We decided to visit Karnak without a guide. We organised a taxi to take us and pick us up. We prepaid for both and hoped for the best (lucky for us the fellow was very honest). We hopped in and headed for the temple.
It was a short 10 minute taxi ride to our destination. We agreed that the fellow would pick us up two hours later. This would give us just enough time to marvel at the vast open air museum. There are four parts to the temple. The largest is the only one open for viewing. Here is a link to wikipedia if you are interested in details - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnak.
We entered a main building that housed a large model of what Karnak used to look like before we headed outside to see the ruins.
|a model of what Karnak used to look like|
|this is the model of the entrance that we went in|
Shaun arrived back from his walk just in time to grab our taxi. As he was searching for our driver I spotted a lovely bright orange Egyptian top. I was able to purchase it for 40 Egyptian pounds. It was a great deal and is one of my favourite tops. After my purchase we hopped into the taxi who was waiting patiently for us and headed back to the hotel to relax and pack as we were departing the following day back to Turkey.
|view as we walked up|
|ruins outside the main entrance|
|ruins of an obelisk|
|row of rams|
|one of the walls|
|columns, columns and more columns|
|hieroglyphics at the top between columns with beautiful colours|
|obelisk of Hatshepsut|
|another shot of the obelisk of Hatshepsut|
|just chilling at Karnak|
|did I mention columns|
|this scarab beetle brings good luck when you rub it|
|yes, the kids found s dog to love even in the temple|
|Paige loving Karnak|
|yes, I am picking the rams nose|