Luxor, Egypt

Few cities on the face of the Earth can match the unique and vibrant city of Luxor, Egypt. From world class nightlife to historic landmarks, Luxor offers something for everyone. With its wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, Luxor seems more like a living museum than a city. Yet it still boasts all the amenities and comforts of a modern, vibrant metropolis. With its beautiful architecture, fascinating history and modern amenities, Luxor is truly one of the greatest places on Earth to visit.

Luxor’s long and glorious history stretch all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The city served as the dynastic capital of Egypt’s New and Middle Kingdoms. This has endowed the city with a wealth of wondrous historic sites and monuments such as grandiose temples and tombs housing some of Ancient Egypt’s royalty. Set against the backdrop of the endless Sahara Desert and the famed Nile River, Luxor provides a truly one-of-a-kind experience for even the most jaded traveler.

The Ramesseum near Luxor, EgyptLuxor is filled with a plethora of historically significant sites and landmarks. The city’s East Bank contains the spectacular Temple of Karnak, the famous Luxor Temple and the Luxor Museum. Also here are the Museum of Mummification and the breathtaking ruins of the Karnak Open Air Musuem. The West Bank of Luxor holds the magnificent Valley of the Kings as well as the equally astounding Valley of the Queens. The West Bank is also home to the Colossi of Memnon, the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Mortuary Temple of Merneptah. Both sides of the city play host to a plethora of hotels, nightclubs, restaurants and shops.

For shoppers, Luxor is home to two main markets which hold a myriad of shops, boutiques, restaurants and souvenir stands of every kind. Shopping enthusiasts will find plenty of outlets here, no matter what they’re looking for. Just walking through the sea of vendors, shopkeepers and traveling salesmen is an experience in and of itself.

As the city lies in the heart of the vast Sahara Desert, be prepared for extreme heat and dry weather. Luxor’s climate is dry and hot year round. Always bring a water bottle with you and a map as well. It’s also a good idea to join a tour group for guidance of the city’s fabulous sites and wondrous ancient ruins.

As the crown jewel of the Upper Nile, Luxor is truly a unique and enthralling place to visit. With its mix of ancient ruins, iconic landmarks and pulsing nightlife, Luxor is a place like no where else in the world.


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