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Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island

Egyptian Hotel

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Fabulous, 8.8 Score from 54 reviews

Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island  

Luxor • Egyptian Hotel

Maritim Jolie Ville is a luxurious resort situated on a private island. Surrounded by 165 acres of landscaped gardens, it overlooks the Nile and features 3 outdoor swimming pools. More   

Maritim Jolie Ville is a luxurious resort situated on a private island. Surrounded by 165 acres of landscaped gardens, it overlooks the Nile and features 3 outdoor swimming pools.

Each room offers a private terrace overlooking the lush gardens. All benefit from air conditioning, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island boasts an infinity-edge swimming pool with Nile views and a water canon. Guests can also enjoy various leisure facilities including 4 tennis courts and a gym.

Over 10 different restaurants, bars and lounges are available at Jolie Ville. French à la carte cuisine can be enjoyed at La Fleur Restaurant, while the atmospheric Fellah Tent offers traditional belly dancing, water pipes and Turkish coffee.

Luxor International Airport is 14 km from the hotel.

Hotel Rooms: 647, Hotel Chain: Maritim.


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Pyramisa Isis Hotel & Suites Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

Good, 7.5 Score from 53 reviews

Pyramisa Isis Hotel & Suites Luxor  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Situated on the banks of the Nile, this resort offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the river, tropical garden, or outdoor pools. It is located in the centre of Luxor and 1 km from Luxor Temple. More   

Situated on the banks of the Nile, this resort offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the river, tropical garden, or outdoor pools. It is located in the centre of Luxor and 1 km from Luxor Temple.

A satellite/cable TV and a minibar are in Pyramisa’s spacious rooms. Each comes with a seating area, and an en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower.

International buffet meals, including breakfast, are served daily at Lotus Restaurant. Isis Hotel has a barbecue terrace, and a Chinese and an Italian themed restaurant. In the evening, there is live entertainment in the bar.

Various beauty treatments are available at the salon. Guests can also work out at the gym or play a game of squash.

Pyramisa Isis Hotel & Suites Luxor is 10 km from Luxor Airport, and the staff can arrange a shuttle.

Hotel Rooms: 450, Hotel Chain: Pyramisa Hotels & Cruises.

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Sheraton Luxor Resort

Egyptian Hotel

Very good, 8.5 Score from 49 reviews

Sheraton Luxor Resort  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

On the banks of the River Nile, this luxury resort has 2 outdoor pools, and tennis courts. It features spacious bedrooms with balconies and views of the river and the countryside. More   

On the banks of the River Nile, this luxury resort has 2 outdoor pools, and tennis courts. It features spacious bedrooms with balconies and views of the river and the countryside.

Rooms at the Luxor Resort are air conditioned and have elegant furnishings. Each room is equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The balconies offer panoramic views of the Nile and the surrounding countryside.

The Sheraton has 3 restaurants and 2 pool bars. At the Karnak, guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine. The Agra specializes in Indian dishes. Guests can also dine in the privacy of their room.

The Sheraton has a games room with billiards and table tennis. There is also a tour desk that can provide information on local attractions.

The centre of Luxor is located less than 3 km from the hotel and there is a free shuttle service to downtown. Luxor International Airport is a 20-minute drive.

Hotel Rooms: 290, Hotel Chain: Sheraton.

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Iberotel Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

Very good, 8.3 Score from 84 reviews

Iberotel Luxor  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

A heated pool floating on the Nile is one of the most unique features of this 4-star hotel. Overlooking the Theben Hills, Iberotel Luxor also offers a restaurant boat and rooms with private balconies. More   

A heated pool floating on the Nile is one of the most unique features of this 4-star hotel. Overlooking the Theben Hills, Iberotel Luxor also offers a restaurant boat and rooms with private balconies.

The generous breakfast includes cereals, yoghurt, omelettes, grilled vegetables and fresh Danish pastries. Guests can savour Egyptian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, while enjoying views of the Nile.

The spacious rooms at Iberotel Luxor come with satellite TV and minibars. Each is air conditioned and has a safety deposit box.

