Luxor Temple Part 2
I have passed by Luxor Temple a hundred times and never had a chance to go in until last Sunday. I had a day off, my first ever since being in Egypt, and I knew that I had to go inside and explore. I went at 7am in the morning to try and escape the worst of the heat. By midday it is upwards of 40 degrees, if I went outside in that I would catch fire. The place was empty. There was an English couple there who I was very pleased to see so I could have them take a picture of me. Besides from that the place was deserted. It is tragic how few tourists there are here but having the place to myself was incredible.
It was my first time visiting a temple without a guide and a group of guests. I got to make up my own stories for the temple. I walked around for ages looking at the hieroglyphics and the statues and just soaking up the atmosphere. Every temple has a different feel. Being in Luxor Temple made my heart race. I could feel pride soaked into the walls. It sounds insane but if you have been to Egypt before you will know what I’m talking about. You can not visit the temples and not feel moved. The Ancient Egyptians were magicians. Temples that have stood for millenniums are alive.