After walking all the way down the Avenue of Sphinxes from Karnak to Luxor Temple, we visited Luxor Temple. Luxor Temple was just as beautiful as Karnak Temple, but much smaller.
At Karnak Temple the entrance fee was supposed to be 240 Egyptian pounds, but it was half price because of low tourism levels, the same was true at Luxor Temple. Luxor Temple only cost us 90 Egyptian Pounds to enter when our research said it is usually 160.
We were finally able to find a decent amount of shade, so we decided to stay at Luxor Temple and explore until the sun set. As the sun got lower, the tour buses started to pull up.
Luxor Temple is really interesting, when they uncovered it in the 1880’s it was almost completely covered in debris and sand.
There are Roman frescos in Luxor temple as well, a remnant of the Roman occupation of Luxor.
A third really interesting thing about Luxor temple is that there is a UNESCO protected mosque on top of a portion of the Temple. Both Luxor Temple and The Mosque of Abu Haggag are UNESCO sites, but the mosque rests atop Luxor Temple. It seems inevitable that both sites will have to co exist for a very long time.
As the sun set, we walked back to our hotel through some local markets.
We went to bed at 8:45 because the heat had made Jives feel unwell.