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Karnak Temple

Karnak temple is one of the most famous ancient Egyptian temples located on east bank of Nile River in Theves. In the ancient time, This Temple of Karnak known as Ipet-isu, the home of the king of all gods, Amun-Ra. Karnak temple is one of the largest ancient religions site in the world. This is the combined achievement of many generations of Egyptian builders.

Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
The Temple of Amun at Karnak, Egypt

This complex structure is made up of three temples and is the largest religious building ever made covering around 240 acres, it takes over a time period of 1500 years to built this temple complex. For nearly 2,000 years, this religious building was a place of pilgrimage and dedicated to Theban triad of Pharoah Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The greatest architectural masterpiece of this temple is its Hypostyle Hall that has 134 massive column and rise upto 60 feets.

Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
Karnak Temple – Luxor, Egypt

Karnak temple attract vast majority of tourists as part of organized coach tour. You can hire a taxi, horse cart or minibus at Luxor bus station.

But remember, Egyptian temples are not public place as Church and Mosques, they are private sanctuaries and only Pharaoh or important priest can enter the main shrine. General people or ordinary tourists can only pray outside in the courtyard. Learn features of Egyptian temple by exploring this wonderful list of 10 ancient Egyptian temples.

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