Karnak is a must-see. Reckoned to be the largest religious archeological site in the world, Karnak incorporates several temples the most important of which is the Temple of Amun, the principal deity of the ancient Egyptians. Here you see the vast pylons that dominate the entrance, the colossal statue of Ramesses the Great, the magnificent Hypostyle Hall and the towering obelisks…all wonders of the ancient world. At the side of the temple lies a sacred lake and many carved blocks, some reconstructed into their original shrine, forming an open air museum.
Luxor Temple, whilst much smaller than Karnak, is fascinating…the beautiful façade with its obelisk and twin seated statues of Ramesses II, the colonnade of Amenhotep III, the Sun Court and much more.
Luxor Museum is a relatively modern structure and houses many statues unearthed in archeological digs at Karnak as well as jewelery, other artifacts and the mummies of two pharaohs! It is well-lit and air-conditioned….offering a respite from the Luxor heat, especially during the summer.