Luxor temple



Luxor Temple is considered a truly enormous ancient Egyptian temple complex, sited on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. It was established 3400 years ago during the New Kingdom of Egypt History. It is known as Ipet Rsyt in Hieroglyphics, which means "the southern sanctuary". There are various magnificent temples on the west and east banks of the Nile in Luxor.


 

Luxor Temple is considered a truly enormous ancient Egyptian temple complex, sited on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. It was established 3400 years ago during the New Kingdom of Egypt History. It is known as Ipet Rsyt in Hieroglyphics, which means "the southern sanctuary". There are various magnificent temples on the west and east banks of the Nile in Luxor.

Four of the significant mortuary temples visited by early travelers and tourists include the Temple of Seti I, Hatshepsut Temple at El- Deir el Bahri, the Temple of Ramesses the second, and Ramesses the third Temple at Medinet Habu; and the two primary cult temples on the east bank are identified as Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. The Temple was not built to a specific god or a deity version of the king after death, unlike the other temples in Luxor.

Alternatively, Luxor temple is dedicated to the renewal of sovereignty; it may have been where several of the Kings of Egypt were crowned in fact (as in the example of Alexander the Great who proclaimed he was crowned in Luxor but no evidences prove that he traveled south of Memphis.

There are chapels to the back of the temple built by Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, and Alexander The Great. Separate parts of the temple were actually built by Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. During the Roman epoch, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary stronghold and the home of the Roman government in the area.

Amenhotep III constructed the Luxor Temple. Amenhotep, son of Habu, was the master architect and supervisor of this huge erection. The Temple was adjacent to the River Nile and was established on the site where a smaller temple dedicated to god Amun was standing, built by the powerful kings of the twelfth dynasty. During the period of Amenhotep the third, Luxor Temple was just 55m in width and 190m in length. Luxor Temple was dedicated to Amun Ra's fertility aspect.

The Luxor temple is considered as one of the best-preserved of all of the ancient monuments with large amounts of the structure, statuary and relief carvings still intact, making it one of the most important sites in Luxor and the whole Egypt. There are few places in Egypt where one is put so directly and clearly in touch with the remarkable length of Egypt’s history.

Amenhotep III, who was one of the great builders of ancient Egypt, built the temple during his reign,1390 till 1352 BC. In its current form, though, the temple appears to be one of the many projects the Ramesses II commissioned during his long reign. builder, Ramesses II also seized many existing monuments to add to his own credit. The statues and carvings that embellish the temple today mainly feature Ramesses II.

Luxor Temple and temple complex of Karnak are the most famous temples around Luxor, and they both located on the East Bank of the Nile yet heavily visited by the tourists' activities during Egypt Day Tours. The avenue of Sphinxes that connects Luxor Temple with Karnak Temple for a distance of about three kilometers is now under excavations.

The location of Luxor Temple makes it easy to be visited any time during the day. And even when it is closed it is seen from the Nile Corniche and the city center. The best time to visit the temple is at sunset.

You can visit Luxor Temple during many Egypt Day Tours, Luxor Day Tours and Excursions like:

Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight
Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight
A charming Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride​​​​​​​
Cairo Day Tour to Luxor by Air
Luxor day tour to the East and the West Bank
Luxor and Aswan Overnight Trip from Cairo​​​​​​​
Overnight Tour to Abydos, Dendera, and Luxor from Cairo​​​​​​​
You can enjoy a Day Trip to Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh from our diversity of Sharm El Sheikh Day Tours and Excursions​​​​​​​
Our selection of Hurghada Day Tours also did not miss a Luxor Day Tours from Hurghada​​​​​​​ or 2 Days Trip to Luxor from Hurghada​​​​​​​
Luxor Day Trip from Dahab by FlightLuxor Tour from Marsa Alam​​​​​​​ or even if you want to choose from Egypt Day Tours in Taba through a Luxor Day Trip from Taba by Flight​​​​​​​
Or you can try our Aswan Day Tours, Sightseeing and Excursions through this Aswan to Luxor Day Trip

Or from Egypt Travel Packages like:
Egypt Christmas and New Year Tours like a pleasant 5 Days Cairo and Luxor Holiday during the Christmas​​​​​​​
5-Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package
5 Days Cairo and Luxor Vacation​​​​​​​
Egypt Luxury Customized Tours to Cairo & Nile Cruise Luxury Tour​​​​​​​

Or you can explore Upper Egypt via one of our Egypt Nile Cruise Tours such as:
MS Tulip Nile Cruise --- MY Alexander the Great Nile Cruise --- MS Al Jamila Nile Cruise --- Al Kahila Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan --- Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise --- Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

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