Things to do in Luxor

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Things to Do in Luxor

Top Attractions in Luxor


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  • Smitty09876
    Carmel, IN633 contributions
    Another one-of-a-kind collection of burial sites for the Eqyptian Pharaohs and powerful nobles were buried in individually carved-out caves. This was done over a period of about five hundred years from about the 10th century BC to the fifteen century BC. This valley, the East Valley near Luxor, is home to over sixty tombs and chambers, some simple and some hugely complex. Many of the tombs and caves were decorated and painted with vivid colors, depicting life and death 4500 years ago. Even though most of the tombs were vandalized and most/all artifacts were stolen, the artwork remains in many, vivid colors and drawings telling stories of life back then.
    In this valley, the most well-known and prominent tomb is that of King Tut or Tutankhamen. This tomb was found intact I believe and besides the stunning artwork on the walls, you can see the mummified body of King Tut preserved for all to see under a plexiglass box. The guide will aid you in taking a picture of King Tut's head. Stunning...
    If you do find yourself in the area of Luxor, this is a MUST STOP for you to observe and learn. Outstanding.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Smitty09876
    Carmel, IN633 contributions
    The Temple of Karnak is beautiful and a bit overwhelming. The entire area is quite large and given the typical temperature from April to Sept/Oct, most likely not all seen in one tour outing. But you must have a tour guide, a good one, to help you understand the meaning of Karnak. The structure is over one thousand years old and it includes the largest religious building ever built. As per the accepted mythology, this huge building, the Temple of Amun-Ra, is where god lived on earth with his wife, Mut, and his son Khonsu.
    To the untrained eye, it is hard to imagine what this complex looked like when it was built a thousand years ago...the effects of flooding, the rising water table, and the obvious chemical degradation had quite an effect on what still stands and how it looks.
    But this is not to be missed, MUST be seen. Take a hat, plenty of water, maybe an umbrella for the sun and a great pair of walking shoes.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Tigertribal
    Craigavon, UK964 contributions
    2 of the large statues at the 1st pylon are copies which perplexed our guide.

    Nice statues, columns & more Rams.

    A Mosque has been built on the ruins of the temple.

    Recently restored 1.5-mile-long Avenue of the Sphinxes (Nov 2021) connecting Luxor & Karnack Temples. A boat shrine is located in the avenue.

    Café & toilets on site.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Poojapau
    Leicester, UK100 contributions
    This is a lovely air conditioned museum. It's really informative and we ended up spending a lot longer here than we thought from other reviews. I would recommend starting off with the 7min presentation next to the gift shop first as it's a good overview of what to expect.
    Everything is in good condition and well explained
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Tigertribal
    Craigavon, UK964 contributions
    Amazing temple nestled in the surrounding hills.

    You are able to climb all 3 ramps. There are superb paintings in the right-hand shrine & nice carvings of Hathor in the left-hand shrine.

    Views from the 3rd ramp overlooking Luxor.

    Enter the complex via electric carts.

    Café & toilets on site.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • D1spm
    Redditch, UK1,436 contributions
    You can’t go to the valley of the kings and not go to King Tuts tomb. It is particularly small in comparison to others so you won’t be in there long however it’s worth going in to admire
    The detail of the work and painting.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Rick W
    Sevenoaks, UK1,880 contributions
    This temple was not included in our West Bank itinerary but I went back at 4pm (it closes at 5pm) to see it. The place is incredible! It’s First pylon is the second largest in Egypt and full of carvings of Ramses III and his victories. But inside are the real treasures. Here you will find Ramses in battle with his chariot, and also his scribes obeying orders to cut off the hands of dead enemies and their tongues and (fascinatingly!) their penises too. Ask a local guide to show you round and enjoy the details of the carving – very clear to see. Of all the temples this one had the clearest carvings with a real story instead simply of more offerings to gods. You could see the place in under an hour and it is close the the Colossi of Memnon – so is easy to pop into on you way into or out of the Valley of the Queens or Kings.
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Sally J
    Martinsburg, WV410 contributions
    We spent about two weeks touring Jordan and Egypt: this was a highlight; the color of the tomb paintings is 3500 years old, but as bright and clear as if they had been done yesterday.
    It is an expensive ticket, with time limited in the tomb, but we’ll worth it.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Nick P
    Staten Island, NY291 contributions
    If I recall, this tomb had an extra fee. So be it. It is brilliant. See every tomb you have time for in the Valley of the Kings. It is stunning how much time and work the ancient civilizations devoted to honoring their leaders.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Musicians Mum
    175 contributions
    Visited as part of a small group tour from UK.
    This site is interesting,at every turn,every column,
    Would have been happy to spend half a day there.
    Busy but site is very big.
    Little sphynxes everywhere
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Wende
    St Helens, UK22 contributions
    Been visiting luxor and Ace for many many years and as usual packed most of my suitcase with donations for the Ace charity shop in luxor ,oppisit the Lantern resturant.
    Alas egypt air did not send my suitcase on flight with me from Heathrow direct to luxor ! Up and to now still have not seen my case which was checked in at Heathrow nearly 3weeks ago.
    To cut a long story short instead of donating clothes, magazines etc..i ended up having to shop there so was so glad i had contributed to the stock just as many many people do to make some money inorder to treat sick egypt animals.
    Keep up the excellent work, and when i return i hope my case/z make it with me so i can donote to 'Ace'. From WENDE.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • D1spm
    Redditch, UK1,436 contributions
    Very beautiful and large tomb, definitely with visiting, fantastic detailed hieroglyphics and carvings simply a must.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Musicians Mum
    175 contributions
    These tombs were created by the men who worked on the tombs of the kings during their free time.Why?Because they lived secluded in the village (the ruins are visible),unable to travel in case the locations of the kings tombs were inadvertantly discovered!
    Unlike the kings tombs,these tombs show visions of the afterlife and also parts of daily life.They are much smaller but well worth visit.
    These artisans were able to read and write heiraglyphs as well as design ,paint,excavate,carve and would pass on their skils through the generations.
    Visited this as an add on to a small group tour from UK.
    Did not have time to investigate the ruins of the actual village so not sure if you are allowed in there or just have to view from the pathway.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Stephen R
    Rennes, France49 contributions
    Easily accessible by foot if you don't mind walking a few kilometers from the ferries and carry enough water. The information board is wonderful and provides lots of interesting details on the history of the colossi and everything they've endured over the years. However don't expect to spend more than a few minutes here so it may be rather out of the way if you're not in a tour group.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • D1spm
    Redditch, UK1,436 contributions
    Simply a spectacular experience, as with all of the carvings at the temple it’s mind blowing the achievements of the craftsmen . As you visit this area you will see them
    Written 9 April 2022
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