15. Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple is the largest of all the ruins discovered in Egypt and the second largest ancient religious site in the world (only smaller than Cambodia’s Angkor Wat). This temple took approximately 2,000 years to fully construct and with each new pharaoh came new design elements, making for a fascinating walk through the minds of Egypt’s most elite royalty.
You’ll spot a style mish-mash of gates, colonnades and even an obelisk as you wander the several kilometers around the site. Unlike many other temples in Egypt, Karnak temple sits in its original location on the banks of the Nile, in Luxor.