142. Luxor Temple

What is Luxor Temple? 

It's a big temple complex on the banks of the Nile that was constructed in 1400 BC. It was completed by Tutankhamun and there are enormous statues of him and his wife within the temple.

What's Luxor Temple like? 

It's amazing - the size and scale of the statues are incredible. 

Where is Luxor Temple?

Luxor, Egypt 

When did we go?

April 2006 

How did we get to Luxor Temple?

We did a Nile Cruise - I wasn't sure about the idea but it turned out to be one of our best ever holidays. We also visited Karnak (106) and the Valley of the Kings (45). 

Worth noting

I cannot imagine visiting the temples of Egypt without a tour guide - there's so much that you would never see or know to look for if you were on your own.

Where was Luxor Temple in the 2015 edition of the Lonely Planet Travel List? 


Does Luxor Temple deserve its higher place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500?

Yes definitely - I'm glad it got elevated this year.