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Karnak Temple, Exploring the East Bank of the Nile

Karnak Temple, Exploring the East Bank of the Nile, Luxor, Egypt (B)

Once the main place of worship of the Theban Triad, the stunning Karnak Temple in the city of Luxor is the biggest religious building ever constructed. The complex is so large that it constitutes an entire city of temples built over a period of 2,000 years. This is what you can expect from a visit to the most prominent temple in the East Bank of the Nile!

I visited Karnak Temple during my last day in Luxor, just before heading back to Cairo. The visit was part of my Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, which lasted for a total of 9 days and covered the main highlights of Egypt from north to south. You can find the entire itinerary in my post Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival and first impressions of Cairo.

Karnak Temple is located right in the city of Luxor, only 3.3km north from Luxor temple. The temple can be easily reachable by foot or taxi from most hotels and has an entrance fee of 150 Egyptian pounds (approx. €8).

The temple is slightly most expensive than most other temples in or around Luxor, but considering the huge size of the complex, it is actually very worth it. You cannot leave Egypt without visiting its largest temple! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Karnak Temple, Exploring the East Bank of the Nile
Guide Location: Egypt » Luxor
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/essential-egypt-9-days-karnak-temple-exploring-east-bank-of-the-nile
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Karnak Temple
  • Hypostyle Hall
  • The Fourth Pylon
  • Sacred Lake