Luxor City is situated on east bank of Nile River. Pharoah is the capital city Luxor. It is the next best thing tourists search for after Cairo. But totally immersed in Ancient Egyptian Site charm and Nile River’s hold, the place calls to be explored through roadways, waterways and airways.
History Of Luxor
In ancient times, the Luxor 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.
Best Time To Visit Luxor
As other Egypt cities, winter is considered to have most cool climate and is thus most sought Best Time To Visit Egypt.
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
Major Point Of Interest Luxor
- Temples: know more about them in Egypt Temples.
- Museums: know more about them in Egypt Museums.
- Water fronts
- And so on…
To know in details about these sites, see Luxor Top Attractions.
Things To Do In Luxor
|Places To See
|Things To Do
|Valley of Kings
|Hot air balloon
|Valley of Queens
|Shoppe in Souks and markets
|Light and sound shows
|Tombs of Nobles
|Local food and restaurants…
|Colossi of Memnon
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