Photo of Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple complex is part of the necropolis of ancient Thebes, across the Nile River from what is now Luxor, Egypt. Built over a period of 1300 years, Karnak is actually a group of ancient temples and buildings, the assemblage of which is the largest example of a single-location temple complex in the world. The most impressive part of Karnak is the Great Hypostyle Hall, but the entire place is amazing and several days can easily be spent exploring and admiring the ruins. Karnak was the highlight of our entire time in Egypt. Shown below is a section of Karnak, with temple ruins, pylon and a large obelisk visible, as well some of the sphinxes seen along the Avenue of Sphinxes on the approach to the temple of Amun in Karnak.

Karnak Temple complex, Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple complex.
Image ID: 18483
Location: Luxor, Egypt

Avenue of Sphinxes approaching the Temple of Amun, part of the Karnak Temple complex, Luxor, Egypt

Avenue of Sphinxes approaching the Temple of Amun, part of the Karnak Temple complex.
Image ID: 18485
Location: Luxor, Egypt