Luxor

Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt. As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor standing within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the Nile River, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

As a result, Luxor represents an excellent base for touring Upper Egypt, and is a popular holiday destination, both in its own right and as a starting or finishing point for Nile cruises.

The important sites include:
 

  • Karnak
     
  • Luxor Temple
     
  • Valley of the Kings
     
  • Deir Al Bahari
     
  • Tombs of the Nobels 
     
  • Luxor Museum
     
  • Mummification Museum
     
  • Madinat Haub
     
  • Tomb of Nefertari
     
  • Valley of the Queens
     
  • Deir Al Madina
     
  • Ramesseum
     
  • Abydos
     
  • Dandera