Experience the beauty of the Temples of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you on a journey into Ancient Egypt during your stay in Luxor. Watch in awe at the bright illuminations reflecting off the water and lighting up the sky as the ancient splendor of Thebes comes back to glorious life. Experience the world famous Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple on the bank of the River Nile.
This unique show narrates the story of the temple and the history of Thebes, including the lives and celebrated achievements of the great pharaohs who built the necropolis. As you wander around the illuminated monuments and towering obelisks, marvel at the sheers size of the great hypostyle hall and view the eerie reflection of the temple at the Sacred Lake, the setting for a dramatic finale to the show.
Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some great Pharaohs, with poetic descriptions of the ancient treasures. As visitors walk through the complex of temples, pharaohs arise to tell the story of their interesting lives, as haunting music mysteriously flows through this ancient city. Ancient and poetic voices tell the visitors about the birth of Karnak temple and the heroic achievements of pharaohs and god Amun. It is an enchanting and supernatural experience to listen to sound effects and gaze at the magnificent ruins illuminated during the well-presented show.
It is one of the most important temples of the city of Luxor also its considered the largest temples of the ancient world, its construction started in the reign of King Seti I, and was completed during the reign of King Ramses II. It is located three kilometers to the north of Luxor temple. It built for the worship of the sacred trinity of Tehbes, Amoun-Re, his Wife, Moot, and son.
Pick you up from your Luxor hotel or Nile cruise for an evening of entertainment and culture. Depart for the Sound and Light Show at Karnak from your Luxor hotel of cruise ship for an evening of entertainment Egyptian style. The show begins as you walk along the Avenue of Sphinx, passing through the towering facade into the Great Court. Walking through the complex a booming Pharaoh's voice narrates the history of Upper Egypt and the New Kingdom as the various additions left by rulers such as King Tutankhamun, Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut are illuminated against the night sky.
The second part of the Sound and Light Show at Karnak finds you seated overlooking the sacred lake as the complex is illuminated and the story of Egypt continues. Please note, while the show is suitable for all ages, the complex is very dark and commentary loud which younger children may find frightening. The ground in and around Karnak is uneven and sandy, please where comfortable, flat walking shoes.
Show times are at 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM. Various shows are in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Kindly note that the show is suitable for all ages but the complex is very dark and commentary loud which younger children may find frightening, also the comfortable flat walking shoes are necessary.