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Our qualified Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel or wherever you are in Luxor and drive you in air-conditioned vehicle to start your half day tour of East bank of the River Nile. Your trip will include visiting Karnak Temples then Luxor temple.
Karnak Complex of Temples
It's one of the biggest religious buildings in all over the world; it's consisting of three temples dedicated to the Triad of Thebes (an old name for Luxor). The main temple was built for the Master God of Egypt Amon-Ra and the others for his wife Goddess Mut and their son God Khonsou.
Karnak temple started as a little shrine for the local God Amon during the middle kingdom times when Luxor was just an ordinary city but when it was changed to be the capital of Egypt at the beginning of the New Kingdom; its local God Amon was upgraded to be the Master God of Egypt and thus his Karnak temple was expanded and enlarged over 1500 years to be the largest in Egypt.
In karnak temples you are going to see the Hypostyle Hall which is considered the biggest hall of pillars in the world, it was founded by king Ramsses II and his father Seti I, then you will see the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and her father Tutmosis I and also you are going to see the beautiful sacred lake and the great beetle scarab statue which was the symbol of the sun cult.
Around three K.m to the south of Karnak, Luxor Temple is located. Both were connected to each other by a road flanked by a double line of human headed sphinxes known as Sphinx Avenue and recently the Egyptian department of antiquities is trying to revive this road which is expected to make Luxor as the biggest open museum in the world. Luxor Temple was built by the ancient Egyptian king Amenhoteb III and it was completed by the pharaoh Ramsses II.
This temple is a witness to different eras of the Egyptian history, that while the temple was founded during the ancient Egyptian times. Alexander the great at the beginning of the Greco-roman times in Egypt built inside it a sanctuary in the honor of God Amon-Ra to please the Egyptians. Later during the early Christianity period, a Christian church was founded. Finally a mosque was build on the ruins of the ancient temple. This temple supposed to be fronted by two obelisks built by king Ramsses II, one of them still standing there and the other one was taken to adorn Concorde square in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.
Your visit to Luxor Temple ends your tour and you will be taken back to your hotel or anywhere else in Luxor as you like.
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* Special prices for children.
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