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The best 4 things to do on a visit to Luxor

If you are planning a Nile cruise in Egypt then you are in for a truly amazing experience. Home to one of the world’s most ancient and revered civilisations, it is a country that still has so much to offer today. Of course, sailing down the magical Nile is one of THE classic holidays still in 2018.

One superb place to visit along the way when you moor up is the town of Luxor. Once the site of the ancient city of Thebes, it boasts many fine sights to see when present there. Here are 4 of the very best to check out:

Temple of Karnak

This is actually a temple complex in Luxor rather than one single building. It is definitely worth seeing, however, due to the sheer scale and magnificence it offers visitors. Successive rulers of Egypt added their own buildings to it over the years and they are all simply stunning. From the Temple of Amun to the Temple of Khons, you will be blown away when you take it all in.

Valley of the Kings

Of course, this has to be on our list! It is probably one of the most famous sites in Egypt as it houses the resting places of many famous Egyptian Kings. Tutankhamun was buried here as were many other famous Kings from the country’s ancient past. It really is worth a visit to take in the atmosphere and also see the cave paintings on the walls of the tombs.

Temple of Deir-al Bahri

This is also known as Queen Hapshepsut’s temple and has a real wow factor that you won’t forget in a hurry. Huge in scale, it is set at the foot of the desert hills in Luxor. Inside there are many statues and inscriptions to see about the life of the Queen during the time she ruled Egypt.

Luxor Museum

If you want to really delve into Egyptian history in one single place, then this has lots to see. The prize exhibits are two Royal Mummies! Along with these, there are lots of items from ancient times such as luxurious bowls and amulets. It does take a while to look around though so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time.

As you can see, Luxor really does warrant a visit when you are in the area. The above are only some of the wonderful things to see there too! For more information on a 7 night Nile cruise that takes in this beautiful town, give us a call today.

Ägypten 1999 (273) Luxor-Museum: Sphinx von Tutanchamun by Rüdiger Stehn licensed under Creative commons 4

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