Egypt Travel: Visiting the Karnak Temple Complex

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Karnak, as the complex is referred to, is the largest religious site ever made, spanning more than 200 acres. It is located in Luxor which is just east of the Nile river and near the Luxor Museum.

Karnak Obelisk


The temple has been developed over a period of 1500 years and added to by different pharaohs. That resulted in a collection of temples, sanctuaries, pylons and other decorations that is unlike any other holy place in Egypt. Karnak is divided into three compounds for each of the different religious centers: Amun, Mut and Montu. Modern day visits to Karnak involve nightly shows with light and sound in various languages.


In all of Egypt, there is nothing quite like the main hall of columns in Karnak temple. There are 134 columns, each 70 feet tall!  It is spectacular, whether in the light of day or during the exotic sound and light show at night.  The Karnak complex is so large that it could take a full day to explore every nook and cranny of this fabulous archaeological masterpiece.



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