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5/50.- Luxor, Luxor Temple, Ramses II courtyard

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In this photo you can see the two big statues of Ramses II. In front of the statues there used to be two big obelisks, only one remains today --the other one is in the Place de la Concorde, Paris. Ramses II is one of the most famous pharaohs. One of his works is the most amazing monument you can visit in Egypt: the Abu Simbel temple.

As you can see in the photo, thousands of tourists come here everyday to visit the temple. Most of them come with a tour operator and visit the temple with a guide. If you don't have a guide, you can join one of these groups.

Although I visited the temple in the morning, if you can, visit it in the afternoon. I was told the afternoon light and the lower temperature make the visit to the temple more enjoyable.

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