OverviewLuxor is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city that has two parts: the East Bank and the West Bank. Both areas have old things from the time of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. A long time ago, the Egyptians believed that people lived on the East Bank where the sun rises because they built temples there. They also believed that people went to the West Bank where the sun sets when they die, and so they made tombs and places for funerals there. Luxor has many ancient sites to visit, like the tombs of famous kings, including Tutankhamun and Hatshepsut, which are located at the bottom of the West Bank's Theban Mountains. If you visit the East Bank, you should see the Temple of Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex, and the Luxor Museum. On the West Bank, you can see more ancient sites like the Colossi of Memnon, Medinet Habu, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. If you go further west, you can see many tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the Valley of the Artisans. Luxor is a famous place for people who want to see ancient sites in Egypt. It is located next to the Nile River and is about 670 km south of Cairo. Luxor is on the east side of the river, and there are many hotels, shops, and places to eat on the road next to it.
Luxor is a town in Egypt that has many old and important things to see. The town used to be the capital of the "New Kingdom Pharaohs" and is built around the old place of Thebes. The name Luxor comes from a word in Arabic that means "The City of Palaces." If you are coming from the UK, you can fly directly to Luxor from many airports with British Airways or Egypt Air. But these flights are not available every day. If you are coming from Cairo, you can take a train, a flight, or a boat on the Nile to get to Luxor. There are many exciting things to see in Luxor, such as famous temples, tombs, and markets. Our tours usually last for two or three days, which is enough time to see the main sites. The important places are divided into two areas: the East Bank and the West Bank of the Nile. On the East Bank, you can visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. On the West Bank, you can find the Valley of the Kings & Queens with its rock-hewn tombs, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon, as well as many other sites. There are two markets in Luxor. One is inside a building with air conditioning, and the other is an outdoor market with a traditional feel. You can find many shops selling similar items, and you can bargain for the best price. Once you find a merchant you like, you can sit down, have some tea, and begin the game of bargaining.If you are planning to travel to Egypt, you should definitely visit Luxor. There are many amazing things to see there such as the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes and the largest temple in Egypt, the Karnak Temple complex which has the Great Temple and much more. You can go on a hot-air balloon ride over the ruins of Thebes, or take a boat ride on the Nile river to see all the sightseeing spots and ancient ruins. If you want to experience real Egyptian life, you can visit Luxor's souks where you can see lots of colors and enjoy the bustling street life.