Touring Luxor is an amazing thing to be able to do. The entire city is an open air museum just covered in artifacts and history. This picture was taken inside the Kernak Temple, one of the largest sites in the city of Luxor (which history remembers as Thebes) and one that could take anywhere from an hour to a decade to explore.
Taking photos in the temple actually wasn’t so easy. The hoards of people were one challenge but the sunlight was the larger challenge. The sun did a good job of whitewashing a lot of detail away and it took a keen idea to spot places with good hieroglyphics, no direct sunlight, and enough daylight to not need a flash or a tripod.
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IF YOU GO: Egypt is a great destination, especially now as many tourists canceling their holidays in Egypt on account of the recent uprisings. Luxor is filled with great places to stay and eat and finding one for you is easy as pie. Take a river cruise from Aswan or the train from Cairo and plan to spend a few days touring and soaking up the history.