The Sphinx Avenue in Luxor is an important commercial avenue in the ancient city of Luxor. On both sides of the road are some old buildings, and on the first floor of the building are many shops, including restaurants and many handicraft shops. Luxor is the most worth visiting place for shopping, you can come and stroll around.
【Egypt Luxor】Wake up naturally when you sleep, walk to the Luxor Temple opposite. After visiting the temple, the McDonald’s opposite continued to milkshake [cover face]. During this trip to Egypt, you must drink enough milkshake [struggle][struggle][struggle]. McDonald's came out to fight [呲牙], the next temple continued to walk. Let me introduce you to Sphinx Avenue. Sphinx Avenue extends from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple which is three or four kilometers away. The two sides of this road were originally covered with stone statues of sphinxes. Now we You can still see this avenue, but there are few sphinx statues on both sides. Nevertheless, we can still feel the greatness of ancient Egyptian civilization! When we returned, the horse-drawn carriage took us to the market for a little stroll to experience the Egyptian people’s life in the market. [呲牙][呲牙][呲牙]
In Luxor, a city where Egypt has accumulated thousands of years of ancient civilization, there are relics of history everywhere, and the power of God is everywhere and people are always admired. This avenue along the Nile is also called "Sphynx"! Sphinx, ancient Egypt is described as a winged monster, usually a male, a symbol of "kindness" and "nobleness", which symbolizes the majesty of the emperor "Pharaoh". Later refers to all statues and patterns with human heads, bull heads or sheep heads and lion heads. In Greece it has a different representation and meaning. In Greek mythology, the winged Sphinx is a monster that can strangle people to death. In Greek mythology, Herapis Sphinx sits on a cliff near Theba City, stops passing passers-by, and asks them with the riddle taught by the Muse. Those who fail to guess it will be eaten by it. This riddle It is: "What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs at night? When he has the most legs, it is when he walks the slowest and has the weakest physical strength." Oedipus guessed. The correct answer is "people". The Sphinx was so ashamed that he jumped to death. Therefore, different countries have different cultural differences, which is also one of the reasons for world cultural exchanges!
In ancient times, this avenue connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple 2.5 kilometers away, with hundreds of sphinxes sitting on both sides. Also known as the Sphinx Avenue. The gate of Luxor Temple can be seen at the end of the avenue. Looking north is a straight imperial road with neatly arranged sphinxes on both sides. This is the famous Sphinx Avenue. As of 2004, there are still modern Luxor city buildings on this avenue, and now the city government has begun to clean up this avenue. When we went, we could see the basic scale of this avenue, but it was still being cleaned and restored. I believe it will be spectacular after all restorations.
The most magnificent entrance to the temple is Sphinx Avenue. The Avenue of Sphinxes looks very imposing at first glance. In fact, each statue is not very big, and the sense of restoration is very strong, so just look at it, don't spend too much time here.