Hatshepsut temple
Hatshepsut temple

Statue of queen Hatshepsut at the west bank of luxor

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Hatshepsut temple
Hatshepsut temple

Statue of queen Hatshepsut at the west bank of luxor

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Discover Luxor

Luxor, about 500 km south of Cairo, is the site of the ancient city of Thebes. It includes the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. On the opposite side of the Nile River lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of Amun, later to become the god Amun-Ra. The city was regarded in the ancient Egyptian texts as was.t (approximate pronunciation: "Waset"), which meant "city of the sceptre", and later in Demotic Egyptian as ta jpt (conventionally pronounced as "ta ipet" and meaning "the shrine/temple", referring to the jpt-swt, the temple now known by its Arabic name Karnak, meaning "fortified village"), which the ancient Greeks adapted as Thebai and the Romans after them as Thebae. Thebes was also known as "the city of the 100 gates", sometimes being called "southern Heliopolis" ('Iunu-shemaa' in Ancient Egyptian), to distinguish it from the city of Iunu or Heliopolis, the main place of worship for the god Ra in the north. It was also often referred to as niw.t, which simply means "city", and was one of only three cities in Egypt for which this noun was used (the other two were Memphis and Heliopolis); it was also called niw.t rst, "southern city", as the southernmost of them.

The modern city includes the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Waset, also known as Nut and to the Greeks as Thebes or Diospolis. Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the west bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.

Weather 

WINTER: (DEC - FEB)

Spring(MAR - MAY))

Summer: (JUN - AUG)

Fall: (SEP - NOV)

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27°C/19°C

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Attractions & sightseeing tours (things to visit )

East bank

West bank

Ticket fees

Luxor temple                                 160 Egyptian pound

Karnak temples                              200 Egyptian pound

Luxor museum                               160 Egyptian pound

Mummification museum               140 Egyptian pound

Valley of the Kings                         240 Egyptian pound

Hatshepsut temple                        140 Egyptian pound

Valley of the Queens                     100 Egyptian pound

Tomb of Ay                                      60 Egyptian pound

Tomb of Ramses VI                        100 Egyptian pound

tomb of tutankhamun                    300 Egyptian pound

Deir el madina tombs                    100 Egyptian pound

Ramesseum temple                         80 Egyptian pound   

Habu temple                                   100 Egyptian pound

Dendera temple                             120 Egyptian pound

Abydos temple                               100 Egyptian pound

Esna temple                                      80 Egyptian pound


 

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