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Avenue of Sphinxes

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Address: between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Go at Night!

The view of the long avenue of these sphinxes is amazing at night! Easy access right next to the Luxor Temple.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view of the long avenue of these sphinxes is amazing at night! Easy access right next to the Luxor Temple.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to see and admire. A road full of ancient Sphinxes with great detail. However, there is no meaning to pass all the road because in all the way you see the same Sphinxes all the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see that 3500 years ago, they could make such a spectacular and clean avenue. This avenue looks great at night also

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really worth going out of your way for, but this is right next to Luxor Temple and is a long line of sphinxes that originally went the two miles to Karnak. Worth taking a look at.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Avenue of Sphinxes is under restoration at the moment since they have done the last part of excavation recently, They already found it all but still restoring them. After they make full restoration of the 1600 sphinxes they will open it for tourist to walk through and wander. It links Karnak with Luxor Temple for the distance of 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally, the Avenue of the Sphinxes would lead from the Temple of Luxor straight to the Temple of Karnak. Midway along this avenue, the heads of the statues change, and the head of a lion becomes the head of a ram. Each sphinx holds a statue of the king between its paws. A magnificent avenue!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only discovered in 1974 it is an amazing avenue.It is thought to stretch originally to Karnak. The sculptures (carvings) of the Spinx are really superb and if you get there switch on your imagination to try and get the full splendor that we can only think about what it must have been like. Go and see if you are visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An avenue formed by sphinxes on both sides is a novel pathway. This originally connected the Luxor temple to the Karnak Temple but over time this pathway has been disrupted, destroyed along the way. However, the line up of the sphinx is truly a sight to be seen by every tourist visiting Egypt. Quite a few of them have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to believe that this was all built so long ago, and it is a shame so much of it has been destroyed. To imagine this road of sphinxes and what it looked like when completed is another amazing feat that the Egyptians accomplished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best full length view of the 1 1/2 mile long Avenue of Sphinxes happened when we drove from Luxor to the Luxor Airport. On one side of the overpass, the Avenue of Sphinxes headed toward Luxor Temple while, on the other side of the road, this Avenue aimed for Karnak Temple. The Avenue of Sphinxes was marked out by... More 

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