El-karnak Tourism

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The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak (), comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of El-Karnak, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) north of Luxor.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at El-karnak, Egypt. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. The nearest major city to El-karnak is Luxor. Luxor is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Karnak Temple, Valley Of The Kings, Temple Of Hatshepsut . Also, to reach El-karnak, you'll have to take a flight to Luxor; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of El-karnak are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for El-karnak*

  • Pollution Statistics in El-karnak

    Know the pollution level of El-karnak before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • El-karnak: Crime and Safety

    How safe is El-karnak for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in El-karnak.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in El-karnak - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 42.71 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 46.55 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.83 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in El-karnak

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in El-karnak

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 68.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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