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Luxor is a city located in Upper Egypt and is the capital of Luxor Governate. The city was once an Ancient Egyptian capital. Luxor is today known as the 'greatest open-air museum in the world'. The city is divided into areas by the Nile River. These two areas are known as East Bank and West Bank. The East Bank has become a modern city and has yet retained its lush green ambiance, stunning views of Nile, and traditional bazaars. The East Bank features some of the most refined hotels in Egypt. The East Bank is also popular for some of amazing Spas. The climate of the city is characterized by sun and warmth all round the year.
Places of Interest in Luxor
Temple of Karnak:
The most popular monument in Luxor, Temple Complex of Karnak boasts within its precincts the Great Temple of Amun, the Festival Temple of Tuthmosis III, and the Temple of Khons, as well as a plethora of other buildings. The temple complex represents the building activity of several successive rulers.
Valley of the Kings:
Hidden between rocky escarpments, Valley of the Kings was the final resting place for the kings of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. Wonderfully vivid wall paintings are the main attractions here. Within the valley, there are 63 tombs that are a roll-call of famed names of Egyptian history.
An ode to the changing face of Egypt through the centuries, Luxor Temple presides over the modern downtown district. The temple comprises the chapels of the deities and their subsidiary chambers, an open Peristyle Court, and a large Hypostyle Hall.
Luxor Museum :
An excellent place to visit for history lovers, Luxor Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt. The museum boasts a beautifully exhibited collection from the local area. This collection reflects the story of ancient Thebes from the Old Kingdom right up to the Islamic period.