Luxor

Luxor

Things to do - general

Is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate),with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 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.

Country Egypt

Culture and history info

The importance of the city started as early as the 11th Dynasty, when the town grew into a thriving city, renowned for its high social status and luxury, but also as a center for wisdom, art, religious and political supremacy. Montuhotep II who united Egypt after the troubles of the first intermediate period brought stability to the lands as the city grew in stature. The Pharaohs of the New Kingdom in their expeditions to Kush, in today's northern Sudan, and to the lands of Canaan, Phoenicia and Syria saw the city accumulate great wealth and rose to prominence, even on a world scale.Thebes played a major role in expelling the invading forces of the Hyksos from Upper Egypt, and from the time of the 18th Dynasty through to the 20th Dynasty, the city had risen as the major political, religious and military capital of Ancient Egypt.Culture and history image

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Classical Egypt Holiday

Classical Egypt Holiday

Luxor
Price per person from 672 $
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Cairo and learn more about the history of Egypt More info
Egypt Magical Tour

Egypt Magical Tour

Luxor
Price per person from 1,474 $
10 days spent exploring the historical highlights of Egypt. Visiting the best sights in Cairo before More info
Egypt Tour - Christmas & New Year Special Offer 2016

Egypt Tour - Christmas & New Year Special Offer 2016

Luxor
Price per person from 1,539 $
Highlights include visiting the Pyramids, Old Cairo, relaxing on a luxurious 5* Nile River Cruise, p More info
Egypt Vacation - Easter Travel Holiday

Egypt Vacation - Easter Travel Holiday

Luxor
Price per person from 1,041 $
Luxury Egypt Tour during 2016 Easter holidays, includes visiting the Pyramids and Museum of Egyptian More info
Explore Egypt Tour

Explore Egypt Tour

Luxor
Price per person from 1,485 $
Experience all the major historical sites of Cairo, Aswan and Luxor and enjoy a relaxing 3 day Cruis More info
Honeymoon Holiday in Egypt

Honeymoon Holiday in Egypt

Luxor
13 Days / 12 Nights To see Splendor of Egypt 4 nights cairo,1 night Aswan,3 nights Nile Cruise & More info
Magic of Upper Egypt Holiday with Nile Cruise

Magic of Upper Egypt Holiday with Nile Cruise

Luxor
Price per person from 1,615 $
Memorable Holiday in Egypt with 3 Nights to enjoy the sights of Cairo, 3 nights Lake Nasser Cruise a More info
Special Offer - Pyramids & Xmas Nile Cruise

Special Offer - Pyramids & Xmas Nile Cruise

Luxor
Price per person from 1,467 $
Spend Christmas in Egypt, visiting the Giza Pyramids and the gigantic Karnak and Luxor Temple. Relax More info
The Best Tour of Egypt

The Best Tour of Egypt

Luxor
Price per person from 748 $
A short tour of Egypt that provides the opportunity for you to see the most outstanding attractions More info
Adonis Nile Cruise

Adonis Nile Cruise

Facts Details Official Rating 5 Stars Our Rating Deluxe Nile Cruise Number of Cabins 70 Cabin More info
Amwaj Nile Cruise

Amwaj Nile Cruise

Facts Details Official Rating 5 Stars Our Rating Luxury Nile Cruise Number of Cabins 62 Cabin More info

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