The Amazing Temple Complex of Karnak in Egypt



One of the most interesting places to see and visit in Egypt is the Temple of Karnak. It is a place of history, culture, and remarkable architecture. It is commonly known only as Karnak and is a group of ruined temples, pylons, buildings and other monuments that showcases some of the finest Egyptian designs and architecture. The Karnak Temple is the biggest temple complex in the world with an area of about 100 hectares and was known during ancient Egyptian times as Ipet-isut or The Most Selected of Places and is dedicated to Pharoah Amon-Re. Some of the interesting sights to see while in this amazing Egyptian temple complex are, The Precinct of Temple of Amon Re, it is open to the public and is entered through the Avenue of the Sphinxes; The Great Hypostyle Hall which is a 134 huge and tall columns in 16 rows and is one of the most visited monuments in Egypt; The Obelisk of Thutmose I, which is a 71 feet/21.7 meters in height and sits on a 6 feet/1.8 meters square base and weighs about 143 tons and has three vertical inscriptions on its sides; and like most temples in Egypt Karnak also has a lake, The Sacred Lake of Karnak where religious rituals and festivals were performed and where priests go daily to purify themselves. Pharaohs and their offerings were also known to purify in this sacred lake. The Karnak Temple Complex in Egypt is truly one of the most marvelous travel destinations in the world.














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