A Luxor Cultural Tours cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Luxor will give you an insight into the city’s history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Luxor would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Luxor better. Include these in attractions in your itinerary for Luxor and have a great vacation.
The modern name of the city of Luxor was given in Arabic language and mean palaces or forts. While the ancient Egyptians name called WASET, meaning the City of the Sceptre. The Greeks called it Thebes. The city of Luxor is located along the river Nile at almost 660KM to the south of Cairo the capital of Egypt.
Luxor is the heart of the Egyptian Tourism industry, apart from the Pyramids of Giza outside of Cairo, with the incredible amounts of historical places found – quite literally just a hundred or so years ago, including the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple and more – within a handful of miles from the city center. Luxor is also the place where all tourists tend to fly in to catch a boat for the ever-popular Nile cruises.
Although a relatively small town by Egyptian population standards, Luxor Cultural & Theme Tours is quite extensive and is best divided up into several ‘districts’ or areas that group the main attractions on their respective sides of the river Nile: Luxor, East Bank the town and hotels and Luxor, West Bank for the ruins and other sights.
Why Luxor Was Chosen To Be The Capital Of Arts And Culture?
Luxor is a worldwide famous city in Upper Egypt known to be the home of intact ancient Egyptian temples that date back almost 4,000 years. Luxor alone has one third of the world’s ancient monuments such as the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and Valley of Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Temple of Deir al-Bahri and more. There are a large number of ancient monasteries, graves, ancient Egyptian Temples, and numerous monuments that attract tourists from all around the world to Luxor.
The renovation of the Pharaonic Kebbash Road “avenue of Sphinxes” is considered a monumental moment for Luxor, as the project will bring the great road to life again. Its new design is set to change Luxor’s position on the touristic map, as it will become the longest gangway and open museum in the world. It is expected that the new makeover of Kebbash Road will attract tourists from all over the world over and play a vital role in pushing the Egyptian Tourism sector forward.
Luxor’s Unique Cultural Heritage Continues to Attract Visitors
Heritage is the broad concept that includes both cultural and natural environments of Luxor. The cultural heritage owned by the city described by artifacts, monuments, historical remains, architecture, traditions, celebrations, historic events, and folklore build a rich Luxor background.
The history of Luxor is also the history of international Egyptian Tourism. The expansion in the Luxor tourism market also marked the exposure of Egypt to the world. Once a village, Luxor has continued its mass growth in tourism.
Tourists flock all year round to see the Luxor’s rich cultures preserved in the mountains. The environment is inviting, homely and informative. So for your Luxor Cultural and Theme Tours, contact Nile Holiday today!