Tourism in Luxor and the most important  landmarks that deserve your visit

Tourism in Luxor

Luxor, or the “City of Civilization,” or the “Open Temple” is one of the most important tourism cities in Egypt at all, as it is as old as history itself. Wherever you go in Luxor you will find a monument speaking of a great civilization, and why not? It is “Thebes”, the capital of the ancient Pharaonic state, and it contains the most important temples and Pharaonic monuments.

The city of Luxor The city of Luxor does not attract culture and history enthusiasts only for its huge cultural heritage, but at the same time it offers tourists a lot of surprises, most notably cruise trips in Luxor on the Nile River, which divides it into two halves, and enjoying the most beautiful scenic landscapes, as well as flying balloon trips that give you the most beautiful view Over the city from the top, and of course, we do not forget to ride the stagecoach, the most popular means of transportation in Luxor, and above all, the mild winter climate, which made Luxor an unparalleled global winter.

Tourism in Luxor and the most important 22 landmarks that deserve your visit

The most important archaeological sites in Luxor

1- Karnak Temple

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Karnak Templeis a complex of 11 temples, dating back more than 4500 years; To be the oldest houses of worship known to history, so Karnak Temple is one of the most important archaeological landmarks in Egypt and the most famous in the world.

The construction of the Karnak temple continued for about 2000 years, on a total area of ​​about 46 acres, to worship the god “Amun-Ra”, his wife “Mut” and their son, the god “Khonsu”. The construction of Karnak Temple began from the inside from the Holy of Holies, then to the outside, where the lobby of the largest columns in the world, which contains 134 columns, then the entrance to the temple, which is the famous road of rams.

One of the most beautiful events in Karnak Temple, which is one of the most important landmarks of Luxor, is the sound and light shows that take place at night, which tell its story in more than one language.


2- Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Luxor temple
Luxor Temple is one of the most prominent temples on the eastern mainland, and is located near the Karnak Temple. Its construction dates back to the era of the Middle Kingdom, by order of King “Amenhotep III”; To serve as the home of the god Amun-Ra.

The Luxor Temple is distinguished by its huge facilities, which start with its large gate and the statues of Ramses II sitting on either side of the entrance, and two obelisks, one in its place, and the other in the French capital, Paris, since 1836 AD.

Then there is the huge edifice of Ramses II with a width of 65 m, after that we will find the huge corridor, which consists of two rows of great papyrus columns, and many distinctive edifices and rooms.

The Luxor Temple is also famous historically for its so-called “birth room”, which was a major reason for building the Luxor Temple itself, until King Amenhotep confirms his legitimacy to rule by proving his lineage to the god Amun.


3- The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

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Deir el-Bahari Temple
The Temple of Deir el-Bahari or the Temple of Hatshepsut deservedly deserves the title of Jewel of the Luxor Temples, as it is the largest and most important funerary temple in the era of the Pharaonic state. Tourists come from all over the world; To admire the grandeur of its unique architecture.

The temple was built under a rocky slope in the Deir el-Bahari area, which is one of the most important archaeological areas in Luxor, located on the western bank of the Nile. Worship of the god Amun, the sun god. The temple consists of two parts, the outer part is for the living, and the inner part is for the dead.

Deir el-Bahari Temple was designed on 3 levels, with open balconies, and built entirely of limestone, in front of the second floor there are several wonderful statues of Queen Hatshepsut and the god Osiris. The temple is also distinguished by its historical inscriptions spread on its walls, which still retain their colors despite the passage of thousands of years.

4- Valley of the Kings

The most important archaeological sites in Luxor

Sights in Luxor
Tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings always puts tourists at the top of the list of the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Egypt in general. When you go there, you will understand why thousands of people flock to this historical place every day. Valley of the Kings in Luxor, is a site that includes the most important royal tombs and some important people from the entourage of the ruling families of Pharaonic Egypt.

The Valley of the Kings includes about 64 tombs, the most important of which is the tomb of King Tutankhamun. It is worth noting that the Valley of the Kings is classified as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The pharaonic tombs with frescoes are the most amazing ever. It is said that this burial site was chosen; It is close to the pharaonic temples.


5- Valley of the Queens


Valley of the Queens

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Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is located in the far south of the western mainland. It was built in the same architectural style as the Valley of the Kings, and for the same purpose, which is to bury the women of the royal families, princes, princesses and those close to them from the noble class. It is located near the Valley of the Kings.

The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Queens is the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the beloved wife of Ramses II, a beautiful woman whose husband made the most beautiful tomb for her. All the walls of the tomb are decorated with carvings, and murals of incomparable beauty, representing the queen, receiving guidance and direction from the gods.

6– Colossi of Memnon

The most important archaeological sites in Luxor

Tourism in Luxor
Statue of Memnon
The two statues of Memnon are among the most famous and great monuments of Luxor. They are located on the road leading to the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. They are what remains of an ancient temple built to commemorate King “Amenhotep III”, one of the kings of the 18th dynasty, which is considered one of the most powerful families that ruled ancient Egypt.

The two statues of Memnon are among the most prominent tourist attractions in Luxor, which tourists are keen to stand at and meditate on the greatness of ancient Egyptian history. They are called the “Giant of Memnon,” where the height of one statue is about 21.90 m. The name “Memnon” was called in the era of the Greeks; As a result of the cracking of one of the statues; The air was passing through those cracks, creating.