Luxor Temple

Beautiful! I gladly make room for this post. Enjoy.


Luxor Temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River. It was built in the year 1400BC in what was then called the city of Thebes. The temple also served as the seat of the Roman Government. There were actually 5 main sites I wanted to see in the Luxor region: The Temple of Karnak, The Valley of the Kings, and Luxor Temple itself on the East Bank of the Nile, and the tombs of King Tut and Ramses on the West Bank.


I have seen some amazing ancient sites on my travels, such as the temples of Angkor and Bagan, the whole of Kyoto, as well as ruins at Borobudur in Indonesia, but surely nothing actually tops the experience of arriving at Luxor Temple. I much preferred the sites in Luxor to the Pyramids of Giza – as it seemed more authentic…

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