Luxor (capital of Luxor Governorate) is a city located in southern Upper Egypt. Luxor is an eminent country because of its ancient Egyptian Sites and is often celebrated as the city with the “World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum”. There is a pile of things to do in Luxor Egypt. Luxor was called Thebes in the ancient era. It has a various magnificent and awe-struck temples and tombs depicting the wealth of the ancient time. Luxor has remained a top tourist destination for people across the globe for many decades. Here, is the list of things to do in Luxor Egypt.
Temple of Karnak:
Karnak temple is one of the Largest and grandeur temples of the world in Luxor covering an area of around 60 acres towards the north of Luxor. It is a perfect piece of ancient architecture with a lot of astonishing sites around the temple such as the Great Temple of Amun, The Festival Temple of Tuthmosis 3rd, and the Temple of Khons, and many other constructions. The Temple of Karnak is not a single temple but a bunch of temples contained in it representing the culture and tradition of the Egyptian rulers. Temple of Karnak consist of four main parts viz
- The Temple of Mut
- The precinct of Montu
- The Temple of Amenhotep 4thThe precinct of Amun-Ra
Temple was constructed with 8 gates, each gate leading to a gigantic structure. The Temple of Karnak was located in Maabad al-Karnak Street on the East Bank of Luxor.
Western Bank of Luxor:
Western Bank of Luxor is in the west direction near the Nile River. West Bank has a variety of things to do in Luxor. Some of the sites on the west bank of Luxor are The Valley of Kings, The Temple of Hatshepsut, and The Valley of Queens. And also the view of the tomb and temple from this side of the Nile River is spectacular.
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The Valley of Kings:
Exploring the valley of Kings is one of the unique things to do in Luxor. The valley of kings is divided into two parts; the western side and the eastern side. The eastern sides consist of the royal tombs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th century and the western sides consist of 120 tombs constructed in the 11th and 16th centuries. The valley of Kings is a burial site of the Pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It is the center of attraction of the tourist because of the beautifully painted walls, it is believed that the sun god along with the dead men sailed through the underworld on the boat in the night.
The Temple of Hatshepsut
The temple of Hatshepsut is also known as the temple of the monastery or funerary temple situated on the west bank of the Nile river, opposite the king's valley. The temple of Hatshepsut is constructed of colorful limestone. It has three galleries spread along with the three floors on the mountainous background. The second gallery has the statue of the queen and the third floor has the inscriptions of the ‘journey of the sun god’.
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Luxor museum is one of the best things to do in Luxor and it is also the best museum in Luxor. The upper floor of the Luxor museum displays the silver bowls, furnishing of graves and tombs, votive tablets, and amulets in the middle of the floor. It has total283 sandstone blocks that are beautifully painted and depicts the Temple of the sun of Karnak.
Also, the Luxor museum displays the tales of ancient Thebes of the Old Kingdom. The Two Roayl Mummies of Ahmose 1st are the prized possessions of the museum.
Mummification Museum is a small museum. This museum displays the practice of mummification of the ancient Egyptians in a well-organized manner. This museum has mummies of both humans and animals. It also has the spatulas (an ancient tool) that are used to take the brain out of a dead person. This museum has the collective information of all the ancient buildings, rulers, pyramids, burial practices, and a lot more things.
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Q. Where do I stay in Luxor?
- Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
- Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa
- Nefertiti Hotel
- Bob Marley Peace Hostel
- Nile Castle.
These are some of the best place to stay in Luxor.
Q. Do I need visa to visit Egypt?
Yes, visa is necessary for the foreign national to visit Egypt.
Q. What are the top 5 things to do in Luxur Egypt?
- Temple of Karnak
- The Valley of Kings:
- Luxor Museum:
- Mummification Museum:
- The Temple of Hatshepsut
Are things to do in Luxor Egypt.
Q. What is the best time to visit in Luxor, Egypt?
Month between October and April is considered as the best time. The temperature during these months is cooler and atmosphere is pleasant.