Karnak Open Air Museum

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The Karnak Open Air Museum in Luxor is one of the largest archeological and historic sites in Egypt and a mecca for tourists wanting to explore its many ancient artifacts and stunning artifacts. Situated on the east bank of the Nile River in Luxor Governorate, the Karnak Open Air Museum consists of an extensive temple site with several small chapels and sanctuaries dedicated to diverse gods. It is said that the main temple was in active use for more than two thousand years giving it access to ancient data and making it the largest ancient temple site in the world.

Must see things at the Karnak Open Air Museum:

When visiting the museum, tourists are sure to be amazed by the sheer scale, size, and beauty of the complex. The Great Hypostyle Hall is a vast, grand, and impressive colonnade hall that was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II. The roof is made from sandstone and in total there are 134 huge and intricately carved papyrus-style columns, each with a different deity on top.

The Second Pylon:

Visitors will then move on to the Second Pylon, which was built by Ramses II and is the heart and soul of this magnificent temple. Tourists can explore the beautiful reliefs, which tell stories and feature scenes depicting the rich history of the complex. The vast Sacred Lake is also worth exploring, with its reflecting pool providing a perfect place for photographs and social media lovers.

Explore the natural beauty at the Karnak Open Air Museum:

The gardens are a sight to behold, with a variety of plants and flowers, and the courtyard is beautifully kept. The Solar Barque, which was built in the 13th century BC and is one of the most amazing discoveries in ancient Egypt, is also worth visiting. The ancient tombs, which were used for burials and other rituals, are another highlight and have caused fascination among visitors to this day.

Finally, the open-air museum has many interactive activities, such as games, videos, and tours. There are also educational activities such as dressing up in the original pharaonic clothing which is once in a lifetime experience, making and enjoying the original dishes, and doing a little Egyptian dancing.

Karnak Open Air Museum is certainly a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Luxor and is sure to be a memorable experience. The grandeur and awe-inspiring architecture, combined with the extensive history and interactive activities, make this open-air museum one of the most captivating attractions in Luxor.

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    3 hours

Address of Karnak Open Air Museum

Karnak, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Opening & Closing time of Karnak Open Air Museum

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