Temples of Luxor and Karnak
The Temple of Karnak is the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the 134 gargantuan stone columns of its Great Hypostyle Hall are among Egypt’s most impressive sights. The nearby Temple of Luxor is equally spectacular, especially when viewed at sunset.
Valley of the Kings
The remote and barren Valley of the Kings served as a royal necropolis for almost five hundred years. One of the smallest but best-known tombs in the valley belong to the ill-fated boy king Tutankhamun, discovered by esteemed British Egyptologist, Howard Carter, in 1922
Temple of Hathor
Typically depicted with large cow’s ears, Hathor is the goddess of music, dance, love, beauty, and other earthly pleasures. While many grand structures were created in her honour, Hathor’s beautiful temple in Dendera is considered the best-preserved temple in all of Egypt.
Pyramids of Giza & The Sphinx
The Pyramids of Giza are collectively the sole survivor of the fabled Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the largest of them – Khufu – is a bona fide architectural masterpiece. The pyramids and the nearby half-man, half-lion Great Sphinx are all UNESCO – designated sites.
Temple of Hatshepsut
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut was an unusual structure even in its day, designed to seamlessly blend into its natural surroundings on the west bank of the Nile. It features a series of dramatic terraces set against a stunning backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. (pictured)
The Temple of Horus
This magnificent structure was buried under sand for two thousand years, and is one of the largest and most intact temples in Egypt. According to ancient myth, the site marks where the falcon-headed god Horus fiercely battled his uncle, who had murdered Horus’s father, Osiris.
Source: Uniworld 2015-2016 Egypt – Boutique River Cruise and Journey