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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice to see if your in Luxor We had this as part of our days tour along with other attractions.work going on to try preserve

Thank Stevehuddersfield68
Reviewed 4 days ago

These Sphinx were built all along the 3 Kms road from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple on both sides. But noe only a phew are left near the luxor temple.

Thank Mahesh G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Avenue of the Sphinx stretches from the entrance of the Temple of Luxor all the way to the Temple of Karnak. A distance of nearly 1 1/2 miles! Rows of hundreds of identical Sphinx stone statues line both sides of this avenue.

Thank Dao1949
Reviewed 6 days ago

The rows of sphinxes are impressive to look at any time, but sunset/dusk and evening can make for some amazing photos. Be sure to visit late afternoon with your camera.

Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 1 week ago

These amazing statues flank both sides of the ancient roadway way between Karnak and Luxor Temples. In different states of ruin, from reasonably intact to very damaged, their size and proximity to each other is astonishing. A fairly recent discovery, estimated at originally having over...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular, but we wanted to walk down the avenue. It will still be a long time til anyone is allowed to do that. I'm still pretty happy we got to see what we did

Thank theotherbart111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late in the evening which is ok but would have been much more visible during daylite. Still impressive & the board walk id's designed for tourists. Glad we came.

Thank ThaiFamilyExperience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We think there is only one sphinx at the Gizeh Pyramid near Cairo. We are mistaken. There are hundreds. And here you find an avenue lined on both sides with sphinxes to mark the entrance to Luxor Temple

Thank maggie47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in awe just looking at one after another of these rows of sphinxes. The grandeur of them in the time of the pharaohs could only be imagined . I didn't expect the condition of them to be so good and enjoyed seeking the...More

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 2 km plus line of Sphinxes ran from the Luxor Temple to Karnak temple. In the past many were buried and houses and businesses built over them. Currently excavation and restoration is ongoing and when completed promises another attraction for Luxor and likely a...More

Thank Greg48
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13 January 2015|
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Response from Catherine P | Reviewed this property |
No I'm afraid the Avenue has not been done, having been there in November and seen the condition of Luxor even from our last visit in May I'm afraid to say it may Never be finished . Luxor at the moment through no fault of... More