) is the seventh largest city in Egypt
situated some 70 km south of Qina
and 660 km from Cairo
. The population of Luxor is about 422,500 people (census of 2010). Luxor is a popular tourist destination thanks to its archaeological sites and burial monuments and structures.
It is served by Luxor Intl (IATA: LXR) airport, which is 10 km away.
Things to do in Luxor
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.
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).
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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 already seen Luxor, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:
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