Centrally located in Luxor, the hotel is positioned directly on the Nile and just 10 minutes' walk from the Luxor Temple. Luxor Airport is 20 minutes' drive away.

Hotel Rooms: 185, Hotel Chain: Iberotel Hotels & Resorts.

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Nefertiti Hotel Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

Very good, 8.1 Score from 107 reviews

Nefertiti Hotel Luxor

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Overlooking the ancient Luxor Temple, Nefertiti offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Luxor’s railway station is only a 10-minute walk away. More   

Overlooking the ancient Luxor Temple, Nefertiti offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Luxor’s railway station is only a 10-minute walk away.

The rooms of Nefertiti enjoy a simple interior. Some of the rooms have a private balcony.

Nefertiti has a tour desk which offers Nile River cruises and several sightseeing trips in Luxor. It also has a convenient 24-hour front desk service.

A variety of drinks and Egyptian dishes are served on the rooftop terrace. Here, guests can also smoke a traditional Egyptian water pipe.

It is only a 20-minute drive from Luxor International Airport.

Hotel Rooms: 32

Latest booking: yesterday

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Egyptian Hotel

Exceptional, 9.7 Score from 8 reviews

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Nestled on the banks of the Nile, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa offers stylish rooms with uninterrupted views from the water’s edge, luxurious spa facilities and stunning infinity pools. More   

Nestled on the banks of the Nile, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa offers stylish rooms with uninterrupted views from the water’s edge, luxurious spa facilities and stunning infinity pools.

Enjoy the tranquil environment and attentive service at Hilton Luxor Resort. Choose from classic Hilton rooms to upgraded suites with Nile views.

Relax and rejuvenate with the aid of luxury holistic treatments at Hilton Nayara Spa. Bathe in one of Luxor Resort’s 2 beautiful infinity pools or simply relax in a cabana hammock beside the Nile.

In the evening, spend time in one of Hilton Luxor Resort’s 7 elegant bars and restaurants. Explore the rich culture of this ancient region of Egypt.

Hotel Rooms: 236, Hotel Chain: Hilton Hotels.

 

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Cleopatra Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Fabulous, 8.7 Score from 27 reviews

Cleopatra Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Featuring a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of Luxor, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. Cleopatra is located 4 km from Hatshepsut Temple on west bank of the Nile. More   

Featuring a rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views of Luxor, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. Cleopatra is located 4 km from Hatshepsut Temple on west bank of the Nile.

Free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV are in each brightly coloured room. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathrobe.

A continental breakfast is served at Cleopatra’s restaurant. Guests can relax on oversized cushioned lounge chairs and enjoy views of
the Valley of the Queens and the Tombs of Nobles.

Free public parking is available at Cleopatra Hotel.

Hotel Rooms: 17

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New Grand Hotel Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

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New Grand Hotel Luxor

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

The New Grand Hotel Luxor is located in the heart of the city and features a restaurant and free internet access. It offers simply decorated rooms and services such as bicycle rental and a tour desk. More   

The New Grand Hotel Luxor is located in the heart of the city and features a restaurant and free internet access. It offers simply decorated rooms and services such as bicycle rental and a tour desk.

Each room at the New Grand Luxor has a ceiling fan and most of them have air conditioning. The different units come with private bathrooms or offer shared facilities. Some rooms have a cable TV.

A continental breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. The restaurant offers buffet meals mixing Arabic international dishes.

The hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from the Luxor Temple and the railway station. Al Souq Street is 10 minutes’ walk away. Luxor Airport is a 15-minute drive away and the hotel can arrange a shuttle service.

Hotel Rooms: 16

Nile Valley Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Good, 7.7 Score from 7 reviews

Nile Valley Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Featuring an outdoor pool with a bar, this 3-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has panoramic views of the Nile River, Luxor city, and Luxor Temple. More   

Featuring an outdoor pool with a bar, this 3-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has panoramic views of the Nile River, Luxor city, and Luxor Temple.

Each room at Nile Valley Hotel includes a wall-mounted satellite TV and a private bathroom with toiletries. Most rooms include a balcony. All are decorated with soft, neutral tones, colourful duvets, and tiled floors.

