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Best Things to Do in Luxor “The Capital of Pharaohs”

Travel back in time and discover the best places you shouldn’t miss in Luxor.

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Tourism in Luxor is different from other cities in Egypt. Luxor is characterized by a warm and moderate atmosphere. Luxor alone contains most of the monuments of Pharaonic Egypt, which accounts for about one-third of the world’s monuments. Luxor is strategically located around the Nile. Tourist attractions to visit in Luxor vary between historical and recreational places, where you can enjoy the vast green areas or wander between the archaeological and historical places.

Best Places to Visit in Luxor

·         Karnak Temple

The temple contains a collection of statues built by the ancient Egyptians for the Amon god and others, and named as “the most beautiful and greatest houses of the god Amun”, and features the Temple of Karnak is the great sound and light show, which is held every evening, which is a great way to discover the temple and the distance between Luxor and Karnak Temple to 3 km Meters, known as the Rams, are bordered on both sides by small sphinxes.

·         Luxor Temple

The Temple of Luxor is one of the most important landmarks of the city, where the temple includes the monument of King Ramses II, an ornate obelisk inscribed with the king’s victories, in addition to a huge collection of statues at the front of the edifice, and the most important features of the “Alexander the Great and the Divine Birth Hall.”

·         Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings has been used for over 500 years to construct the tombs of the Pharaohs, King Tuthmosis the First was one of the kings of the 18th dynasty. Then followed the kings of the families of 18, 19 and 20. One of the most famous tombs is the tomb of King Tutankhamun. It Located on the west bank of the Nile in the face of Luxor, the valley has many royal tombs filled with wonderful ornaments and engravings, making the place one of the most attractive places for tourists especially Hurghada visitors where most of them booking an unforgettable Luxor day trip from Hurghada with an Egyptologist tour guide to discover these places and spend a day to remember.

·         Hatshepsut Temple

It is a collection of pharaonic temples and tombs located in the West Bank of the Nile River, and this monastery was built and named Queen Hatshepsut, named after the monastery at a later stage, the temple consists of three rising terraces divided by an ascending road.

·         Luxor Museum

The museum is located on the Nile Corniche, in the center of Luxor, southern Egypt, and consists of two floors, and on the first floor are rare monuments, such as the granite head of Amenhotep III and the head of the gods Hathor in the form of a cow, and others. For Akhenaten, ornaments, paintings, and many other effects.

·         Ramessium Temple

The Ramessium Temple is one of the funerary temples that were built for the dead in ancient Egypt, where it was built by King Ramses II. The temple contains huge statues of Ramesses the Second, as well as inscriptions and decorations that tell the nature of life in that period.

·         Temple of Habu City

Constructed by King Ramses III of the 20th Dynasty Kings, the walls and edifices recorded his wars with the peoples of the Mediterranean, religious and sports scenes, and the third representing wild hunting.