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The City of Hundred Gates, Luxor was known in the past by this name, it was also known as Thebes City, which is the largest capital of Egypt in the era of the modern state. The city of Hundred Gates is located 670 kilometres south of Cairo and 220 kilometres from the city of Aswan.Luxor has an unparalleled charm and splendour, it contains a third of the world's antiquities, you cannot imagine the amount of valuable antiquities it contains. Only in Luxor can you feel a glimpse of the past, especially on the facades of buildings from the nineteenth century.The History of  Luxor the “City of Hundred Gates, Thebes”Homer described Luxor as "hundred- gated Thebes". SO, what does Thebes mean? The word Thebes means the comprehensive location of the eastern and western banks of the Nile. Luxor contains temples, palaces, dwellings of the living, and the eternal homes of the dead in it’s eastern and western banks of the Nile. Now we can know more about its top attractions.Top sights in Luxor the “City of Hundred Gates, Thebes”Get to know the best places to visit in Luxor, Egypt for a perfect vacation in 2020.Valley of the kingsThe Valley of the Kings is the resting place of many pharaohs of the New Kingdom, who buried their remains in tombs carved into the rocks. The 60-person graves discovered which may represent only half of the total graves in the area are identified by number rather than the name of their original inhabitants, the handful of tombs are closed at any time for restoration. However, there is enough to see, and it is better to choose a representative specimen than to try to see each grave.Luxor Temple The Luxor Temple is one of the greatest and largest temples in the New Kingdom, dating back to the fourteenth century BC in the era of the god Amun. The temple was known as the "southern reserve" and was the site of celebrations aimed at encouraging the floods of the Nile.Once you cross Sphinx Street, you reach the First Pylon, which houses the gigantic volume of stonework. The obelisks and columns compete to the sky. There is also a mausoleum for Alexander Al Akbar and amazing paintings on the Roman walls, in addition to the mosque built from the fourteenth century until now as it is.Karnak TempleThe Karnak Temple was built in the Sixteenth Dynasty, it considered the largest temple in Luxor and the most saintly one, it was a sign of the rise of Thebes as the capital of the modern kingdom. The main site here is the Temple of Amun, the largest place of worship ever built. There is the Great Hypostyle Hall, dwarfing visitors by dozens of colossal columns up to 23 meters into the sky.Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)Hatshepsut Temple is the largest funerary monument in the ancient world. It rises on three massive terraces connected by cliffs, each level marked by rows of square rock columns. The temple includes some wonderful stone designs, which are wall inscriptions, hieroglyphic writings, and some writings in bright and beautiful colours.Tomb of Ramsis IIIIt is located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, it is another burial ground for the warrior pharaohs in Egypt. Ramses tomb is about 125 meters long and is one of the tallest and greatest tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb of Ramses is characterized by the wonderful colourful decorations that record some of the rituals of the pharaohs, which is impressive and proves the ingenuity of the pharaohs in carving that these inscriptions are still very clear to this day.Tomb of TutankhamunTutankhamun was the king of the New Kingdom in the fourteenth century. He ruled the kingdom for a small period, but he achieved many achievements. His tomb was fully discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. The mummy was decorated with a mask made of gold, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and some of its belongings.As for the body of King Tutankhamun, it is found in Luxor, covered with linen, and placed in a beautifully decorated glass box.Colossi of MemnonRemnants of the magnificent and impressive temple of Amenhotep. There are two statues of Amenhotep III in front of the temple, terrible and majestic, they were erected to guard the temple, and even now they keep their shape after they have passed 3400 years. We recommend visiting it and enjoying the giant man-made statues.You can also see the two smaller statues of Pharaoh's wife, Queen Tiy, and her mother, Motemoya. You can also catch a glimpse of some wonderful carvings that are unmatched by the god Habi of the Nile.Valley of the Nobles (Tombs of the Nobles)A neglected gem worth a visit, the Temple of the Nobles or the Valley of the Nobles. Includes tombs hewn in the rock, often decorated with frescoes conveying their habit in the past, the most famous of which is the tomb of Sennavar, a good mayor. One of the most impressive tombs belongs to the nobles of Ramos, and it offers the visitor a rare glimpse of life under Akhenaten, and he was perhaps the oldest rulers who embraced the monotheistic faith.Q&AHow far is Luxor from Aswan?The distance between Luxor and Aswan is 220 km.How many days need to spend in Luxor?About three days to see the most known sights.How much is a train from Cairo to Luxor?The Night Train Cost approx $80-$100 for a sleeper, payable in US $ only at the station. Departs Cairo Ramses Station. it will take about 9 hours. Same price/ same ticket to Aswan.

