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Luxor Sound and Light Show

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Address: Karnak Temple, Luxor 0095, Egypt
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The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient...

The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some great Pharaohs, with poetic descriptions of the ancient treasures. As visitors walk through the complex, the pharaohs arise to tell the story of their interesting lives, as haunting music mysteriously flows through this ancient city. Ancient and poetic voices tell the visitors about the birth of Karnak temple and the heroic achievements of the pharaohs and the god Amun. It is an enchanting and supernatural experience to listen to sound effects and gaze at the magnificent ruins illuminated during the well-presented show.

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Luxor Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple
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Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple

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A good show but second place to the pyramids' sound and light show. Considerably more walking involved.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randy O
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Dublin, Ohio
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Marbella, Spain
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karnak by day is spectacular but by night it opens its secrets. The hot breeze and shadows bring forward the ghosts and glory of Karnak. We were nearly not going to go because we saw the light show in Cairo which although good was a little dated. However Omar Sharif's voice over the setting is worth visiting before it gets... More 

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Thank Mahoneymarbella
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the Arabic version of this and it's mesmerizing!!! the colors and sound... experiencing this was on my bucket list!!!

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Thank mbashari
Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip it unless you enjoy overly dramatic slide shows. Super dramatic music and actors talking. Some of the slides were used multiple times...they didn't even spend enough to have unique slides for each part of the presentation. Too long, too campy.

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Thank Lorraine S
Dublin, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good show but second place to the pyramids' sound and light show. Considerably more walking involved.

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Thank Randy O
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

disappointing - not clear words , don't tell history . I just heard Amun & Atun & queen nefrateri. I thought would be enjoyable with lights but it was waste of time .

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Thank Faisal S
Washington,D.C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old biblical voice narrates the history of ancient Egyptians. Best part is seeing the pyramids lit up at the night. But it can be boring for kids.

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Thank Leena T
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially the light show and music were very evocative, and the story of the Pharaohs was informative and spectacular. It is impressive to see the collonade lit up. However, the last 30 minutes of the show by the lake degenerated into a Disney-like parody, with laser lights randomly flashing and the story become incomprehensible. Overall, it is definitely worth doing... More 

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Thank NYandAussie
Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you buy your ticket to share a beautiful experience, the lights eluminate the entrance and the beautiful hall of Pillars , and tell the story of each and every object that was built in the Karnak temple, the 3 small temples at your left for Khunsu , Mut and Amon Gods,the temple was built around 1400 BC... More 

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Thank Mghazi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Painful. Do not go on the Arabic tour, if you want to hear anything, even with English translation headphones, there were too many people, and the production on all levels is poor. Only good thing is seeing the temple lit up, but would be nicer to see it like that, without the "show"...

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Thank rowanbanner
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The production was a potted version of the history of the Pyramids and the Sphinx; how and where the burial chamber was; and how the Pharoah made his last journey. It took around an hour and was very interesting.

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