Situated on east bank of Nile River, Pharoah’s capital city Luxor is the next best thing tourists search for after Cairo. But totally immersed in Ancient Egypt’s charm and Nile River’s hold, the place calls to be explored through roadways, waterways and airways.
In ancient times, the city was called home to the god Amun, and was named ‘Waset’ which means ‘City of Sceptre’. Many Egypt’s rulers of New Kingdom era were buried close to the city in the nearby Valley of the Kings.
Later it attracted Babylonians, Turkey and Greek etc. Greek called it ancient city of Thebes which means ‘City of 100 gates’. And from then on it remained spiritual city throughout Christian era.
Of all the ancient cities, no one came close to the glory of Thebes and is now the largest and wealthiest heritage site in the world.
As other Egypt cities, winter is considered to have most cool climate and is thus most sought after time for visits.
Ideal Weather: October to April based on average temperature…
Cheapest Time: Summer (May – September) is hot and the most uncomfortable period.
Busiest Time: Winter (December–February)
Best Time: March–April and October–November
To know in details about these sites, see Luxor Top Attractions.
Egypt tourism has brought the city into focus with several exciting adventures which you can see in details in Luxor Tours, Travel & Activities.
Places To See
Things To Do
Valley of Kings
Valley of Queens
Tombs of Nobles
Colossi of Memnon
Hot air balloon
Shoppe in Souks and markets
Light and sound shows
Local food and restaurants…
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