Visit Karnak, a vast complex of temples, pylons and chapels and other structures built between the Middle Kingdom and Ptolemaic periods, including the Great Hypostyle Hall. Exploring Karnak offers a vivid glimpse into the opulence of Egypt's ancient religious practices. Situated on the east bank of the Nile River, Karnak Temple stands as one of the largest and most awe-inspiring temple complexes in the world. Constructed over a span of 2,000 years, starting around 2055 BCE, it served as the centre for worship of the Theban triad—Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.
The complex is a vast open-air museum featuring an intricate network of pylons, obelisks, statues, and halls, each contributing to the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture. The Great Hypostyle Hall, with its towering columns, is a notable highlight, and the Avenue of Sphinxes connects Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple over a distance of about two miles.