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Tourism in Luxor : the best tourist attractions in Luxor


Tourism in Luxor : the best tourist attractions in Luxor

 Luxor or (teba), as it was previously called, is considered one of the most famous tourist cities in Egypt, with a population of more than one million and three hundred people, and it is characterized by moderate climate in the summer and winter. In this article we will talk about tourism in Luxor  & the best tourist attractions in Luxor

 The city of Luxor was known throughout the ages, from the ancient state to the present day, as the capital of Egypt and inhabited by many families belonging to the ancient Egyptian dynasties. The city contains many monuments, museums and temples, which contain two-thirds of the world's monuments.

 There are many tourism activities that attract tourists to visit the city, including hot air balloon, guided tours, boarding Nile cruise ships, as well as many sports tournaments on its territory such as the Luxor International Taekwondo Championship, the World Cup Billiards, Luxor International Marathon, the African Cycling Championship  Aerobic.

 The best tourist attractions in Luxor

 1. Karnak Temple

 The Karnak Temple is considered one of the most famous temples in Luxor, and one of the best tourist attraction of luxor It is located in the north of the city. The temple includes 11 temples inside it. It was built  more than 4,500 years ago. The temple was built to worship the god (Amun Ra), his wife, the gods (moat), and their son God (Khonsu).

 The temple was named by this name in relation to the city of Karnak, which means the fortified village. It was built by the engineers and workers by order of King Amenhotep the Third, and  kings after his death added more buildings and raised it until the end of the Ptolemaic period.

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 The temple contains an edifice and courtyard with many statues that embody the gods Sekhmet and another courtyard that contains the columns and hall of the masters and the sanctification of the mass. The Temple of Luxor can be reached south by taking the kobash road that connect the two temples to each other.

 Recently, attention was paid to the temple, the restoration of antiquities, and the creation of sound and light shows that tell the story of the temple in more than one language for tourists, embodying the personalities who ruled Egypt and built this temple, and the show is broadcast at night, so that the light permeates the monuments and the courtyard of the temple with the sound that tourists feel they have returned to the ancient Egyptian state.

 2. Luxor temple

 Luxor Temple is located east of the River Nile, where it is considered one of the most important temples in the eastern cost of the Nile River because of its wide fame in the past centuries and was built in 1400 BC. It was ordered to be built by King Amun Hutb III for the worship of (the Trinity of Thebes) consisting of God Amon Ra and his wife  The goddess Mut and their son Khonsu.

 King Ramses II added the obelisks, the open courtyard, and the pylon. King Thutmose III added to it the shelters for visitors to the gods, offering goods, and Tutankhamun supplemented the inscriptions on the walls.

 The external construction of the temple is shaped by the presence of the Sphinx road, which is paved with stone slabs and statues in the shape of the Sphinx on both sides of the road. There are two obelisk of pink granite at the front of the museum. The western obelisk  was donated to France in 1836 AD to decorate the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

 The eastern obelisk is located in front of the north tower, and it is characterized by the emergence of four monkeys that revive the sun at sunrise. On the north side there is the Abi Al-Hajjaj Luxor mosque. The right wing highlights the inscriptions of the battles that King Ramses II had in facing his enemies.

 Also, there is the first courtyard, the tombs of Thutmose III, and the courtyard of fourteen thrones. The Luxor Temple is famous for its huge statues, such as the statue of Ramses II, sitting next to the entrance.

 3. The temple of the Sea Monastery

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 The temple of the monastery, was built by  Queen Hatshepsut, to establish religious rituals, and it is one of the most important funerary temples because there are many tombs in this area, and the temple is located in a region surrounded by mountains and behind the temple is the Valley of the Kings. Many cemeteries were found in this area carved out of rocks . A cemetery was  recently found  ,There were 40 mummies inside it.

 There are three temples in the monastery area, the first of which is in the building, the Temple of Montuhotep the Second, where he ordered to build it near his cemetery, and he also ordered the construction of cemeteries for his wives, army chiefs, and associates in a part inside the temple. The second temple is for Queen Hatshepsut, and his architecture and architecture are distinguished.  Top of the Temple In the nineteenth century, the monastery’s monuments were removed to reveal the temple’s ruins. As for the third temple, it was Tuthmosis the Third. It was established after the differences between it and Hatshepsut, and it is smaller in size than the previous two temples. He built the highest plateau unlike the previous temples.

 The interior of the temple contains statues of Queen Hatshepsut and the goddess Osiris.

4.  Valley of the Kings:

 The valley is located to the west of the River Nile and is divided into the eastern and western valley. It was constructed to build tombs for the pharaohs and nobles in the era of the modern state. There are 64 tombs in the Valley of the Kings of the most important tomb of King Tutankhamun that were discovered in 1922 AD and contained many treasures and gold that were not stolen  Which parts of it exist under the princesses tombs, and the king intentionally concealed them so that they would not be looted?

 Most cemeteries are forbidden to visit and there are only 18 cemeteries available to tourists and visitors. The most famous and crowded cemetery is King Tutankhamun's cemetery, so additional fees have been imposed to enter the cemetery and there is also a cemetery in the western valley available to tourists which is a cemetery which is also a fee has been imposed to enter it.

 The Valley of the Kings is considered an inspiring place for world cinema makers, as two American films bearing the same name were produced, and several American and French series and documentaries were produced that explain the Pharaonic monuments and talk about the Valley of the Kings extensively.

 5. The Queens Valley:

 This valley was constructed to bury the queens and sons of pharaohs, princes, princesses and nobles for the eighth, nineteenth and twentieth families. The valley is located in the west bank or coast of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings, and this is one of the most important reasons for choosing construction in this area.

 At the entrance to the valley, there is a cave dedicated to the worship of the goddess Hathor. The valley contains 91 cemeteries and valleys. There are 19 cemeteries such as Wadi Rakhil, Dolmen Valley and Prince Ahmose Valley.

 Among the most famous tombs is the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the largest wife of King Ramses II, who ordered the decoration of the cemetery in a striking way when it was discovered in 1904 and made it available to the public in the early nineties.

 And also from the tombs bearing the lesser-known tomb of Queen Titi, which shows the inscriptions and drawings on her graveyard of Paradise as envisioned by the ancient Egyptians and consist of side rooms, interior rooms, a corridor of funerary furniture, coffins and personal tools.

 Also next to them is the tomb of Prince Harkhbash F. son of King Ramses II and Prince Khu'a Umm and Est son of King Ramses III.