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Luxor








Luxor is a picturesque city in the upper part of Egypt. The city is located 675 km south of the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. It is the capital city of the Al Uqsur governorate and is said to be the greatest open air museum in the world. Since a long time, Luxor is considered to be a major Egyptian tourist destination that attracts a huge number of visitors around the globe.
The transportation facilities in this place also deserve appreciation. Luxor International Airport plays a crucial role in connecting the city with other major destinations of the world. However, for the purpose of river crossings, ferry services can be availed. Besides this, tourists can also go for taxi, bus, carriages and train services to move around the territory of Luxor.

There is a series of interesting places to visit in Luxor, Egypt. Some of these are mentioned below:

West Bank
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Deir el-Bahri, temple of Hatshepsut
  • Malkata, palace of Amenophis III
  • Colossi of Memnon, memorial temple of Amenophis III
  • Medinet Habu, memorial temple of Ramesses III
  • The Ramesseum, memorial temple of Ramesses II
  • Deir al-Madinah, village of workers
  • Tombs of the Nobles

On the other hand, the east bank offers the following remarkable sights : 

East Bank
  • Luxor Temple
  • Luxor Museum
  • Mummification Museum
  • Winter Palace Hotel
  • Luxor International Airport
  • Karnak Temple

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Last Updated : October 04, 2014


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