Luxor

Egypt - EG

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Travel Guide To Luxor 

Luxor is an important Egyptian city that has attracted people from all around the world since the very beginning. It is the Luxor Governorate’s capital that is divided by River Nile into two parts that sit on the east and the west bank of the river. The East Bank is the central city where most of the people reside and the west bank is called the “city of the dead”. This side celebrates death and afterlife as it has tombs and mortuaries.

The name of this city has been derived from the word, “Al-ʾuqṣur” which is an Arabic word that means “the palaces”. This city is one of the most ancient lands of the country which holds immense importance for all historians from all around the world. Tourism in this city has long prevailed until the attack on the city in a result of which 58 tourists were killed. This did, however, reduce tourism but now, the stats are catching up and this city has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.

Luxor is a treasure of historical constructions and ancient ruins, it is one of the few cities in this world that have preserved the ancient history, with such perfection, for the world to see. What to do in Luxor has numerous answers to it as this city offers plenty of activity options for the tourists and visitors.

This city is one of the most significant cities in Egypt due to its historical background. It is no less than a paradise for historians and architects. This city is home to the world’s largest temple, “the Karnak temple”. It is an enormous temple which took almost 2000 years to be completed. All pharaohs and even Napoleon has some of its marks on the huge pillars and walls of the temple. Another very popular temple in this city is the Luxor temple which was completed in 500 years. These two temples are the highlights of this beautiful city. Other than these two, there are numerous other historical ruins, temples and landmarks and due to this, many refer to this city as the largest open-air museum.

The city is so unique and gorgeous that it was gained a strong position in not only the country but also in the world. Visit Luxor once in your lifetime if you love traveling. It is a must-visit destination because this ancient city has a lot to offer to all its visitors.

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8.7 Very good

Steigenberger Nile Palace - Convention Center

Khaled Ben Walid St, Luxor

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Steigenberger Nile Palace - Convention Center

Luxor

9.06588 Superb

Pavillon Winter Luxor

17cornish El Nile Streetbeside Luxor Temple, Luxor

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Luxor

8.49961 Very good

Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor

Corniche El Nile Street, Luxor

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$50 ^

Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor

Luxor

9.31609 Superb

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

P.o. Box 13 New Karnak, Luxor

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

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  • Temple of Karnak
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor Temple
  • Temple of Deir al-Bahri
  • Luxor Museum
  • Medinet Habu
  • Tombs of the Nobles
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Ramesseum
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Mortuary Temple of Seti I
  • Deir el-Medina
  • Luxor International Airport
  • East Bank
  • West Bank

ExploreroftheWorld

Monday 14, 2019

I was planning a trip to Egypt and was excited to view the mysterious pyramids of Giza but then I read reviews which said that Luxor is Egypt’s treasure of historical ruins. Unfortunately, we were able to visit Luxor for a single day and we were regretting why we did not stay for longer. We were able to attend the lights and sound show at the Karnak temple, visited the Luxor temple, various tombs and traditional bazaars. We also heard a lot about attractions on the West Bank but were unable to visit due to lack of time.

TforTraveler

Monday 14, 2019

The hot air balloon ride over Luxor was the best experience in my lifetime even better than Turkey’s Cappadocia! I could see the historical ruins from the top and cannot get the picture out of my head! Anyone who is planning to visit Luxor has to try this!!!

Ali95

Monday 14, 2019

Being a history fanatic I fell in complete admiration of Luxor. What a place. The KarnaK Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and numerous tombs took my heart. The best historical place that I have visited so far!