In eastern Egypt, directly on the banks of the Nile, lies the city of Luxor, the centre of the Upper Egypt region.
Journey into the past
A visit to Luxor means travelling through time. For here, where Egypt's most popular destination today awaits tourists and visitors, once stood the Egyptian city of Waset, whose temple complexes are still preserved today. Together with the Necropolis and the Valley of the Kings, the breathtaking buildings take everyone who visits Luxor back to the time of the Pharaohs.
In order not to lose the overview of the big temple complexes and the numerous buildings, it is recommendable to make a city tour in Luxor and to the adjacent complexes. By this way, one gets to see all the highlights and also learns some interesting and worth knowing things about the buildings and the former rulers. During a holiday in Luxor, history is thus brought to life for everyone. Facts & Figures: Luxor has about 487,000 inhabitants in total. Beside the two large temple complexes there are, in the Valley of the Kings, more than 60 royal tombs in Luxor.
There are many things worth seeing in Luxor, especially of course the mute witnesses from the time of the pharaohs. The highlights are the temple of Luxor, the temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the tomb of Nefertiti and the Luxor Museum. Souvenirs: Popular souvenirs from Luxor are leather goods, carpets, tobacco or replicas of ancient Egyptian statues.