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Travel Guide To Luxor

Luxor was the capital of ancient Egypt at the peak of its glory. Luxor lies on the eastern bank of the Nile River, about 670 k. south of Cairo. Luxor  is the ancient city of Thebes (Tiba) #  Developement of its NAME     :     [ wast _____ Zeus Polis Magna ____ Luxor ] In Luxor there are one third of the ancient monuments of the world. While viewing the monuments of the two temples , Luxor & Karnak , we should realize that these wonders were once decorated & ornamented , some walls were covered with gold , silver & marble. In Luxor the doors of the temples were gilded & linked to each other by columns, paved courtyards & gardens. What we find now are merely the remains of that civilization in Luxor …. One of the most important monuments in Luxor is Temple of Luxor. It was totally covered with stones & huts for almost one hundred years. It was built during the reign of Amenhotep III around 1400 BC. Avenue of sphinxes extends for about 3 k. between Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple. Both sides of the road are lined (surrounded by) with the bodies of the lions & the heads of rams or the heads of humans. Karnak Temple is about 3k. North of Luxor, it is masterpiece of Pharaohs architecture with huge columns & wide courtyards. Karnak Temple includes the sacred lake ….     Ptolemy III built the huge southern gate of Karnak Temple. Every evening Sound & Light Show is presented at the temple, about one hour presentation present the story of the ancient city of Thebes that now Luxor. Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art is between Luxor & Karnak temples on the east bank of Luxor. Many artifacts of ancient Egypt are located there. On the western bank of the Nile of Luxor, called Qurna, is the Valley of the Kings which is known all over the world. There are tombs of the greatest pharaohs of the ancient Egyptian Empire. The walls & ceilings are decorated with paintings & scenery that is so brilliant that it seems as though they were only recently painted. The most famous of the tombs are Tut-anhk-Amon , Sety I , Ramses III & Ramses IX. The tombs of the nobles are found in scattered places of the west side also. There is also the Valley of Queens where the most well-known queens were buried such as Nefertari the wife of Ramses II.
Ever since Howard Carter opened up King Tut's tomb to reveal the treasures of the child king, the Valley of the Kings has captured the imaginations of travelers. The vividly painted tombs of Thebes' pharaohs allow visitors a glimpse at the burial rites and death rituals of Ancient Egypt, and today remain Luxor's West Bank's greatest and most popular attraction. A visit here is a highlight of any Egypt trip but can be demanding due to the stifling heat and swarms of visitors. It's important to note that tombs open and close to the public in rotation in an attempt to help preserve the wall paintings, which have suffered severe degradation from the humidity caused by so many visitors. Most tombs listed below are usually open. They are listed in order of their tomb number.

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Philae Hotel Aswan
Aswan Egypt

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along the stretch of the Corniche El Nile, Philae Hotel is located in Aswan. It offers air-conditioned accommodations with balconies overlooking the Nile. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas and a restaurant that serves American Breakfast.

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on the Nile Corniche, just a 5-minute drive from the center of Aswan. All rooms have a view of the grounds. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas around the lobby.

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On the banks of the Nile, this resort offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the river, tropical grounds, or outdoor pools. It is located in the center of Luxor and half a kilometer from Luxor Temple.

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In the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile, across from Elephantine Island, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract offers elegant rooms and suites. It features outdoor and indoor pools.

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A stunning example of Victorian architecture, this prestigious hotel is a short walk from Luxor Temple and features high-standard facilities.

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Tolip Aswan Hotel
Aswan Egypt

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Located on the Nile River in the downtown, Tolip Aswan Hotel offers beautiful views of the Nile. It features a fully equipped gym, table tennis and various entertainment options such as bowling and cinema.

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Travel desert roads to Bahariya Oasis, see ancient sites and stay overnight in a comfortable hotel Head into the Black Desert and the White Desert by private, air-conditioned jeep See the White Desert’s wind-carved rocks, enjoy a campfire dinner and sleep in a traditional Bedouin tent View the lava-coated hills of the Black Desert and visit the oasis town of Farafra All meals and necessary Equipment provided Enjoy personalized attention from an experienced, private driver-guide
  • 3-nights Nile Cruise with a swimming pool, sundeck, and meals
  • Visit Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Temple of Hatshepsut and the Theban Necropolis
  • Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Sail along the River on 5 stars Nile Cruise for 5 days
  • Visit the royal tombs at the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit Luxor, Karnak Complex, and the Hatshepsut Temple
  • Temple of Edfu and Kom Ombo
  • Philae Temple, High Dam, and Unfinished Obelisk