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The Travel Guide to Karnak highlights the most important places to visit in this area of Egypt and its significance to the history of Egypt together with Ancient Egyptian facts and information about Karnak. The Temple of Karnak is located on the East Bank of Luxor.

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Places to Visit and tour in Karnak
The most famous place to visit in Karnak is as follows:

  • The Temple of Karnak which consists of a complex of temples including the Great Temple of Amon Ra (the Great Temple of Amun), the Temple of Khonso, the Temple of Ptah and the Temple of the God Osiris

The Temple of Karnak
Karnak houses the largest temple complex ever built and the Temple of Karnak was the center of worship of the Ancient Egyptian god Amun. The complex consists of three main temples together with several smaller enclosed and outer temples. The complex of temples consists of temples, pylons, obelisks, shrines, statues, avenue of sphinxes and sacred lakes.

The Karnak temples and monuments were built to celebrate the following gods and the living gods who were the Pharaohs:

  • Temples to the gods:
    • Amun
    • Ptah
    • Khonso
    • Osiris
    • Mut
    • Montu
    • Opet
  • Temples, Obelisks and Pylons to the Pharaohs:
    • Ramses II (The Great)
    • Ramses III
    • Amenhotep III
    • Tuthmosis I
    • Ramses VI
    • Hatshepsut

Location of Karnak
Our Egypt travel guide differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower Egypt. Karnak is located in Upper Egypt.  Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in 3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Upper Egypt, including Karnak, using our travel guide.

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