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 and old barges shuffle along the Nile between the luxury hotel ships of the Hilton and Sheraton cruising to and from Cairo and Aswan.

Luxor Temple was built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC) on the site of an older temple built by Hatshepsut and added to by Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nectanebo, Alexander the Great and various Romans. Excavation work has been under way since 1885. The Temples of Karnak is a spectacular series of monuments that were the main place of worship in Theban times. They can be divided into the Amun Temple Enclosure, which is the largest; the Mut Temple Enclosure on the south side; and the Montu Temple Enclosure. The lonely statues of the Colossi of Memnon are the first things most people see when they arrive on the West bank, though the Valley of the Kings, including the spectacular tombs of Nefertari and Tutankhamun, are the big attraction. Luxor is accessible from Cairo by buses or trains, which run every day.

The great temple which was built on the East bank of the river Nile in Luxor, it was connected to Karnak temple to be used together through the festivals.
Out view of Luxor temple where we can see the mosque and Nile
The main entrance of Luxor temple where we can see the statues of Ramsis II
The open court of columns in Luxor temple
Full moon night at Luxor Temple
Statue of King Ramsis II at the main entrance of Luxor temple
The statue of the greatest pharaoh Ramsis II from Luxor temple
Located on the East bank of the Nile. It was built by several great kings of Egypt such as king Ramsis II, King Tutmosis III, queen Hatshepsut. It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes; God Amun Ra, Goddess Mut and God Khonsu.
The ramp head sphinx avenue during the sound and light show
The ramp head sphinx avenue
One of the statues of king Ramsis II
The great colonnade hall
Capitals of the the magnificent columns which were erected in the colonnade hall
Karnak temple during the sound and light show
The temple built in El dier El bahary on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor by queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for almost 20 years, She choose a very well protected location as it is surrounded by the mountains.
Out view of the temple where we can see the mountains surrounding it and of course protecting it
The temple of queen Hatshepsut in El Dier El Bahary on the West bank of Luxor
The main stairs which leads to the third terrace of the temple
One of the 2 statues of God Horus which are decorating the stairs
Statues of queen Hatshepsut represented in a mummified form and in the same time represented completely like a man
One of the Hathoric columns which were decorating the temple of queen Hatshepsut
The great kings of Egypt choose a great location between the mountains of West bank in Luxor to be the main valley for their tombs. All the tombs in the Valley of the Kings were curved in the mountains with hidden entrances to avoid robberies.
Out view of Valley of the Kings in West bank in Luxor
One of the great walls in tomb of King Tutmosis III
Ramsis I between god Anubis and God Horus fromt he tomb of Ramsis I
The upper lid of King Merenptah's coffin from his tomb
Queens of Egypt were same as kings buried in hidden tombs in the mountains of West bank in Luxor in a place we call it Valley of the Queens.
Out view of Valley of the queens
Queen Nefertari while giving offerings to goddess Hathou
Queen Nefertari in front of God Thut, god of wisdom
A very life picture of God Anubis; god of mummification
   
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