Temples of Karnak
A veritable sacred city devoted to the cult of Amun-Re, Karnak is a gigantic sanctuary dedicated to the Theban Triad. In addition to the Temple of Amun, you will also see here the temples of the goddess Mut and the god Khonsu. Karnak is one of the most important sites of the Nile Valley. Digs began here in 1860, but the site has yet to reveal many of its secrets, and research and digs continue today.
Jun-Sep: 6am-6.30pm; rest of year: 6am-5.30pm - Sound and Light show in French: Mon-Tue and Fri 7.45pm, Wed 9pm, Sat 6.30pm (check timelist). From the first pylon to the Sacred Lake. Tickets can be purchased before the temple or in a travel agency. £100; students £50 - photography and video recording permitted (no camera stand)