Temple of Karnak, Egypt
Ranked #2 in Egypt Tourism
Karnak is a famous ancient temple complex located close to the modern Karnak village. This complex lies within the Thebes area to the northeast of Luxor. Karnak is popular for housing several temples that include the Temple of Khons, Great Temple of Amun and Festival Temple of Tuthmosis III. Apart from these temples, you can also find a plethora of other buildings that transport you back to those ancient times.
The temples of Karnak can be reached through a paved road from the Temple of Luxor. On both sides of the road, you will find Amenophis III statues between the legs of ram headed sphinxes. As you walk through this road, you will reach the gateway constructed by Ptolemy III Euergetes I.
On the cavetto cornice, there is a winged sun. Inside the complex, you can spend interesting hours visiting the Great Temple of Amun, Temple of Ramesses II, Temple of Khons, Ptolemaic Temple, Temple of Osiris, Temple of Amenophis IV and so on. The amazing architecture and the atmosphere will keep you mesmerised for a long time.
Sound and Light Show at the Temple of Karnak
On your trip to Karnak, Egypt, you must certainly not miss the famed sound and light show in the temple. The bright lights reflect beautifully off the water and illuminate the entire place bringing back the glory of ancient Thebes.
You can experience all this and more with various tour packages offered by agents. No matter whether you are a couple or in a small or large group, you will be picked up and dropped off at the hotel. The air-conditioned transportation is very comfortable and you will be dropped off right at the location where the sound and light show is displayed.
On the banks of the majestic River Nile, the longest river in the world, the Karnak Temple stands reflecting its glorious past. The show will give you information on the history of Thebes and the story of the temple. You will learn all about what the lives of great pharaohs and what they achieved. The sheer grandeur of the environment is mesmeric with the towering obelisks and illuminated monuments. The hypostyle hall is huge in size and the sacred lake offers a eerie reflection of the temple. This is indeed a most dramatic setting you must not miss on your visit to Karnak.
Enjoy all this and more at one of the best tourist destinations in Egypt with a rich cultural heritage.