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- Luxor Temple
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- Ancient Egypt
- 2000BC - 1001BC
- Pharaoh Amenhotep III
- Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings,
about Luxor Temple
The Luxor Temple in the city of Luxor, Egypt was once a sacred temple built in honour of the deity Amun.
Constructed in the 14th century BC by Amenhotep III, the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, the Luxor Temple was part of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.
Today, together with the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Thebes and its Necropolis”. It is incredibly well-preserved and, with its statues of Ramesses II, it is clear that several pharaohs and other leaders added to it at later stages, including Tutankhamun and later even Alexander the Great.
From its Avenue of the Sphinxes to its looming archways and giant statues, the enormous Luxor Temple is a breathtaking site, indeed it ranks among our top ten tourist attractions to visit in Egypt.
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Address: Comash El Neel, Luxor, Egypt
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The Luxor Temple is located in the city of Luxor, by the banks of the river between the roads Comash El Neel and Mabad el Karnak. Luxor is approx 500km south of Cairo. By train from Cairo, Luxor can be reached within 9-10 hours and by bus (11 hours). From Sharm El-Sheik, the bus to Luxor takes 15 hours and from Hurghada it takes 5. There is also an international airport just outside Luxor.
Luxor Temple is open daily, 6am-9pm (to 10pm May-September). Entry fees are 35 EGP.
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