Magnificent Karnak Temple (East Bank)

fearless 4.5 days DIY eid season solo trip to Egypt
october 25-29, 2012 thursday to monday

hatshepsut and ramessium temple (luxor's west bank)
 

Probably the most fantastic temple I have ever seen in my entire backpacking because of its 134 huge columns which is the largest accounted in the world.

How to go here;
Starting from corniche in east bank, walk or hire a carriage (costs 5EGP) going straight at approximate 3 km. Entrance fee is 65 EGP, opens daily from 0800H-1800H.

Photography is allowed inside, and strolling can be enough at most 1 hour.

The Karnak Temple Complex—usually called Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of el-Karnak, some 2.5 km north of Luxor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnak

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karnak temple

karnak temple

karnak temple

karnak temple

karnak temple

karnak temple

luxor temple & museum (luxor's east bank)
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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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