Egypt Highlights Luxor
The name Luxor is a corruption of the Arabic place named Al-Uksur, which means ‘the palaces’- an allusion to the palace-like temples of ancient Thebes.
Today Luxor owes much of its importance to the fact that these temples are annually visited by thousands of tourists.
Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world’s greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city.
Sightseeing in Luxor
West Bank Valley of the Kings and Queens
The West bank is a spectacular, here you discover a variety of tombs starting withthe Valley ofKings, Valley of Queens, and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut.It is one of the most characteristic temples in the whole of Egypt, due to its design and decorations.
Our final stop on the west bank is the legendary Colossi of Memnon.
On the East bank of the Nile visit the most celebrated temple in Egypt the Karnak temple, passingthrough the small avenue of sphinxes, view the Great Court, magnificent Hypostyle Hall, the Hatshepsut’s granite Obelisks, and the Sacred lake.
We continue to the south to visit the Luxor temple built by Amenophis III and his superb colonnade with papyrus-head columns.
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The West bank with its fascinating tombs and temples. A major attraction on the West bank isMedinet Habu, The temple is a complex as in the temples of Karnak and Luxor. It is the first temple that was most likely erected during the Middle Kingdom and was added when Egypt was part of the Roman Empire, so the history of Medinet Habu spans a period of more than 2 millenniums.
Our next stop to Dair El Madina, is one of the most well-preserved ancient settlements in all Egypt. It was the workers village where craftsman and other lived and actually constructed and decorated the tombs on the West bank.
The splendid Sound and Light show at the Karnak temple, will take about 75 minutes, it first takesyou around the temple grounds and finally the last act is played while you are seated along the Great Sacred Lake.
The performance relates to the history of Luxor as the capital of the ancient world. an unforgettable experience .
An unforgettable view of Luxor and the Nile, take a flight in a Hot air Balloon over the West Bankfor approximately 45 minutes. Gently rise into the dawn sky, enjoy the calmness of the early morning sun rising over Luxor sites of the West Bank from the air, the magnificent Hatshepsut temple, the Colossi of Memnon the midst of crop fields, the Ramesseum and the Valley of the Queens.
To the East bank you can see the Karnak temple welcoming the morning sun rise over the East bank, illuminating the city and mountains.