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Travel Guide of Luxor in Egypt by Influencers

Luxor is a city in Upper Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 506,535, with an area of approximately 417 square kilometres.

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Discover our travel guide of Luxor in Egypt made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Luxor:

  🏰 Temple     🏰 Historic site     🏞️ River  

Travel Tips for visiting Luxor

Located on the right bank of the Nile, about 700km from Cairo, discover the Egyptian city of Luxor.
With a population of about 490,000, Luxor is a booming tourist city whose main activities are related to tourism, thanks to its 4 million visitors per year.

It is a special city, as its location means that it has ancient origins. First of all, it is considered to be the ancient city of Thebes. 

The historic city was for a long time considered the capital of Egypt, when it was still the city of Thebes. It is full of ancient remains and monuments, such as a sanctuary dedicated to the god Osiris that was discovered in 2018, or several 3,000-year-old wooden sarcophagi discovered in the necropolis of El-Assasif. 

For starters, how can you go to Luxor without visiting Luxor Temple? The latter was built during the 18th and 19th dynasties, i.e. between 1500 and 1100 BC, and is dedicated to the god Amun, which is why it is sometimes called the Temple of Amun. You will be able to contemplate majestic alleys and columns.

A little further on, don't hesitate to go to the Temple of Karnak and its museum. This temple is also dedicated to the god Amun and was started to be built about 2000 years before Christ. In the museum, you can discover many archaeological pieces, fragments of ancient buildings with hieroglyphs.

Of course, don't forget to visit the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings offers various hills and footpaths where you can discover other temples such as the Temple of Hatshepsut. From the latter, you will have a 360 degree view of the site. The walk in the valleys will allow you to discover Luxor under another angle and to discover sumptuous landscapes. 

Finally, it is also interesting to go to the different souks of the city where you will find various fruits and vegetables, but also objects. 

Many other activities are at your disposal in Luxor, but above all, vestiges!

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Luxor

How to get to Luxor?

The nearest airport is Luxor, located about 6km from the city centre. 
Cairo airport is about 500km from the city.
Once you arrive at the airport, there are many buses and taxis available to take you to Luxor. 

It is very easy to find accommodation rentals in Luxor. The city is very populated and lively. It is full of accommodation for rent or hotels.

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