"Luxor Temple" Luxor Temple Tip by chizz
Luxor Temple, Luxor: 135 reviews and 313 photos
Luxor Temple in it's central location facing the Nile was founded in 390 BC by Amenophis III, but work was halted on it by his son Akhenaten, then resumed by Tutanhkamun and Horemheb. Ramses II also added sections too during his reign. It was known as the "Harem of the South" due to fertility festivals being held there, resulting in much debauchery!
It's nice to visit Luxor Temple at dusk to see it both in daylight and at night when it is lit up. It costs 50LE as of Nov. 2008 for adults, with concessions for students and children. There is a charge of 20LE to take camera tripods in too. The temple is open Oct-Apr 6am-9pm and May- Sep from 6am-10pm.
At the entrance, flanked by 2 colossi of Ramses II, you will first see the great pylon. Beyond here is the Court of Ramses II with the remains of a Roman Fort to the right. From here a Colonnade takes you to the Court of Amenophis III and on to the Hypostyle Hall.
The is also the Avenue of Sphinxes opposite the entrance pylon which is worth seeing.
Address: Central Luxor
Directions: Facing the Corniche where the Nile boats dock.
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