Trips and Itineraries for Luxor
Luxor Short Break
Egyptian History in a Week: From Giza to Luxor
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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.
Hotels and Homestays in Luxor 189 Hotels
Weekend Getaways from Luxor
310 Kms from Luxor
How to reach : Take a Bus from Cairo or a direct flight(I would recommend during the summers) which takes around an hr to reach SharmEl-Sheikh. Take a Taxi to Dahab or pre book the Cab/taxi if you are flying in odd hours like I booked in advance with the stay as we where to reach at 1 am(Yes, 1 am Sinai) at our stay at Dahab. The road from Sharm to Dahab is around an 1 and half also it may vary depending on the check point traffic and the land slide(if any).It is a wonderful and safe experience to see the beautiful mountain trail and star lit sky.
Started the tour to the West Bank. As I entered the Valleys of the Kings, I passed Deir El Medina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. I visited the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut. During lunch, i cruised towards the ancient cities of Esna and Edfu. Disembark in Edfu to visit the remarkably well preserved Temple of Horus. Enjoyed an overnight stay on the cruise.
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