This temple was dedicated to a divine Egyptian triad, Amon-Min, Mut, and Khonsu. The Avenue of the Sphinxes connects it to Karnak Temple.
Built around 1380 BCE by Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Luxor Temple was symbolically the love nest of Theban gods, Amon-Min and Mut. The temple was also dedicated to the couple’s son, Khonsu. Over the centuries, various Pharaohs like Ramses II and Tutankhamun have added portions to the temple, making it the colossal temple complex that it is now. It boasts of the largest in-situ statues from Ancient Egypt: three of the original Colossi of Ramses II are in front of an enormous Pylon crawling with inscriptions. There are also granite statues of the court of Ramses II, 74 enormous columns, interesting wall paintings, and a lone Roman altar between the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Other highlights include the Colonnade and Court of Amenhotep II, with papyrus columns, Mosque of Abu- al-Haggag, and the Sanctuary of Alexander the Great…. The marvelous Avenue of the Sphinxes connect Luxor Temple with Karnak Temple.
How to get there
On foot or by bicycle. Enter through Al-Nil St.