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{Exploring the Ancient Temple of Luxor With Kids}

· Egypt ·

October 17, 2018 6 Comments

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.

 

Be sure to check out the post from our visit to the Pyramids of Giza and for more on our Egypt travels go here.

 



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6 Comments

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    haydzarantz (Haydee Arante)

    May 25, 2017

    Enjoyed reading your blog. Normally I don’t read blogs but if blogs are these good, I may have to spend time reading them. Your photos are spectacular. Love all your outfit coordination. You’re such a wonderful, happy family. Thanks for sharing your blog.

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      Bel

      May 26, 2017

      Thank you for you kind words my dear! As always I appreciate it greatly and I am so glad you enjoyed reading through the blog. Xoxo!!

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    Teresa

    May 30, 2017

    Great post!! So interesting and very easy to read. Fantastic pictures!! Overall, I enjoyed a million your post!!

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      Bel

      May 30, 2017

      Thank you Teresa! It makes me so happy you found the article interesting and useful. It was certainly a place to remember!! Xxx

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    Sally

    December 4, 2018

    Beautiful family and great pictures. Quick question, we’re flying into Cairo in January from the USA. Is it difficult to get a visa at the airport?
    It’s so expensive to get it before we leave.
    Thanks so much.
    Sally

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      Bel

      December 4, 2018

      Hi Sally, getting the visa at the airport is an easy process for US citizens. We didn’t have any problems getting it. However, check to see what the current rates are so you can be prepared to the amount. Please let me know if there are any other questions or concerns you might have. Egypt is a great travel destination and you guys will have a wonderful time 🙂

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