Egyptian Ruins

Must-see temples while on a Nile cruise

A 7-night Nile cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to travel ancient Egypt and marvel at its rich history, religion and architecture. Egypt’s temples are often overlooked, despite being fascinating spectacles that are a must-see. Below is a list of some of the magnificent temples that will leave you in awe while on your Nile River cruise.

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is located in the middle of Luxor town, making it a very convenient spot for exploration. It carries a rich history among ancient rulers, with the likes of King Tut having put his mark on this temple, as well as Ramses the Great who contributed to its construction. The Luxor Temple is also one of the few temples that carry a mixture of cultures. It associated with gods such as Amun and Mut and served as a church and mosque in later times.

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple is located in Luxor and is the largest temple in Egypt. Its great hypostyle hall currently holds the record of being the largest room in any religious building. While on your Egypt Nile cruise, you are also likely to see the delicate carvings and obelisks that display its majestic history. Karnak Temple also boasts various building styles owed to diverse gods that ancient Egyptians worshipped over time.

The Temple of Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo is also a must-see temple while on your Egypt cruise. It is one of the only temples whose walls depict the beloved Cleopatra. Its original colours are still present and carry a unique history – it serves as a double temple dedicated to the Crocodile God, as well as Horus, the Falcon God.

Philae Temple

The Philae Temple is located in Aswan, surrounded by gorgeous carvings and pylons. Taking a Nile River cruise to this temple builds your anticipation as you walk up the leading collonaded courtyard. It is considered one of Egypt’s most alluring temples due to its island location.

Taking a trip to these temples will help to make your Nile cruise even more memorable. Contact Classic Holidays today to find out how we can organise your dream holiday, as we can arrange an itinerary that is suited to your requirements.

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