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Top 3 Attractions in Luxor

Fri 03 Feb 2023 | 04:31 PM
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Luxor is a marvelous and attractive destination spot rich in various sightseeing and places of interest. Every year numbers of tourists spend their holidays in this touristic spot in Upper Egypt, being sure that they are going to have one of the best tours ever.

Its ancient sites have endowed the nation with several cultural venues, temples and tombs, some of them enshrined as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

A succession of empires and kingdoms added medieval forts, palaces, and tombs like the Dandarah Temple and Karnak Temple.

Once Hyksos' major rival, Luxor, also known as Thebes was the city of the brave Pharaohs forever memorialized in Egypt's Wars. Its UNESCO World-Heritage-listed remnants are hugely important historically, and any tourist interested in Egypt's ancient past shouldn't miss a visit here.

If you only have one day in Luxor, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and Tombs of the Nobles should be high up on your to-do list.

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings is a gougers archaeological venue, containing dozens of tombs filled with art and hieroglyphics. See King Tutankhamun’s tomb—the most famous sight in the valley—then tour the temples of the sons of Ramses II and of Amenhotep III and others to marvel at the centuries’ old art and artifacts.

Nile River

About 6,680 kilometers from end to end, the Nile is the longest river in the world. It’s also the lifeblood of Egypt, flowing through the heart of the Sahara desert, and passing through cities, including Khartoum, Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo, before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria.

Karnak Temple

This ancient landmark in Luxor, which features magnificent statues, columns, and the largest place of worship ever constructed—just a stone’s throw from downtown traffic. Construction of this historical venue spanned more than 1,000 years, and it shows in the diverse art and architecture of this Egyptian site.