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About Luxor

The City of Hundred Gates, Luxor was known in the past by this name, it was also known as Thebes City, which is the largest capital of Egypt in the era of the modern state. The city of Hundred Gates is located 670 kilometres south of Cairo and 220 kilometres from the city of Aswan.

Luxor has an unparalleled charm and splendour, it contains a third of the world's antiquities, you cannot imagine the amount of valuable antiquities it contains. Only in Luxor can you feel a glimpse of the past, especially on the facades of buildings from the nineteenth century.

The History of  Luxor the “City of Hundred Gates, Thebes”

Homer described Luxor as "hundred- gated Thebes". SO, what does Thebes mean? The word Thebes means the comprehensive location of the eastern and western banks of the Nile. Luxor contains temples, palaces, dwellings of the living, and the eternal homes of the dead in it’s eastern and western banks of the Nile. Now we can know more about its top attractions.

Top sights in Luxor the “City of Hundred Gates, Thebes”

Get to know the best places to visit in Luxor, Egypt for a perfect vacation in 2020.

Valley of the kings

The Valley of the Kings is the resting place of many pharaohs of the New Kingdom, who buried their remains in tombs carved into the rocks. The 60-person graves discovered which may represent only half of the total graves in the area are identified by number rather than the name of their original inhabitants, the handful of tombs are closed at any time for restoration. However, there is enough to see, and it is better to choose a representative specimen than to try to see each grave.

Luxor Temple 

The Luxor Temple is one of the greatest and largest temples in the New Kingdom, dating back to the fourteenth century BC in the era of the god Amun. The temple was known as the "southern reserve" and was the site of celebrations aimed at encouraging the floods of the Nile.

Once you cross Sphinx Street, you reach the First Pylon, which houses the gigantic volume of stonework. The obelisks and columns compete to the sky. There is also a mausoleum for Alexander Al Akbar and amazing paintings on the Roman walls, in addition to the mosque built from the fourteenth century until now as it is.

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple was built in the Sixteenth Dynasty, it considered the largest temple in Luxor and the most saintly one, it was a sign of the rise of Thebes as the capital of the modern kingdom. The main site here is the Temple of Amun, the largest place of worship ever built. There is the Great Hypostyle Hall, dwarfing visitors by dozens of colossal columns up to 23 meters into the sky.

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

Hatshepsut Temple is the largest funerary monument in the ancient world. It rises on three massive terraces connected by cliffs, each level marked by rows of square rock columns. The temple includes some wonderful stone designs, which are wall inscriptions, hieroglyphic writings, and some writings in bright and beautiful colours.

Tomb of Ramsis III

It is located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, it is another burial ground for the warrior pharaohs in Egypt. Ramses tomb is about 125 meters long and is one of the tallest and greatest tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb of Ramses is characterized by the wonderful colourful decorations that record some of the rituals of the pharaohs, which is impressive and proves the ingenuity of the pharaohs in carving that these inscriptions are still very clear to this day.

Tomb of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was the king of the New Kingdom in the fourteenth century. He ruled the kingdom for a small period, but he achieved many achievements. His tomb was fully discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. The mummy was decorated with a mask made of gold, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and some of its belongings.

As for the body of King Tutankhamun, it is found in Luxor, covered with linen, and placed in a beautifully decorated glass box.

Colossi of Memnon

Remnants of the magnificent and impressive temple of Amenhotep. There are two statues of Amenhotep III in front of the temple, terrible and majestic, they were erected to guard the temple, and even now they keep their shape after they have passed 3400 years. We recommend visiting it and enjoying the giant man-made statues.

You can also see the two smaller statues of Pharaoh's wife, Queen Tiy, and her mother, Motemoya. You can also catch a glimpse of some wonderful carvings that are unmatched by the god Habi of the Nile.

Valley of the Nobles (Tombs of the Nobles)

A neglected gem worth a visit, the Temple of the Nobles or the Valley of the Nobles. Includes tombs hewn in the rock, often decorated with frescoes conveying their habit in the past, the most famous of which is the tomb of Sennavar, a good mayor. One of the most impressive tombs belongs to the nobles of Ramos, and it offers the visitor a rare glimpse of life under Akhenaten, and he was perhaps the oldest rulers who embraced the monotheistic faith.

Q&A

How far is Luxor from Aswan?

The distance between Luxor and Aswan is 220 km.

How many days need to spend in Luxor?

About three days to see the most known sights.

How much is a train from Cairo to Luxor?

The Night Train Cost approx $80-$100 for a sleeper, payable in US $ only at the station. Departs Cairo Ramses Station. it will take about 9 hours. Same price/ same ticket to Aswan.

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