. Most subsequent rulers tinkered with the complex so it represents a great crash course in different pharaonic styles.

The major site here is the Temple of Amon, the largest place of worship ever constructed. There the Great Hypostyle Hall, which was once roofed, dwarfs visitors with its dozens of colossal columns reaching 25 yards (23 meters) into the sky.

Other highlights include the serene sacred lake, gargantuan statues of rulers and gods, as well as the best selection of obelisks in Egypt.

Practical Info

Karnak is on the northern edge of Luxor’s East Bank. While the distance can be covered on foot, you’re better off taking a taxi, or one of the buses which leave from Luxor Station. There are Sound and Light shows in the evening.

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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Luxor, null
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 Reviews

Take a half-day private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. You'll see two of the most impressive temples in Upper Egypt ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.60
$47.00 Save $9.40
Luxor Day Tour to East and West Banks with Lunch, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Luxor Day Tour to East and West Banks with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore all that the ancient city of Luxor has to offer on a full-Luxor Day Tour to East and West Banks of the Nile River. Enjoy a professional guided tour to ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Tour to the East Bank of Luxor Karnak and Luxor Temples, Luxor, Day Trips
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Private Tour to the East Bank of Luxor Karnak and Luxor Temples

Visit the East Bank of Luxor where you can see the Karnak and Luxor temples. The Karnak temple is an open air museum and is considered the second tourist ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, Luxor, Private Day Trips
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Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

At the evening, enjoy 2 hours watching Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple. This interesting show narrates the history of the ancient city of Thebes in ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Tour: Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Luxor and Karnak Temples from Luxor ... 
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Private Tour: Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Luxor and Karnak Temples from Luxor Airport

Enjoy 8 hours covering the West and East bank of Luxor and see most of the tourist attractions in Luxor characterized by its ancient history. Visit the Valley ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Day Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings from Hurghada, Hurghada, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings from Hurghada

Lose yourself for a day in one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Enjoy a guided day tour to visit the famous ancient sites of Luxor and ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Private Guided Tour to Karnak Temple from Luxor, Luxor, Day Trips
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Private Guided Tour to Karnak Temple from Luxor

Private guided tour to the East Bank of Luxor, to see the ancient monuments of Karnak Temple. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Private Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada, Hurghada, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada

Explore in style the oldest capital of the ancient world. Marvel at the avenue of the sphinx before entering Karnak Temple, visit The Valley of the Kings 3 ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.33
Small Group Day Tour to Luxor from El Gouna, Hurghada, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small Group Day Tour to Luxor from El Gouna

Visit Luxor that is known as the biggest open air museum around the world because it's famous to see the most interesting historical places of the Pharaohs ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 17 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Day Tour: Luxor East and West Banks with Domestic Flight Private Guide and Lunch Included, Cairo, ... 
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Day Tour: Luxor East and West Banks with Domestic Flight Private Guide and Lunch Included

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy your day tour from Cairo to Luxor East and west Bank including domestic flight with private guide and lunch. This tour allows you to visit the greatest ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $370.00

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