Luxor Tourist Attractions Luxor is a living museum with vast numbers of ancient Egyptian Monuments, including the famous Valley of the Kings, where Tutankhamun Tomb was discovered. It is also highly oriented to tourists and might be thought of in the same regard as a theme park, where the attractions just happen to be Real monuments. Built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is one of Egypt’s prime tourist destinations. People have been visiting the magnificent monuments of Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsut, and Ramses III for thousands of years. Feluccas (local sailboats) and old barges shuffle along the Nile between the luxury Nile River Cruises ships cruising to and from Cairo and Aswan.
The most important landmarks of Luxor include
1. Luxor Temple
2. Karnak Temple
3. Valley of the Kings
4. Temple of Hatshepsut
5. Colossi Of Memnon
6. Dendera Temple
7. Abydos Temple
9. Madinat Habu Temple
10. Ramesseum Temple
Temple of Luxor, which is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III, who reigned 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu.
Temple of Karnak. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amon, Mut, and Khonsu. For the largely uneducated ancient Egyptian population, this could only have been the place of the gods. It is the mother of all religious buildings, the largest ever made, and a place of pilgrimage for nearly 4,000 years.
The Valley of the Kings has two components – the East Valley and the West Valley. It is the East Valley that most tourists visit and where most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs are located.
The Temple of Hatshepsut named Deir El Bahari is one of the most beautiful royal mortuary temples, built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
The Colossi of Memnon are two enormous statues of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III originally designed to guard his mortuary temple.
Dendera Temple. This temple is a sight to hold, with the massive stones & underground passages. Is called the Temple of Hathor, one of the best-preserved in all of Egypt, and also one of the most important. In ancient beliefs, Hathor was the consort of the god of daylight, ruler of the West, and protector of the underworld. In the manner of wise desert wayfarers, we’ll leave before dawn to take advantage of cool temperatures.
Abydos Temple is the traditional home of Osiris, the god of the underworld, and a stopping point on the journey of wayfaring souls.
Luxor Museum is one of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt, It was one of Egypt’s best antiquities exhibitions in 1975.
Medinet Habu Temple is the mortuary Temple of Ramses III, the last great pharaoh of Egypt. Not as famous as the other Temples in the Luxor area.
Ramesseum Temple was built by Ramses II as a funerary Temple in 1304-1207 B.C. and was dedicated to the god Ra the memorial temple of the great warrior king Ramesses II. One of the largest and best-preserved of these temples.
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