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Luxor: Thebes capital of Ancient Egypt

Luxor: Thebes capital of Ancient Egypt

• The denomination of Luxor as the city of a thousand doors is attributed to the number of temple entrances in the city.

• Luxor means "the city of palaces." It was named like this by the Arabs thanks to the abundance of this type of pharaonic palaces.

• The city of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt, about 700 km from the capital and almost 250 km from the first Upper Egypt waterfall.

• The current Luxor was built on ancient Thebes, the third capital in Egypt, was the capital of the Empire from the IV dynasty 1500 BC. The first capital of Egypt was Memphis and the second; Alexandria

• Luxor is considered the most monumental city as it has a third of the world's monuments.

• The Nile River divides the city of Luxor into two banks: eastern and western. According to the ancient Egyptians, dawn is associated with the birth of new life, so they built the sanctuaries where they performed their daily rituals instead they built their funeral temples and tombs on the western shore where the sun related to death sets, according to their thought.


"Main sightseeing of Luxor"

On the eastern bank :

The Karanak Temples

The Luxor Temple

The Luxor Museum

The Mummification Museum


The western ank includes:

The Valley of the Kings

Hetshpsut Temple

Colossi of Memnon

Valley of the Queens

Ramseum Temple

Habu Temple

Deir The Medina

Valley of the Nobles


Activities not to be missed in Luxor

A Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan

Ballon excursion to enjoy the sunrise

Faluca ride

If you want a guided trips to visit all the sightseeing in Luxor you can check our Day trips in Luxor 


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