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It is the most ancient place of Luxor. Karnak is a complex temple, composed of many decayed pylons, temples, chapels and many other buildings. This temple has complex structure and consists of four main parts. The first is Precinct Of Amun-Re. The second part is Precinct Of Mut. The third part is Precinct Of Montu and the last is Temple Of Amenhotep IV. The temples was built more than two thousand years ago.
It is called 'The Southern Sanctuary'. Luxor Temple is located on the East bank of the Nile river. This temple has the great significance in the religious festival of the ancient Egypt, the annual Opet festival. It is the most famous tourist spot and the visiting time is between 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The Valley Of The Kings are the royal tombs embellished with religious and sacred scripts, text and images. It is also called 'The Valley Of The Gates Of The Kings'. The valleys has sixty-seven burial chambers and most of the tombs are closed for public. Only eighteen tombs are opened for the visitors.
Colossi of Memnon located in Al-Bairat. Colossi Of Memnon are massive stone statues that had been popular among the tourist during the Graeco-Roman time. The statues are faceless and represents Amenhotep III. It is also called 'El-Colossat' or 'El-Salamat'.
Deir el Bahari is UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the West Bank of the Nile river. It is composed of mortuary tombs and temples. It is the most frequent tourist gathering spot. It opens from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm for visitors.
Luxor Museum is an archeological museum which is maintained by the Egyptian Ministry Of Culture. The museum has the magnificent collection of graves, tombs, royal mummies, twenty-six kingdom statues and many more. Grave goods of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun and 26 New Kingdom statue collection are displayed in the museum.
Luxor is the most ancient city of the Egypt and is the capital of Luxor Governorate. Earlier, it was known as the capital of Egypt. It has the sites of ancient Thebes. It is situated in the upper (South) Egypt with an estimated population of five lakhs in the year 2018. According to Greek Mythology, Luxor is the home of God Amun. It is the city of the most ancient egyptian monarchs, that is the reason it is called 'The City Of Pharaohs'. It is the most famous tourist destination. Approximately, four million tourist visits Luxor every year. It has the great attraction of art and culture for tourists. Luxor has the world's greatest Open-Air Museum.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be booked both online and offline. You can easily book the tickets online from this website to get best offers and deals.
How To Get Around?
There are many modes available in Luxor to take a tour. You can cross the west bank by the taxi or the bus through a bridge. Moreover, Microbuses are the easiest and the quickest means of transportation in Luxor. The Microbus station is exact behind the railway station. You can get camels and donkeys on the rent. You can also hire a private car or taxi.
What Should I Wear?
You should prefer lightweight cotton trousers and pants. Try to avoid polyester and nylon fabric as it will be uncomfortable. Carry the tops or shirts that covers your shoulder. It is a holy place, so do not forget to carry a shawl or scarf in handy. As it is the city with high temperature, you are recommended to avoid artificial fabric. Carry a comfortable pair of shoes and a pair of sunglasses. You can also take a hat to protect yourself from heat. You may need Sunscreen and a water bottle.
Best Time to Visit
The perfect time to visit Luxor is in the months from March to April and October to November. These months offers pleasant climatic conditions, less crowd and affordable prices of the tickets and the hotels.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not require a guide as our site provides you the complete information.
How To Get There?
You can go by train or airplane. Taxi, microbuses, camels and other local means are available for further tour. You can also take Felucca, sailing boat, if you are entering in the city through the Nile river.
As it is a Muslim city so women need to take more precaution while choosing their dresses. Do not show shoulders and legs. You are recommended not to hire a self drive car as the accidents are frequent in Luxor.