Here lies the entrance to one of Egypt's most fascinating ruins, Karnak temple. With rows of lions and rams guarding the entrance, this is the massive temple is where the rituals of the mummification of the kings and queens of Egypt took place. It's a short faluka (Egyptian boat) ride across the Nile to the Valley of the Kings. You can easily spend a day here wandering around the old city's massive walls, pillars and decoratively preserved painted walls. It is located quite close to the city of Luxor, and very easily accessible by taxi or horse drawn carriage.

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