A freshly prepared continental breakfast is served daily. Buffet dishes and á la carte specialities are served at Nile Valley’s restaurants. Room service and packed lunches are available.

Transfers by motorboat to Luxor city or Karnak are available on request. The 24-hour staff can arrange tours to ancient Thebes and the city of Luxor, just 500 metres away. A laundry service, including ironing, is also offered.

Hotel Rooms: 20

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Teacher Hotel and Club

Egyptian Hotel

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Teacher Hotel and Club  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

The Teacher Hotel and Club is located near Luxor’s Souq and offers a roof top terrace with views over the Temple of Luxor. It also has a bar, a restaurant, and includes free Wi-Fi and free parking. More   

The Teacher Hotel and Club is located near Luxor’s Souq and offers a roof top terrace with views over the Temple of Luxor. It also has a bar, a restaurant, and includes free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Each air-conditioned room at Teacher Hotel and Club is simply decorated and has a balcony. All of them have private bathrooms. Most of them have a satellite TV and a telephone.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. Guests can also enjoy typical Arab specialities at the on-site restaurant. The bar offers drinks and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere and it has entertainment and music in the evenings.

The Teacher is located just a 5-minute walk from the bus station and the railway station. The Temple is also a short walk away. Luxor Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive away.

Hotel Rooms: 28

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Pavillon Winter Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

Superb, 9.3 Score from 28 reviews

Pavillon Winter Luxor  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and warm hospitality in the heart of Luxor city. It overlooks the River Nile and is just 100 metres away from the Luxor Temple. More   

Sofitel Pavillon Winter Luxor offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and warm hospitality in the heart of Luxor city. It overlooks the River Nile and is just 100 metres away from the Luxor Temple.

Rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and include private, furnished balconies with views of the garden.

Pavillon offers a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and exotic plants. Guests enjoy a wide variety of services that include babysitting, airport shuttle, bicycle or car rental service.

Pavillon Winter's restaurant serve a variety of cuisine as well as weekly theme nights and live folklore music. The attentive staff helps create a friendly and inviting atmosphere for guests and can offer tips on what to see and do nearby.

Nearby attractions include the Karnak Temple, Luxor Museum, International Convention Centre, and the Mummification Museum.

Hotel Rooms: 116, Hotel Chain: Sofitel.

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Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

Egyptian Hotel

Very good, 8.5 Score from 24 reviews

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Located in Luxor, Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor offers contemporary accommodation, a health spa and fine dining in its restaurant. It is 2 km away from Luxor Station. More   

Located in Luxor, Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor offers contemporary accommodation, a health spa and fine dining in its restaurant. It is 2 km away from Luxor Station.

Decorated with luxurious bedding and elegant furnishings, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV and mini bar. Most rooms have stunning city or river views.

Guests can unwind in the hotel’s sauna or go for a swim in the large outdoor pool.

A variety of local and international dishes are available at Sonesta St. George’s restaurant.

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor is a short drive away from the shops and restaurants of Luxor.

Hotel Rooms: 322, Hotel Chain: Sonesta Collection Hotels.

Latest booking:  3

Ramsess Hostel

Egyptian Hotel

Fabulous, 8.7 Score from 12 reviews

Ramsess Hostel

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Located in the village of El Gezira, Ramsess Hotel offers rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. The public ferry on the west bank of the Nile is just minutes away. More   

Located in the village of El Gezira, Ramsess Hotel offers rooms with air conditioning and satellite TV. The public ferry on the west bank of the Nile is just minutes away.

Most rooms of Hotel Ramsess have a private balcony featuring panoramic views of the River Nile or the Theban Mountains.

Guests can benefit from the 24-hour front desk service Ramsess Hotel provides.

The rooftop restaurant serves authentic Egyptian cuisine, as well as international cuisine. It also offers various Egyptian beers and wines.

Hotel Rooms: 17

Reservation possible without a credit card
Latest booking: 3

New Memnon Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

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New Memnon Hotel

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

This air-conditioned hotel is in the Theban Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More   

This air-conditioned hotel is in the Theban Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located a 1 km walk from the Colossi of Memnon statues, and the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III.

