top Tourist Attractions in Luxor
Luxor Must See Places
Find simplified travel guide to the top tourist attractions in Luxor and top things to see and do in Luxor city in Upper Egypt what is the best historical places to visit in Luxor and the top activities in Luxor.
Once part of the ancient city of Thebes that was the ruling seat of power in ancient Egypt for 1,350 years, Luxor is now a major touristic destination in Egypt, particularly for travelers who interested in Ancient Egypt history and archaeology Luxor boasts an exceptionally rich legacy of tombs, temples and monuments. Around these relics of Ancient Egypt’s celebrated history are signs of the prosperous industry of the modern day – tourism, Luxor now top city to visit in Egypt, let’s explore the top Tourist Attractions in Luxor
Here we will guide you to the the top historical sites * must see Places in Luxor to make the best of your trip.
Top Tourist Attractions in Luxor West Bank
Your tour in Luxor will not complete until you visit the Valley of the Kings the burial place of the great Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, the Valley started when King Thot-Mosis 1 to separate his tomb from the normal burial temple, moreover he gave an order to bury his body not in a luxurious monuments but in a secret, inaccessible place.So he gave the order for his Vizir (Inin) to dig the tomb of the King after that all the Pharaohs of the New kingdom
used to dig thier tombs in the Valley of the Kings, it has 62 Tombs most famous is the Tomb ok King Tutankhamun
Madinat Habu Temple
The Temple of Rameses III. Madinat Habu. In ancient times Madinat Habu was known as Djanet and according to ancient belief was the place were Amun first appeared. Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and Later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramses the Third.
Hatshpsut Temple – Deir El- Bahari
The temple of the strong lady the frist lady of ancient Egypt her majesty Queen Hatshspsut.
This woman ruled Egypt for about 16 years she ruled after her brother -husband Tot-Mosis II,
She built this temple as funeral temple she used to rule Egypt as male king because it wasn’t allowed for a women to rule Egypt she married her brother to justify her right to the throne of Egypt.
More over queen Hatshpsut married her step son Tutmosis III and put him in the shadow for 16 years and when he became an adult he killed her and then he became the king of Egypt and as an act of revenge he destroyed everything related to this queen so when you visit her temple.
in the west bank you will find that he removed all her names from the walls.
The temple of Queen Hatsheput has unique style consist of 3 floors cut into the cliffs of the mountain of the Valley of the Kings, queen Hatshpsut was buried in the Valley of the Kings with the pharaohs
We discovered her mummy in the Egyptian Museum store rooms now it is displayed in the Mummy room
Top Tourist Attractions in Luxor- East Bank
The Karnak Temple Complex
The Temple begins with the avenue of Rams then the first and the second Pylon , then you will find yourself in open court it was used for the festivals then you will find the great Hypostyle Hall 134 columns each one of them is 23 Meters high the columns still have colors also there are 2 Obelisks out of 7 were in the temple. You can see after that the Sacred Lake of the temple beside this lake there are many seats this for the sound and light show in the temple everyday evening.
Luxor temple the temple of Amun -Ra
In Luxor all that remains of it glorious past is the temple that the ancient Egyptians built to the glory of God Amun-Ra the temple is 260 Meters long mainly built by 2 pharaohs the first was Amon-Ofis III and the second was Ramses IIt and the temple was joined to the Karnak temple a long stone-paved dromos.
The entrance of the temple marked by the large Pylon decorated by king Ramess the great military campaigns The Pylon was preceded by 2 Obelisks today only one Obelisk left 25 Meters high and the other was taken to Paris- Franc on the 25th of October 1836.
The temple is marked by 2 statues of King Tutankhamen made of Alabaster and very big open court contains of 64 pillars take the shapes of Louts and papyrus and the Sanctuary of the temple.
The Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum recently built this Museum displays countless interesting finds relating to the history of ancient Thebes -Luxor the most interesting piece is TALAT’S WALLS of king Ikhnaton and the head of HATHOR from the treasure of King Tutankhamen and the Granite stone -head of king Amono-ofi III
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