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Yes Egypt is now a Muslim country but why build the this within the real Egyptian history. Not only is the vibe ruined with all the haggling and sleezyness of all the men but I couldn't even get a photo of the temple without a...More
I had noticed the mosque while visiting the Luxor Temple and decided to pay it a visit in the afternoon. As soon as I rocked up, a man offered his services to give me a tour. Obviously after taking off your shoes, you can go...More
I saw the mosque from the outside only on our sunset and evening visit to Luxor Temple. It was located right behind the first pylon, on the left, as I entered the temple's Great Court. I only became aware of the mosque, however, when I...More
This small mosque is one of the things that contributes to the specialness of Luxor temple, making the site one of continual worship for over 3,000 years. From ancient Egypt through the Byzantine church the mosque is built on top of, to modern day. You...More
On top of the Luxor Temple you will find the Abu el Haggag mosque. It is interesting because you can see pillars of the pharaonic temple inside a 13th century mosque with the tomb of Mr Haggag himself. Beautiful views all around.
The mosque is situated in the Luxor Temple complex but with a separate entrance. I visited the mosque in the evening and the setting was quite nice with the green of the mosque contrasting with the orange and white lighting of the Luxor Temple. the...More