New Memnon Hotel features a rooftop coffee bar and restaurant, which serves traditional dishes. A continental breakfast is available daily, which can be taken either in the room or in the breakfast courtyard.

The brightly decorated rooms at New Memnon include a refrigerator and a TV. It has a private bathroom with a shower. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.

The 24-hour front desk can arrange tours for guests, as well as bike hire. Transfers to Luxor International Airport and a laundry service are also available.

New Memnon Hotel is around 10 minutes’ drive to Hatshepsut Temple. It is also less than 20 minutes from Luxor Temple by boat.

Hotel Rooms: 19

Latest booking: 8 hours ago

St.Joseph Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Good, 7.6 Score from 38 reviews

St.Joseph Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Overlooking the left bank of the Nile, St.Joseph Hotel offers modern rooms with air conditioning and a TV. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace. All rooms of St. More   

Overlooking the left bank of the Nile, St.Joseph Hotel offers modern rooms with air conditioning and a TV. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace.

All rooms of St.Joseph Hotel are equipped with a mini-bar and a private balcony.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of international and local dishes in St.Joseph’s restaurant. The rooftop bar enjoys panoramic views of the Nile.

It is only 700 metres from Luxor’s train station, and less than a 5-minute drive to Luxor Temple.

Hotel Rooms: 75

Latest booking: 2

Karnak Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Karnak Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

The Karnak offers great-value accommodaiton less than 100 metres from the River Nile. It also offers 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and massage rooms. More  

The Karnak offers great-value accommodaiton less than 100 metres from the River Nile. It also offers 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and massage rooms.

Karnak Hotel provide rooms that are air conditioned and include a mini bar, satellite TV, and a well-contained bathroom.

Guests can enjoy rich breakfast and à la Carte dining beside the pool.

The outdoor swimming pool area is surrounded by a garden. For entertainment, Karnak provides a billiard room and children's playground area.

Hotel Rooms: 44

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El Mesala Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

El Mesala Hotel

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Hotel El Mesala offers a panoramic view across the Nile, opposite the great obelisk of the Luxor Temple. It features a swimming pool with a deck and sun loungers. More

Hotel El Mesala offers a panoramic view across the Nile, opposite the great obelisk of the Luxor Temple. It features a swimming pool with a deck and sun loungers. It also has a rooftop restaurant and a large garden.

Being near the main ferry and providing you with motor boat moorings, El Mesala can help to set up trips to the heart of the Nile Region such as Abydos, Dendera, Aswann, or even the Red Sea or Cairo. You can round off the day at the bar or relax in the sunny sitting areas of the garden.

Free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a balcony are available in all air-conditioned rooms. Most of them provide you with views of the Nile River.

Continental breakfast is available in the morning. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, both traditional Egyptian meals as well as European ones.

At night, Winter Palace and Luxor Temple are floodlit, allowing to take scenery pictures.

Hotel Rooms: 12

Latest booking: February 20

Gaddis Hotel, Suites and Apartments

Egyptian Hotel

6.9 Score from 33 reviews

Gaddis Hotel, Suites and Apartments  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

Just 350 metres from Luxor Temple and Museum, this modern hotel offers a friendly atmosphere and great-value accommodation with breakfast included, close to the centre of Luxor. More Just 350 metres from Luxor Temple and Museum, this modern hotel offers a friendly atmosphere and great-value accommodation with breakfast included, close to the centre of Luxor.

Gaddis Hotel offers a peaceful setting in Luxor, with easy access to the main sites. Each of the rooms is comfortably furnished and has air conditioning and a private balcony.

The hotel has a small outdoor pool, ideal for a refreshing afternoon dip. There is a 24-hour front desk for your convenience.

The Nile is within a short walk away. Karnak Temple is 3 km from Gaddis Hotel and the Luxor International Airport is only 15 km away.

