List Of Luxor Hotels
in pharaonic times as 'the city of a thousand gates' Luxor stands on the site of
Egypt's ancient capital, Thebes.'
small town of Luxor more than lives up to its promise of historical splendour.
Capital of Egypt when the pharaonic empire reached its full power and glory,
riches were lavished upon the temples and tombs built in the surrounding area.
Across the river is the starkly desolate Valley of the Kings, burial ground for
many of the New Kingdom pharaohs, including Tutankhamun. In the very centre of
the modern town is the temple of Luxor, once connected by an avenue of sphinxes
to the temple of Karnak. After a hard day's exploring, what could be better than
drinking a cool beer whilst watching the sun set behind the Theban hills?
excursion capital of the world, there is practically no limit to the amount and
variety of excursions to do in and around Luxor. As well as the usual
sightseeing, it is also possible to ride horses in the desert, go felucca
sailing and enjoy balloon flights over the West Bank.
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