Karnak_aetThe Temples of Karnak

An overwhelming feeling emerges from the sight of the immense Great Temple of Amun-Ra.
Initially built by pharaohs of the 12th dynasty, successive pharaohs expanded the complex over a 2000-year period. Massive pylons and pillars loom above the smaller chapels scattered throughout the enclosure.

Important features are:

  • the Hypostyle Hall with more than 100 massive sandstone columns
  • two of the largest pink granite obelisks ever erected
  • the imposing giant scarab representing the young sun god Khephera
  • the man made Sacred Lake, which served the priest for their daily purification rites and other water ceremonies.

After sunset you can enjoy a fascinating and dramatic ‘Sound and Light Show’.