Luxor Governorate

The smallest governorate in Egypt and Ancient City Thebes is the focal point of Ancient Egypt monuments and glory.

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Governorate: Luxor
City: Luxor
Urban Population: 0.378
Governor: Mohamed Badr
Area: 55 km2
Population: 1147058

Luxor has just two main districts –

East Bank : The East Bank is the busiest focal point of many of Luxor's businesses and amenities.


West Bank: The West Bank is home to some of the most interesting architectural sights within the city of Luxor and is a short boat ride from East Bank.


East Bank


The city's main glut of hotels and tourist facilities are located in the East Bank District.



  • East Bank the town,

  • Luxor Temple,

  • Temple of Karnak,

  • Luxor International Airport

  • Luxor Museum

  • Mummification Museum

  • Winter Palace Hotel


West Bank


The West Bank is the western shore of the Nile in front of Luxor popular as a most important architectural haven for Ancient Egypt.



  • Valley of the Kings

  • Valley of the Queens

  • Medinet Habu (memorial temple of Ramesses III)

  • The Ramesseum (memorial temple of Ramesses II)

  • Deir el-Medina (workers' village)

  • Tombs of the Nobles

  • Deir el-Bahri (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, etc.)

  • Malkata (palace of Amenophis III)

  • Colossi of Memnon (memorial temple of Amenophis III)


Central Luxor


The district is comprised of four main streets where most activities are conducted. Central Luxor itself is an exciting place and comprises of four main roads:



  • Corniche el-Nil: The Corniche el-Nil runs along the east bank of the Nile and connect with most of the major attractions in East bank of Luxor.


  • Sharia al-Karnak: The Sharia Karnak runs inland parallel to the Corniche.


  • Sharia al-Mahatta: The Sharia al-Mahatta connects the railway station with the Luxor Temple area.


  • Sharia Televizyon: The Shari Televizyon is the southern part of the district which is lined with inexpensive accommodation options and a number of shops.



Towns And Villages


Some towns and villages that are close to Luxor are:



  • Ad Dayr al Bahri

  • Al Bayadiyah

  • Dabiya

  • Dendara

  • Dishna

  • Farshut

  • Gurna

  • Idisat

  • El Karnak

  • Khuzam

  • Kiman el-Matana

  • Naqada


Industrial Zones


Even though rural areas hold most its population, urbanization is in its prime with:



  • El Boghdadi

  • New Tiba


Important Sites



  • Luxor temple

  • Valley of the Kings

  • Karnak

  • Colossi of Memnon

  • Valley of the Queens

  • Medinet Habu

  • Ramesseum

  • Great Hypostyle Hall

  • Luxor Museum

  • Mummification Museum

  • Precinct of Amun-Re

  • Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III

  • Mortuary Temple of Seti I

  • Abu Haggag Mosque

  • Sound & Light

  • Sacred lake

  • Precinct of Mut

  • El-Assasif Necropolis

  • First Pylon

  • Allée des Sphinx

  • El Qurn Hill

  • Banana Island

  • Temple of Thutmose III

  • Mina Palace

  • Temple Of Khonsu

  • Crocodile Bezaar

  • Ramesses III Temple

  • Deir el-Shelwit

  • Chapel of Osiris

  • Amusement Park Zoo Sopranos Land


These districts cover most of the tourist sites. While planning your trip, make sure you are aware of Luxor Governorate. They will give you a better insight of where you are and where you want to go. Let NILE HOLIDAY  plan your Luxor Trip today..

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