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Avenue of Sphinxes

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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Long walk but worth it each one is different and it's interesting to imagine what it will be like once it is open at the Karnak side

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long walk but worth it each one is different and it's interesting to imagine what it will be like once it is open at the Karnak side

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Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have not completed restoring all of Shinixes, they used run between the 2 temples. You can see them as you drive along. There are many miles between the two and it will take years to complete

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Port Douglas, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to see the excavation here which has unearthed the avenue all the way to Karnak Temple from Luxor temple. Our taxi driver took us into a residential part to see even more. Worth getting off the beaten path to see this.

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South Korea
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Imagine: It's nighttime. Stroll away, with Luxor Temple behind you, sphinxes light your path, the Coptic Church cross is bright in the distance in front of you and the Muslim call to prayer echoes in the night. Look up. Stars. Listen to the voice of history. This may have been my favorite moment of the trip. Truly. We eventually meandered... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How old these are on looking at some of our photos, on our returning home - some of the detail is amazing. Would recommend a good guide to explain what you will see. We used Memphis Tours and we couldn't fault them for comfort and value for money.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the avenue is 2,700 meters long and 76 meters wide, and lined with a number of statues in the shape of sphinxes. This is one of the most important archaeological and religious paths in Luxor, as it was the location of important religious ceremonies in ancient times, most notably the Beautiful Feast of Opet, an ancient Egyptian festival of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is in reconstruction. From Luxor to Karnak a full avenue with sfinxes on both sides to watch the pharaoh walking to the temple. Great work of ancients and impressive reconstruction work .

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impressive how long and far this avenue goes for. We didn't walk all of it, just the small section close to the Luxor temple. It is beautiful and offers some free space. We went at night as it would be very hot during the day!

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Bowling Green, KY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

part of same complex to untrained eye. It is interesting to see the layout as part of the larger area.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's crazy to see people living in such close proximity to this temple.... I wish they look after it more. just breath taking

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