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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is considered a truly enormous ancient Egyptian temple complex, sited on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. It was established 3400 years ago during the New Kingdom of Egypt History. It is known as Ipet Rsyt in Hieroglyphics, which means “the southern sanctuary”. There are various magnificent temples on the west and east banks of the Nile in Luxor.

The Temple of Seti I is among the four of the most significant mortuary temples that were visited by travelers and tourists along with, Queen Hatshepsut Temple or also known as the Temple of El- Deir El Bahari, the Temples of Abu Simbel that were built for King Ramses II and his beloved wife Queen Nefertari, and Ramses III Temple at Medinet Habu; and the two primary cult temples on the East Bank of the Nile which are identified as Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. The Temple was not constructed for one god or a deity version of the king himself after his death, unlike the other temples in Luxor that were built for the worship of one of the gods of ancient Egypt.

Alternatively, Luxor temple was dedicated to the renewal of sovereignty; most probably may have been where several Kings of Egypt were crowned in fact (as in the example of Alexander the Great who claimed that he was crowned in Luxor, but still no real evidence that proves he traveled to the south of Memphis.

There are chapels to the back of the temple founded by King Amenhotep III who ruled Egypt during the 18th Dynasty, and even Alexander The Great. Separate parts of the temple were actually built by the golden King Tutankhamen and Ramses II. During the Roman era in Egypt, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortification and home for the Roman government in the area.

Amenhotep III built the Temple of Luxor. Amenhotep, son of Habu, was the chief architect and supervisor of this gigantic complex. The Temple was overlooking the River Nile and was constructed on the same site where a slightly smaller temple dedicated to the cult of God Amun was standing, built by the powerful kings of the 12th dynasty. During the reign of King Amenhotep III, Luxor Temple was only 55 meters in width and 190 meters in length. The Temple was dedicated to Amun Ra’s triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonso).

The Luxor temple is considered one of the well-preserved temples of all of the ancient monuments with a huge amount of the structure, enormous pylons, statuary, and relief carvings still almost intact, making it one of the most remarkable sightseeing not just in Luxor, but in the whole Egypt.

Amenhotep III, who was one of the great builders of ancient Egypt history, constructed the temple during his reign that lasted from 1390 till 1352 B.C in its current form, though, the temple seems to be one of the various projects that Ramses II did during his long reign. He also stole many existing monuments to add to his own credit by removing the name of the king and adding his name. The statues and carvings that embellish the temple today mainly feature Ramesses II.

Luxor Temple is truly considered a huge ancient Egyptian temple complex which is located on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. It was built 3400 years ago during the New Kingdom of Egypt’s ancient history. It is known as Ipet Rsyt in Hieroglyphics, meaning “the southern sanctuary”. There are many great temples on the west and east banks of the Nile Valley in Luxor.

Planning any tours to Egypt? or from our varieties of tours from Cairo,you can easily see Luxor Temple with Cairo Top Tours.

No doubt that the Luxor Temple and temple complex of Karnak are the most famous temples in Luxor, and they are both located on the East Bank of the Nile, yet usually visited by tourists from many countries all over the world during Egypt Day Tours. The avenue of Sphinxes connecting the two temples for a distance of about 3 kilometers is now under excavations.

The location of Luxor Temple makes it easy to be visited any time during the day. And even when it is closed it is clearly seen from the Nile Corniche and the city center. The best time to visit the temple is during sunset.

You can visit Luxor Temple during many Egypt Day Tours, Luxor Day Tours and Excursionslike:

Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight A charming Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride

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  38. High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk.

You can enjoy a Day Trip to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikhfrom our diversity of Sharm El Sheikh Day Tours and Excursions Our selection of Hurghada Day Tours also did not miss a Luxor Day Tours from Hurghada or 2 Days Trip to Luxor from Hurghada Luxor Day Trip from Dahab by Flight, Luxor Tour from Marsa Alamor even if you want to choose from Egypt Day Tours in Taba through a Luxor Day Trip from Taba by Flight Or you can try our Aswan Day Tours, Sightseeing and Excursions through this Aswan to Luxor Day Trip Or from Egypt Travel Packageslike: Egypt Christmas and New Year Tours like a pleasant 5 Days Cairo and Luxor Holiday during the Christmas 5-Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package 5 Days Cairo and Luxor Vacation Egypt Luxury Customized Tours to Cairo & Nile Cruise Luxury Tour​​​​​​​

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