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The Most Famous Luxor Tourist Attractions

Magic is hard to find but in the city of the sun “Luxor”, there is plenty of magic and wonder to behold. Luxor is known in ancient times as Thebes and also the city of hundred doors as it holds some of the most beautiful and breathtaking monuments, artifacts, temples such as Valley of the kings, Karnak Temple, Luxor temple and many more amazing Luxor tourist attractions. So, Don’t miss the chance to cast your eyes on these glorious sights.

Valley of the Nobles - Egypt Tours Portal

Valley of the Nobles

What is the Valley of the Nobles? The Valley of the Nobles (The Tombs of the Nobles or The Theban Necropolis or The Worker’s Village)
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Dendera Temple Complex

What is the Dandra Complex On the west bank of the Nile opposite the city of Qena, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) south-east of the city of
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Abydos Temple of Ancient Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Abydos Temple

Overview About Abydos Temple Abydos temple one of the holiest & oldest sites in the history of ancient Egypt “Abydos”, Located 11 km (6.8mi) west
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Luxor Museum

Overview About Luxor Museum The gorgeous Luxor Museum is located on the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor, which it's a good chance
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Colossi of Memnon

The Singing Statues or the Vocal Memnon Colossi of Memnon are two massive monumental stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BCE) from the 18th
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Queen Hatshepsut Temple

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (1479-1458 BCE) The Story Beyond the Mesmerizing Hatshepsut Temple This extraordinary beautiful Hatshepsut temple is also known as Djeser-Djeseru that was built
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Valley of the Kings

What is the Valley of the Kings? Valley of the Kings, Arabic Wādī Al-Mulūk, also called Valley of the Tombs of the Kings or Arabic
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Luxor Temple

History and Some Information About Luxor Temple Luxor temple is one of the most beautiful and powerful temples in Egypt, it was known as Ipt-Rsyt
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Karnak Temple

Where is Karnak Temple Located? Karnak temple is the largest temple in the world and the largest religious building ever made. It is located at "Thebes"
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You May Also Like Our Tours from Luxor

Here are some of our Luxor day tours if you are already in Luxor and prefer to visit Luxor tourist attractions, then you can choose the trip more suitable for you, or one of our two options, booking one of our breathtaking Egypt tour packages or boarding one of our Nile cruises to observe this historical landmarks and enjoy a memorable experience.

Day Trip to Aswan from Luxor

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient city of Aswan for a private one day trip to Aswan from Luxor accompanied by

Luxor Day Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples

Join our Egyptologist tour guide to enjoy a private day trip to Luxor East Bank from your hotel in Luxor. Discover the hidden

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride

Egypt Tours Portal offers Luxor hot air balloon Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Luxor city for roughly 45 minutes

Tour to Luxor East and West Banks

Enjoy a private Luxor day tour to east and west banks to visit Luxor highlights including Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley

Tour to Dandara and Abydos from Luxor

Enjoy Luxor day trip to Dandara and Abydos temples while you are in Luxor. The 2 temples are ones of

Trip to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples from Luxor

Tours from Luxor, Tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Luxor to visit two of the most important temples in Egypt

Tour to Luxor West Bank

Enjoy a tour to Luxor west bank where you visit Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, the temple of

Day Trip from Luxor to Cairo by Plane

Enjoy a private day trip from Luxor to Cairo by plane to witness the most famous landmarks in Cairo such

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What is the City of Luxor?

Karnak Temple Overview - Luxor Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

The World’s is filled with amazing cities but when talking about Luxor, it is a different story. Luxor means in Arabic as “The Palaces” and is arguably the globe’s greatest open-air museum as on an area on 417 sq km (161 sq mi) lies some of the most beautiful Luxor tourist attractions such as Valley of the king, Karnak temple, Queen Hatshepsut’s temple, Luxor temple and some of the most extraordinary ruins and artifacts that you can visit during your Egypt tour packages. Luxor is known to be the south of Upper Egypt and on the east bank of the Nile River and part of the ancient city of Thebes. Luxor was considered to be a very important city in the old kingdom and the capital of Egypt in the New Kingdom when it comes to the religious and dynastic aspects. The city has thousands of visitors from all over the world to cast their eyes on this incredible wonder while enjoying one of the driest, sunniest and hottest climates in the world during their Egypt tours.

The History of Luxor Tourist Attractions

The history of Luxor shows us that the city had a deeply religious nature as it was known to be the city of Amun and later in the new kingdom as the city of the gods where the Karnak temple is the official place for worship as each god had a shrine-like Amun-re, Mut and many more.  The importance of the city grows in the beginning on the 11th dynasty during the early middle kingdom leading to the new kingdom where the city became the capital and the center for all the political, religious, and military aspects in Ancient Egypt. From the 18th to the 20th Dynasty, many kings and Queens established many temples to honor the gods as king Amenhotep the third constructed the temple of the god Amon, his consort the goddess Mut and their son Khonsu the moon good A.K.A Luxor temple in the late 18th dynasty, soon the power of Amon grow stronger as he was merged with the sun God Ra to Form Amun-RA who was worshipped in his temple in the Karnak Complex which is one of the most Luxor tourist attractions that you can explore through our budget Egypt tours. During the new kingdom a new of constructions took place as many kings and Queens sought to immortalize their legacy as it became a custom for any king or queen during the new kingdom to be buried there as it holds 20 royal tombs such as the tomb of  Ramses the great, Tutankhamen, Thutmose the third, Nefertiti and many more. Also one of the most famous Luxor tourist attractions is the glorious temple of Queen Hatshepsut that reflects the true artistic design and classical architecture of that era. One of the last characters to add something new to the city was Alexander the great as a granite shrine of him was added to the Luxor Temple.

Luxor Today

The ancient Egyptian nature of Luxor hasn’t changed even when the Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic Era came to Luxor and many churches and mosques were built near or even on some of the temples, Luxor still remained a window to Ancient Egyptian History. The city of Luxor with all its monuments was designated into the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and it keeps surprising us as new discoveries every single day. Enjoy exploring the best of Luxor tourist attractions on board our Nile cruises Aswan to Luxor accompanied by a private Egyptologist tour guide who will explain to you all what you need about Luxor tourist attractions and many more.

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