Best things to do in Luxor and sightseeing in Luxor
Memphis - Luxor
Luxor Temple - Luxor
The temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who reigned 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods.This temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. It was completed by Tutankhamun and and added to by Ramses II. Towards the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great. During the Christian era the temple's hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west. Then for thousands of years, the temple was buried beneath the streets and houses of the town of Luxor. Eventually the mosque of Sufi Shaykh Yusuf Abu al-Hajjaj was built over it. This mosque was preserved when the temple was uncovered and forms an integral part of the site today.
Karnak Temples - Luxor
Colossi of Memnon - Luxor
The Colossi of Memnon are two twin statues depicting Amenhotep III (14th century BC)in a seated position, his hands resting on his knees and his gaze facing eastwards. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep's memorial temple.