Temple of Karnak, Luxor

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Within a city of towering obelisks, sanctuaries, and squares, Temple of Karnak is part of World Heritage-listed ancient ruins, once probably one of the largest religious sites ever built. Designed to be the earthly home of local divinities, the temple complex was constructed over a period of 1,500 years and was dedicated to the Theban triad, three Egyptian gods most worshipped in the region. Though the colors on the carved artworks have long since faded and the squares are now populated by tourists from around the world, the complex still maintains that ageless charm. Its scale, in terms of the height of its towers and the way it spreads out across the land, remains gigantic by any standards--it's easy to understand why the locals believed their gods resided here. Before you head to Luxor, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Luxor travel route builder app , to make sure you see all that Luxor has to offer, including Temple of Karnak.
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  • a place to see because it is charged by the civilizations of the pharaohs,really a place that carries you in history especially with a guide so that you understand this civilization
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  • Personally, I found one of the most beautiful temples we visited throughout Egypt, not only because of its size (of the largest) but because of how it develops in this huge area. The state of conservation of many of the elements that compose it in very good and also know that about 30 pharaohs contributed in its construction, makes it really special for the time. I recommend walking among the stilts, stopping at the hieroglyphics and walking through those large corners.
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