Arriving in Luxor (the modern city that lies on the ruins of what used to be the former city of Thebes) and heading to the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt, the Temple of Karnak!
Karnak is more of a complex than a simple temple, and as such one of the largest religious sites in the entire world to-date.
For entering Karnak Temple, you will have to walk your way along the impressive avenue of the Sphinxes.
What comes next is the great Hypostyle Hall; an architectural marvel consisted of 134 giant sandstone columns resembling a forest of papyrus cylinders extending high in the sky.
At the very heart of Karnak lies the Temple of the supreme God Amun-Ra, who was believed to have had his home here!
However, unlike other religions, only selected few (the privileged elite) were allowed to enter the inner part of the Egyptian Temples. Temples were indeed built as a place of worship, but also as a vehicle of immortality for the Pharaohs!
The Karnak complex has undergone various improvements, additions, as well as significant expansion over the years. Each Pharaoh competed all previous ones by spending fortunes in order to make the Karnak site even more impressive than it was before and leave his/her personal mark of power for future generations.
Ironically, as centuries went by and following the decline of the Egyptian Empire, the Temple was exposed to erosion, deterioration and human vandalism, leaving back the ruins we see today…
Entrance Ticket for Karnak Temple – 150 EGP
All Given Prices as of March 2019