No trip to Egypt is complete without experiencing the rich history through many of its inspiring ruins.
After learning from textbooks it felt like a surreal opportunity to see it for ourselves.
While each location offered a unique experience we found the Luxor Temple to be memorable as there were very few people there during our visit.
It was almost as if we had the entire place to ourselves the majority of the time.
The ancient Temple of Luxor offered an impressive entrance that demanded our full attention.
Once inside we were able to get up close to the structures and see the intricacies of the statues and hieroglyphics.
The entire family was in awe discovering this ancient wonder and for a brief moment we felt like we had stepped back in time.
While the temple is not the grandest we saw during our time in Egypt, it was still a great testament of the building power and ability of the people to build such mind-boggling structures thousands of years ago.
Suggestions for Visiting the Temple of Luxor:
-Take a taxi directly from your hotel and have the driver come when you when you are finished. We arranged it in advance at our hotel so we didn’t have to worry about our driver speaking English.
-While we visited during March and it was not the high peak heat season, we were pretty toasty so definitely bring lots of water if you are traveling during warmer months.
-There are a few locals walking within the Temple who will try to explain the history and structures to you. If you are interested just be mindful they expect a good tip at the end, if you are not interested do your best to let them know and don’t fall into their trap.
-As mentioned before the Temple is not very large so we managed to visit both the Karnak Temple and this one on the same day. If you only have a day to spend in Luxor then its totally doable.
-There is not a lot of shade so make sure to wear sunscreen and even invest in some fun summer hats for the little ones.
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