Hotel Rooms: 68

Latest booking: February 23

Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Fabulous, 8.8 Score from 43 reviews

Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

This Steigenburger hotel is situated in the heart of Luxor and provides modern accommodation with stunning views of the Nile. It offers massage treatments, an outdoor pool and evening entertainment. More This Steigenburger hotel is situated in the heart of Luxor and provides modern accommodation with stunning views of the Nile. It offers massage treatments, an outdoor pool and evening entertainment.

The spacious rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TV. Some have a balcony and all are filled with natural light.

Nile Palace Luxor Hotel is conveniently located within a short walk of Luxor's large shopping district. Luxor Temple is 1 km away.

Nile Palace Luxor offers a wide choice of restaurants, serving Lebanese and international cuisine. Live music entertainment is provided in the evenings.

Guests can make use of the fitness centre and sauna. The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk and staff can help organise local tours.

Hotel Rooms: 304, Hotel Chain: Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts.


Latest booking: yesterday

El Luxor Hotel

Egyptian Hotel

Good, 7.5 Score from 40 reviews

El Luxor Hotel  

Luxor •  Egyptian Hotel

This 4-star hotel is surrounded by garden and overlooks the Blue Nile. It is in the centre of Luxor and is ideally located between Luxor Temple and Museum. More El Luxor Hotel’s provides rooms that are comfortably furnished, include LCD TVs and offer views of the hotel’s garden or the Nile.

The property surrounds an outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar and sun deck.

Guests can enjoy rich breakfast, lunch, and dinner either indoors in a light-filled restaurant or outdoors by the pool.

Hotel Rooms: 306

Latest booking: yesterday

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Quiet, convenient West Bank
When savvy tourists visit Luxor, they dont stay in the bustling city itself, but in the quiet, garden community of El Gazeera. Most tourists attractions are located on the West Bank of the Nile, so you save yourself a daily boat ride or lengthy drive across the bridge. (Only the Karnak and Luxor Temples and the Luxor Museum are on the East Bank all of the tombs, Deir el Bahari, and several temples are located on the West Bank.) Though quiet, this area has everything you need: small grocery stores, coffee shops and internet cafes, camel and donkey rides, taxis to take you anywhere in the region, and a nice mixture of international tourists and locals with ready smiles.


 


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Luxor-Karnak-Thebes

A view of Luxor Egypt including the Temple of Luxor

Luxor has often been called the worlds greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. The number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world that know of.  Actually, what most people think of as Luxor is really three different areas, consisting of the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor and Thebes, which the ancient Egyptians called Waset, which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor. 

A Luxor SunsetRight - The west bank across the Nile from Luxor. 

To say that the Luxor area is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt would be an understatement.  It has been a tourist destination since the beginning of tourism.  Even in ancient times, during the late Dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods, the area drew tourists, and has been doing so ever since.  Today Luxor is well equipped to accommodate tourists with many hotels and in general a tourist industry ready and willing to serve the people from many countries that descend on this area of the Nile Valley every year.

People walking past the Temple of LuxorWithin Luxor, there are only three main streets consisting of Sharia al-Mahatta, Sharia al-Karnak and the Corniched, next to the Nile.  The street in front of the train station is Sharia al-Mahatta and runs away from the Nile where it meets the gardens of Luxor Temple.  Sharia al-Karnak, or Maabad al-Karnak which means Karnak Temple Street runs along the Nile from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple.  However, Sharia al-Karnak  is known as Sharia al-Markaz where it meets Sharia al-Mahatta street, and to the south around the temple it is known as Sharia al-Lokanda.  Along this street one will find the colorful signs of restaurants and cafes, as well as bazaars where the usual variety of Egyptian souvenirs can be found.  Of interest is the alabaster, which is plentiful along the west bank and miled not far from here.  Also look for the clay pots used by the locals for cooking, which are more unusual.

