Luxor Temple

“The World’s Largest Outdoor Museum”

Where is Luxor Temple located? 

This temple might be the greatest testament to why Luxor has earned its nickname, “The World’s Largest Outdoor Museum”. Luxor Temple is located in the modern city of Luxor, which is built on the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes.

The temple is one of the best preserved of all of the ancient monuments with large amounts of structure, statuary and relief carvings still intact, making it one of the most impressive visits in the Luxor area and all of Egypt, adding significantly to its allure is the juxtaposition that its setting provides. The modern city begins on one side and the Nile drifts by on the other. There are few places in Egypt where one is put so immediately and clearly in touch with the extraordinary length of Egypt’s history.

Who Constructed Luxor Temple, and when? 

Amenhotep III, one of the great builders of ancient Egypt, constructed the temple during his New Kingdom reign, which lasted from 1390 to 1352 BC. In its current form, however, the temple appears to be one of the many projects the Ramesses II commissioned during his long reign. builder, Ramesses also repurposed many existing monuments to add to his own reputation. The statuary and carvings that decorate the temple today mainly feature Ramesses II.

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Luxor Temple, along with the temple complex of Karnak, is the most famous temple complexes around Luxor and they are both located on the East Bank of the Nile. In ancient times an avenue of sphinxes that ran the entire 3 kilometers between them to connect the two sites. This avenue is currently under excavation, but the section nearest to Luxor Temple has already been restored.

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The Temple’s location in the heart of Luxor makes Luxor Temple a very easy site to visit at almost any time of the day. Even when it is not open to visitors, the temple is visible during a stroll down the Nile corniche or through downtown Luxor. We recommend visiting the temple around sunset. The complex is beautifully lit in order to highlight the relief carvings as the light wanes and the columns emblazoned against the evening sky make for an incredible photo opportunity.

 

Suggested Tours

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy Luxor Tours and See the dramatic monuments of Luxor's East Bank Half Day Private Tour, private tour of Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak. You'll see art a

Duration: 2 Days

Safaga Shore Excursions: Overnight trip to Luxor from Safaga port visiting Luxor Temple, Karnak temples and Valley of the Kings and more. You are going to have a private to

Duration: 2 Days

Explore the ancient monuments in Luxor where the Pharaonic temples between the two banks of the River Nile our tour is include the Luxor, Karnak temples and temple of Hatsh

Duration: 2 Days

Discovr Marsa Alam Tours through visiting Luxor Temple and Karnak on the east bank and Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon on the west bank before hea

Duration: 5 Days

Leave Hurghada for a 5-day Nile River cruise, from Luxor to Aswan and enjoy the historical sites.

 

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