Straddling the banks of the mighty Nile River in central Egypt is the city of Luxor (formerly Thebes). Luxor has many ancient temple complexes and has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum". Two of the most fascinating and most popular temple complexes are Karnak and Luxor. They can be found within the limits of ... Read more
city. Visitors will find that getting around Luxor is pretty easy as there are only three main streets consisting of Sharia al-Mahatta, Sharia al-Karnak and the Corniched, which runs along the Nile River. One of the most popular tourist attractions are the caléches (carriages) which amble through the city pass many sites. A stroll down Sharia al-Lokanda street will take visitors past the colorful signs of restaurants and cafes, as well as bazaars.

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Florianopolis

Do not forget to take you family to Luxor - Egypt to watch some performance..

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Stuttgart

there is a lot too see of course there are a lot of tourists and a lot of people they live from them, mostly they are polite and friendly, some try to trick so be carefull

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Brooklyn

Base for exploring the Valley of the Kings. There is very little in town but there are nice properties, the river is lovely, and the nearby archaeological sights are among the best in the world.

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London

The Luxor area of Upper Egypt was the Thebes of the ancient Egyptians - the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. Today it is famous for its temples. Next to Cairo, this is the city holding the most impressive Pharaonic monuments. And they're bountiful too. Valley of the Kings, the Theban Necropolis and Karnak are all a few miles away from the city of Luxor.i visit Luxor with alltoursegypt.com

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London

Luxor today is a city of some 150,000 people and is governed by special statutes that allow it more autonomy than other political areas of Egypt. One thing you might notice is that various government and other buildings conform to an 'ancient' building code. Particularly, the National Bank of Egypt (located near the Winter Palace Hotel), the spa south of the police station, and the railway station are all designed to appear as pharaonic constructs. All of this occurred after the Egyptianization of the modern town resulting mostly from the mania that resulted from Howard Carter's discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. As one might think, the city has all the amenities tourists might expect, including a variety of hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.i visited Luxor with alltoursegypt.com

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Cairo

Place is characterized by the magic of the Middle and good people and magnificent monuments and temples would advise anyone visiting Egypt to go to him

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Philadelphia

Luxor is unbelievable! Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor Temple, The Temple of Hatshepsut etc etc. This city will leave you gobsmacked.

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Berkeley

Luxor has some amazing historical sights that should not be missed! Valley of the Kings was especially fascinating.

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London

unbelievable and humbling day... the sheer size and scale of this place is astounding

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Dreamtown

Dive into the heart of the history of Egypt!!! See fanous Karnak-Temple, Luxpr, Temple, Valley of the kings, Deir el Bahari (Hatshepsut-Temple), Malquata, Medinet-Habou, Abou Al Naga, Workers Village, enjoy the sunset at Malquata, the silence on the Hill above the Valley of the kings. Breathe the breath of the times, of eons. Enjoy the daily life, the wonderful Nile - mother of egypt - visit the market, gow downtown to have a tea and a shisha... I have not enough space here to express my love for this town in egypt ...

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