Egypt Lifts All COVID-19-related Restrictions on Arrivals - Check for More!

Luxor Temple

Information About Luxor Temple | Egypt Tours Portal

Luxor Temple Facts

Within the ancient city of "Thebes" lies the purest vision of elegance and wonder, and one of the world’s largest and most magical Outdoor Museum "Luxor Temple". The temple was built in 1400 BCE during Egypt new Kingdom in the reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) of the 18th dynasty and completed by Tutankhamun (1336-1327 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) under the name ipet resyet which means “The Southern Sanctuary”. It was also enlarged and expanded by King Ramses II (1279-1213 BC).

Luxor temple was the center of the political and religious aspects of Thebes. It was dedicated to the God Amun of the Theban Triad with Mut and Khonsu and the temple was the annual location for the Opet Festival where the three statues of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu are transferred from Karnak temple to the Luxor Temple, to highlight the concept of rebirth. The temple stature falls through time but the glory days of Amenhotep where once restored By Alexander the Great in 320 BC where it became the center of the Roman emperor cult.

Luxor Temple History

Luxor temple is one of the most visited landmarks in Egypt, which you can when you visit Egypt due to its excellent preserved condition and intact beautiful carvings and the rare phenomenon of having only two pharaohs leaving a significant mark on its architectural structure. The temple contains several pylons that can reach 70 yards long. The entrance of the temple is in the north and is lined a Sacred Way Known as Avenue of Sphinxes.

The temple contains a peristyle courtyard dating back to Amenhotep which holds the best-preserved columns on the eastern side while the southern side is made up of 32 columns that leads to the inner sanctums which were used as a chapel during the Roman times. Luxor temple also holds a birth shrine built by Amenhotep III and a barque shrine to be used by Amun built by Alexander. Ramses II constructed a pylon which shows two towers at the height of 24 m and the wide of 65 m that is decorated with his military expeditions and victory at the battle of Kadesh.

Check our Egypt vacation packages and Nile river cruises which include tours to Luxor temple accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide.

4 Days Cairo Tour Packages - Egypt Tours Portal
From: $290

Availability: Everyday

4 Days Cairo Tour Packages

Private 4 Days Cairo Tour Packages for American Travelers
4 days Cairo Egypt Tour package will be the k...

Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Tour Type

Classic Tour

5 Days Cairo & Alexandria Tour Package
From: $440

Availability: Everyday

5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package

5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package For American Travelers
5 days Cairo and Alexandria tour package...

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Type

Classic Tour

6 Days Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Holiday - Egypt Tours Portal
From: $760

Availability: Everyday

6 Days Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Holiday

6 Days Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Tour Package For American Travelers
6 days Cairo, Luxor & Aswan tour...

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour Type

Classic Tour

7 Days Cairo and Hurghada Holiday - Egypt Tours Portal
From: $810

Availability: Everyday

7 Days Cairo and Hurghada Holiday

Amazing 7 Days Cairo and Hurghada Holiday for American Travelers
7 Days Cairo & Hurghada tour packag...

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Type

Classic Tour

Was This Article Helpful?

How Good is Egypt Tours Portal?

Egypt Tours Portal prides itself on being the best travel agency in Egypt as proven by our numerous positive reviews.

Once in a lifetime trip

My fiancé and I booked a private 5 day tour of Egypt with ETP starting in Cairo followed by Aswan, Abu Simbel and Luxor. We just got home and continue to talk ...Read More

testimonial image

Ariana C

November 2021

Awesome experience, awesome guides

This was the trip of a lifetime that I was able to have with my eldest son - an absolutely amazing experience. To be able to actually see the places and artifac...Read More

testimonial image

L Joe Smith

November 2021

Our Partners

  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners
  • Egypt Tours Portal Parners