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Today is another fantastic day to find yourself in the essential places in East Luxor; never miss it.
Travel stylishly in Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes, in a hantour (horse and carriage). An avenue of Sphinxes once connected the glorious Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
Luxor Temple, built during Amenhotep III’s reign, was expanded by Ramses II, who also erected two obelisks, one of which remains, and the other is situated in the place de la Concorde in Paris.
With its vast Hypostyle hall covering 50,000 square feet, the incredible Temple of Karnak has 134 enormous columns, richly carved, thrusting skyward.
Geoota Travel's professional and friendly tour guide will meet you at your hotel.
Start your day with a visit to the temple of Luxor has, since its creation, always been a holy site that Amenhotep III built in the 18th Dynasty, and Rameses II and other successors completed it. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery located here, and after that, a mosque (13th-century Abu El-Haggag Mosque) was built that continues usage today.
In ancient Egypt, the temple region, now known as Luxor, was called Ipt rsyt, "the southern sanctuary," meaning to the holy of holies at the temple's southern end, wherein the principal god Amun. This Amun was the fertility god, and his statue was shaped on that of the similarly Min of Coptos. He also has a strong connection to both Karnak Temple and the West Thebes.
Proceed to the Temple of Karnak, located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt, situated on 100 ha (247 acres), consist of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples. Karnak is the site's modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places."
Karnak Temple takes at least 5 hours to walk around its many areas and years to come to know it well. Learn more about the construction of Luxor and Karnak temples and their story with Geoota Travel.
Finally, the bus will be waiting to drop your return at your hotel in Luxor.
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