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Luxor (Al Uqşur) is the seventh largest city in Egypt, located some 70 km to the south from Qina. The capital city Cairo is in 660 km to the north-west. The population of the the major city was estimated at 422,500 people according to the 2014 census Many people visit Luxor each year to take a look at its famous archaeological sites and burial monuments and structures.

The closest airport Luxor Intl (IATA: LXR) is about 10 km away.

Tourist attractions in Luxor

1. Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 B. C. E.

2. Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wādī al-Mulūk‎, less often وادي بيبان الملوك Wādī Bībān al-Mulūk; " Valley of the Gates of the Kings" ) is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).

3. Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat, or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.

4. Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –‘the place of the Children of the Pharaoh’, because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550–1070 BCE) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. The tombs of these individuals were maintained by mortuary priests who performed daily rituals and provided offerings and prayers…

5. Medinet Habu (temple)
Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, an important New Kingdom period structure in the location of the same name on the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its intrinsic size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III.

6. Deir el-Bahri
Deir el-Bahri (Arabic الدير البحري ad-dayr al-baḥrī, literally meaning, " The Northern Monastery" ) is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt.

7. Ramesseum
The Ramesseum is the memorial temple (or mortuary temple) of Pharaoh Ramesses II (" Ramesses the Great" also spelled " Ramses" and " Rameses" ). It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The name – or at least its French form, Rhamesséion – was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramesses' names and titles on the walls. It was originally called…

8. Банановый остров (Луксор)
Банановый остров (Луксор) is a tourist attraction, one of the Islands in Luxor, Egypt. It is located: 168 km from Qina, 540 km from Aswan, 670 km from Assiout.

If you have seen everything in Luxor already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the

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Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wādī al-Mulūk‎,

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Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat, or es-Salamat)

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Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs

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Medinet Habu (temple)

Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of

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Deir el-Bahri

Deir el-Bahri (Arabic الدير البحري ad-dayr al-baḥrī, literally mea

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Ramesseum

The Ramesseum is the memorial temple (or mortuary temple) of Pharaoh

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Банановый остров (Луксор)

Банановый остров находится недалеко от Луксора, в полноводном Ниле.

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Precinct of Amun-Re

The Precinct of Amun-Re, located near Luxor, Egypt, is one of the four

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KV33

Tomb KV33 is a non-royal tomb located in the Valley of the Kings in

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Pavillon Winter Luxor

starting $34

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

starting $123

Eatabe Luxor Hotel

starting $19

Iberotel Luxor

starting $32

Susanna Hotel Luxor

starting $20

Emilio Hotel Luxor

starting $30

Queens Valley Hotel Luxor

starting $21

Philippe Luxor Hotel

starting $15

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