Amun Temple Enclosure
Amun-Ra was the local god of Karnak (Luxor) and during the New Kingdom, when the princes of Thebes ruled Egypt, he became the preeminent...
Montu Temple Enclosure
A gate, usually locked, on the wall near the Temple of Ptah (in the Amun Temple Enclosure) leads to the Montu Temple Enclosure. Montu,...
Karnak Sound and Light Show
This highly kitsch sound and light show is a 1½-hour Hollywood-style extravaganza that recounts the history of Thebes and the lives of...
The disco here is currently closed.
Silk Road is one of the most sophisticated dining experiences in Luxor, offering an exotic cuisine, rich in spices, sourced from India,...
Open-Air Museum information
Off to the left (north) of the first court of the Amun Temple Enclosure is Karnak’s open-air museum. The term "museum" and the fact that there is so much else to see in Karnak means that most visitors skip this collection of stones, statues and shrines, but it is definitely worth a look.
The well-preserved chapels include the White Chapel of Sesostris I , one of the oldest and most beautiful monuments in Karnak, which has wonderful Middle Kingdom reliefs; the Red Chapel of Hatshepsut , its red quartzite blocks reassembled in 2000; and the Alabaster Chapel of Amenhotep I . The museum also contains a collection of statuary found throughout the temple complex.