The spectacular Temples of Karnak are not to be missed when you travel to Egypt. As Michael Wood of the BBC History channel puts it: "Karnak is like a theme park of ancient Egyptian religion - in which every god and goddess of that civilization was represented over a period of about 2,000 years". It is no wonder then that Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt. The site is huge, measuring 1500 x 800 meters, and is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods. If you don't have the energy to cover all that ground then don't miss the Hypostile Hall
in the Great Temple of Amun.
There are several performances of the sound and light show a night with mixed reviews, but mostly good.
For more information about Karnak and the town of Luxor nearby, see my Guide to Luxor, Karnak and Thebes. More information about Nile cruises...