Visit Egypt: Luxor

By on October 23, 2014

Aside from Cairo, Luxor is another destination in Egypt that is well loved by visitors. Known as the world’s best “open air museum”, it’s as if every bit of the place is a historical attraction. Here you can find some of Egypt’s most important monuments, temples, and tombs, making it a must-stop for many. Just like the rest of the country, the city has a desert climate. Among its attractions are the Colossi of Memnon and Valley of the Kings. When you decide to visit Luxor, be sure to carry lots of sunscreen and have a pair of sunglasses with you. October to March is the best time to spend a holiday in the city if you want to avoid the extreme heat.

Here are some of the things you can do in Luxor.

Take a cruise at the Nile River.

Definitely the most popular river in the world, a cruise at the Nile is a recommended activity for those who want to see Luxor and relax at the same time. This is a good chance to see the amazing sunset and take a break from walking for hours.

Ride a hot air balloon.

Want to see the city from the best perspective? Then ride a hot air balloon. The chance to see the whole city at a high elevation is incomparable and is an adventure you will never forget.

See the El-Assasif Tombs

Located in West Bank, this landmark offers amazing sites. This is a burial site that houses remains from the 18th, 25th, and 26th dynasty.

Check out the Luxor Temple.

This is an ancient structure that can be found in the middle of the town and was founded in 1400 BCE. The temple is an example of the local attractions that have aged beautifully and still attract the attention of visitors.

Visit the Mummification Museum.

In Egypt, mummification is a huge part of their culture. Here you can learn about this ancient technique of burial and be amazed at the great lengths people go to just to bury the dead. Here you will discover that even animals are mummified.

Stop by Karnak.

Another famous attraction in Luxor is Karnak. This is a temple complex and is known for its elaborate work. A visit here is truly worth it and is something to tell your friends about when you get home. If you want to have a great experience, make sure that you get a reliable guide. A must see is the light show in the evening. You simply can’t miss that.

Spend some time at the Colossi of Memnon

These are a couple of statues, both 17 meters high. Although they are ruined, they are still one of the most photographed memoirs of the past here in Luxor.

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