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Karnak Temple Hypostyle Hall view of Obelisco de Tutmosis I

We all know Egypt is filled with tons of history — from the pyramids and temples, to ancient artifacts and hieroglyphics. Out of all the temples I visited in Egypt, and all around one of my favorite spots on my entire trip there, was the Karnak Temple. The feeling you get standing beneath the towering columns, finding the sunrise light peaking through, is unmatched. I mean it when I tell you, even in the smoldering summer heat, this place is magic!



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N25° 43' 06.4495"E32° 39' 28.5235"
This image was taken on the grounds of the Karnak Temple, specifically near Hypostyle Hall. I stood in a piece of light that shined through with the Obelisco de Tutmosis I column in the background. The easiest way to get there is by entering through the area at the Karnak Temple Entrance point (PM92+CP Luxor, Egypt). If you're driving, there's a parking lot available (25.719364, 32.653295). Walk through the ticket station to pay for your entrance, then exit the station and head toward the temples. Note: make sure you keep your ticket accessible once you walk to the temples in case they ask to see it. It's easy to find this perspective once you're inside the temple. Keep walking along the main path until you reach Hypostyle Hall, which will be about a 5-10 minutes walk from the entrance. Reference the GPS coordinates and you'll see the exact spot where I stood for this view.


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