This post is part of a series on our trip to amazing Egypt in July 2014 during Eid Al Fitr holiday. Kaliwali kung mainit. Slapped some suncream and walked like an Egyptian! 🙂
Day 4: Luxor and Karnak Temple Overload
Ipagpatuloy natin ang pag-eexplore sa mga amazing ancient mega structures na itey Ate Charo. Sanay na kami sa arawan. Bawi na lang sa whitening lotion pag-uwi later sa Bahrain. 🙂
Siempre almusal muna c/o Sheraton Luxor. Need namin ng carbs to burn throughout the day.
Karnak Temple entrance with the sangkatutak na rams.
According to Mr. Wiki,
The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut (“The Most Selected of Places”) and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of El-Karnak, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) north of Luxor.
Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or “the southern sanctuary”.
Swerte daw ang giant scarab beetle na itey Ate Charo. And so umikot din tayo dyan ng 7 beses. 🙂
Lunch ulit sa Sonesta St. George
Ended the day by tuking in @ Fairmont Heliopolis. Dapat magna night out muna sana kami kaso medyo bad trip nung nag check in kami dine. Sarap saksakin ng bolpen ung naassign saming receptionist sa bagal mag-asikaso. Kaya tinulog ko nlang agad pagdating sa room, hmp. Anyhow, twas a lovely day sa Luxor and roaming around Karnak complex was my favorite part of this trip. 🙂
NB: Di na kami nakapunta sa Abu Simbel kasi malayo at wala na ring time. Balik na kami ng Bahrain bukas lah. Bet na bet ko pa naman ung giant monuments ni Rameses II doon Ate Charo. Mashallah makabalik. At during autumn/winter para di kami masunog maski maghapong magbabad outdoors. 🙂