Beside other temples, now destroyed, he set up the great west pylon of Karnak, and the pylon at Kharga.
In front of the pylon Rameses set up colossi and a pair of obelisks (one of which was taken to Paris in 1831 and re-erected in the Place de la Concorde).
The great temple of Edffl, which has its enclosure walls and pylon complete, and is the most perfect example remaining, was gradually built during a century and a half from Ptolemy III.
At Karnak the temple had a new front added as a great pylon, which was later used as the back of the hail of columns by Seti I.
added the great granite pylon there, covered with scenes of his festival; but at Thebes these kings only inscribed previous monuments.