Nile Cruise Boats along the dock at Luxor
Luxor at the Nile

Luxor today is a city of some 150,000 people and is governed by special statues that allow it more autonomy then other political areas of Egypt.  One thing you might notice is that various government and other buildings confirm to an 'ancient' building code.  Particularly, the National bank of Egypt (located near the winter palace), the spa south of the police station, and the railway station are all designed to appear as pharaonic constructs.  All of this occurred after the Egyptianization of the modern town resulting mostly from the mania that resulted from Howard Carter's discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. As one might think, the city has all the amenities tourists might expect, including a variety of hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

Avenue of SphinxesIn Luxor proper on the East Bank, one of the first stops must be the Temple of Luxor built by Amenophis III. Head south on Sharia al-Karnak to reach the temple, which was connected to the Karnak Temple via a long stone processional street called a dromos.  The dromos (Picture at right) was built by Nectanebo I, and originally was lined on either side by sphinxes. In front of the Luxor temple, the dromos is well preserved, and on the way to the entrance one passes by a Roman chapel of burnt brick dedicated to the god Serapis, which was built during the rule of Hadrian.  There is a path that leads to the Nile side of the Temple where one enters the complex.

 

 

The Luxor Bazaar
One of the Luxor Bazaars

After leaving Luxor, head back to Sharia al-Karnak and go north towards Karnak.  Down the road, near the police station which is near the tomb  is the oldest mosque in Luxor, the El-Mekashkesh Mosque.  It contains the remains of a 10th century Islamic saint who rumor has it was a monk prior to converting to Islam.  The mosque is a popular pilgrimage destination.  Here also is the Franciscan Church and its schools, one for boys and the other girls. Beyond this lies a great Coptic basilica.

At the Police station, head towards the Nile Corniche.  Here, opposite the Mina Palace Hotel you will find the Mummification Museum, which has most anything you would ever want to know about mummifications.  From here, head north towards Karnak.

A statue in the Luxor MuseumAbout halfway to Karnak, you will discover the Luxor Museum.  (The image at left is a Block Statue of Iamu Negh from the Luxor Museum). It should certainly be visited if you plan a well rounded and educated experience.  While this is a small museum, most of the relics are from the surrounding area and provide considerable insight to the monuments you will visit.

From the Museum, head back to Sharia al-Karnak and continue north towards Karnak.  After crossing a small bridge one will begin to see the excavated dromos off the road and running through a small village. A little further on you will pass the ruins of the Temple of Mut where another dromos leads to the gateway of the tenth pylon.  The road finally arrives at the domed tombs of two saints, Sidi Ahmed and Sidi Ali, where a road leads past the Department of Antiquities leads to the main Temple of Karnak entrance. This road is built along a canal that once connected the Nile to the Temple.  There was a dock in ancient times, but now all that is left is the quay and the raised dais.   Just past that is a red brick Roman dock and past that two paved ramps led to the river bank.  They are bordered by stone parapets, and were built during the rule of Taharqa.  Past these is the Chapel of Achoris, which received the sacred boat of Amun when it was used in ceremonies.

A grand statueTo arrive at the entrance one follows the dromos with its crio-sphinxes.  They have the head of a Ram and the body of a lion and are symbolic of the God Amun.  Arriving at the temple, there is a statue of Ramesses II with his son between his feet. 

To the right is a structure that has red steps, a red front colonnade and red brick walls.  Inside there are pedestals. inscribed with the names of Roman emperors,  that once held their statues.  This was a Roman chapel dedicated to imperial worship. After leaving the Temple complex on the left is the Franco-Egyptian Center which has managed the temple complex since 1967.  Down on the shore of the Nile is the Centre National dl la Recherche Scientifque, or CNRS, which houses the French and the Chicago House, a project of the University of Chicago is near by. 

After this, you will wish to take a boat trip over to the West bank.  This trip had a special meaning to the Egyptians, for they were more crossing the way to the West and life, then to a necropolis.  The Valley of the Kings is as good as any to try first, with tombs from the 18th and 19th Dynasties. Outside the Valley of the Kings, the road leads past Antef, named for the 11th Dynasty prices who were buried here.  Some tombs can still be seen as one heads towards the Temple of Seti I.  Most of what is left of Seti's Temple is the view.  The court is entered by the ruined gate of a pylon  The court has what is left of a palace on the south side. The road continues south  passing Dra-Abu el-Naga necropolis. 

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