Within the city of a hundred gates lies a haven of great constructions that challenge time and achieve immortality. Luxor became a world heritage site by The UNESCO in 1979 and is famous for being one of the most visited places in Egypt, all because the sight of the glory is found across every inch of this heavenly city where the greatest example of ancient Egyptian architecture is found all over across the two banks of the Nile River where exploring heaven is possible and the most incredible memories are created to last an eternity. There are many activities to do in Luxor for enjoying a perfect vacation and in this article, you will explore the top things to do in Luxor so continue reading.
On the East Bank of the Nile are two fallen stars from the heavens that showcase the mythological and religious aspects of ancient Egypt which are the great Karnak temple the greatest open-air museum in the world, the ancient center of the religious life of ancient Egypt during Egypt new kingdom (1550-1070 BC) and the captivating Luxor temple which is known to be the worship house of the Theban triad which consists of the Sun deity Amon, his wife the deity of Motherhood Mut and The Moon deity Khonsu. Visiting Luxor East Bank attraction will complete the true meaning of your vacation in Egypt.
Probably the most famous and important monuments in Egypt is the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun which was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in a perfect condition as it is the most preserved tomb in the history of Egypt as it contained his mummy and about 5398 artifacts such as Tut’s one of a kind golden face mask, the inner coffin of three sarcophagi composed of 450 pounds of pure solid gold, a fallen meteorite dagger, golden chariot, archery bow, and various amazing items within Egyptian Museum in Cairo but were transported to the Grand Egyptian Museum now. Exploring the tomb one of the top things to do in Luxor that can't be missed.
Day tour in Luxor West Bank attraction is not enough to enjoy the amazing wonders of this city where on the west bank of the Nile are most of the most visited and explored archeological monuments in history the heavenly valley of the kings, located in the essence of a mountain containing more than 63 tombs, out of these sixty tombs are 20 royal tombs dating to the New Kingdom (1550-1050 BC) like Tutankhamun, the entire Ramsess dynasty, Amenhotep I, Seti I and more. The entrance gate of Luxor is guarded by the Colossi of Memnon which was built by Amenhotep III. Luxor holds the Valley of the Nobles that has 500 tombs of individual from governors to tax collectors to the nobility who worked for the Pharaohs, plus the house of beauty the Valley of the Queens that has tombs of many queens of the new kingdom such as Nefertari the wife of Ramses II. The city also holds the phenomenally beautiful temple of Queen Hatshepsut that came to be in 1479 BC which represents an example of the perfect classical architecture during these times.
A Nile river cruise in Egypt has become a form of tradition due to its practicality as you will be onboard a floating hotel enjoying the finest means of entertainment and service while enjoying the sight of the greatest archaeological monuments ever built in history. Everyone on board the cruise will witness the sun reflecting on the surface of the Nile showcase the truest image of genuine beauty.
One of the most incredible activities to do in Egypt is exploring the great temples in the great mythical city of Aswan such as the one of a kind double temple of Komombo on the bank of the Nile built between 180-47 BC in the Greco Roman period to be the house of the crocodile deity Sobek and the great temple of Edfu "House of the Falcon Deity Horus" one of the most preserved temples in Egypt built in the Ptolemaic age between years of 237 BC & 57 BC on the spot believed to be where the battle where the sky deity Horus defeated his evil uncle Set the desert deity.
On the west bank of the Nile in Luxor lies a hidden wonder is known as the Funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II a.k.a the great (1279-1213 BC) which can be explored to the fullest. The entire temple was built in the honor of the creator deity Amun and to be the resting place of Ramses the Great. The temple has a 57 ft (17m) colossal seated statue of Ramses II and right on the walls of the Ramesseum are epic decorations depicting the great battle of Kadesh.
Imagine fly across a piece of ancient history between reality & fiction and witnessing the most enchanting vision of artistic expression & brilliant architecture. A hot air Ballon over Luxor gives you the chance to hear the eco of the ancient tales of one of the oldest civilizations & the stories of the greatest names of ancient Egyptian history.
As you ride a horse carriage in Luxor will you cross the fabric of time & space and witness history passing in front of your eyes as you move, showcasing the divine beauty and the glorious scenery that elevate your mind and spirit to now height where you will feel the warmth of the city surrounding you with grace, wonder and allure?.
In the heart of the city of wonder on the East bank of the Nile between Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, across the bank of the Nile is the house of wonder, Magic & Beauty “The Majestic Luxor Temple” built-in 1975 to hold priceless Artifacts from the Egypt Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom like ancient Pottery, stone, and wooden statues, and Jewelry belonging to some of the most famous Pharaohs like Tutmosis III, Akhenaton, and Tutankhamon plus mythical artifacts like the Crocodile deity “Sobek” brought from the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan, the deity of Beauty “Hathor” black Granite Statue of and more, which makes any exploration tour truly memorable as it gives Egyptian museum vibes with every step of the way.
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