Photos: The Guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor

These guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor aren’t really the typical guards we usually see anywhere. They’re not armed and they certainly don’t have that kind of bulging chests and broad shoulders nor an intimidating look when we stare at them.

The Karnak Temple is a massive archaeological area that shows the richness of ancient Egyptian culture and history. These guards are supposed to be spread out all over the place but they seem to congregate in the hypostyle hall because that’s where most tourists stay for a long time for taking pictures. And with an economic reason, too!

These enormous columns are super photogenic!

The Guards Karnak Temple in Luxor (Egypt)
The Guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor (Egypt)
Things to do and see in Luxor.
The massive columns will blow your mind away.
The Guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor (Egypt)
The Guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor (Egypt)
Things to do and see in Luxor (Egypt).
The temple will never fail to amaze you!
The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)
Don’t forget to see the details up close.
Things to do and see in Luxor (Egypt).
You feel so tiny standing next to these massive columns.
The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)
The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)
Things to do and see in Luxor (Egypt).
You will really love this place.
The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)
The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)
Things to do and see in Luxor (Egypt).
Get lost in the labyrinth of massive columns.

Remember
When these guards motion you to follow them because he wants to show you something¬†interesting to photograph, just smile. Don’t follow him. He’s only going to point up and down the columns to show you how beautiful it is but not really telling you what is it because he can’t speak English. And if you fall for this annoying habit, believe me, they’re going to ask you for money upfront when you’re done taking the photo. And not just here – but in many tourist attractions in Egypt.

How to Save Money and Time in Luxor

Luxor is an ancient city you have to explore and walk through while learning its history. Taking public transport in Luxor to tourist attractions will take you ages, so forget about it. I recommend that taking a tour saves you so much time.

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