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Is Luxor Egypt worth visiting?

Is Luxor Egypt worth visiting?

Luxor is a tourist city, so there are a lot of things to do in it. The nightlife is buzzy, and the shisha bars are everywhere. There is also a big market street where you can catch up on souvenirs, herbs, and jewelry. Some of the most popular attractions are balloon riding on sunrise or Nile cruising to Aswan or Cairo.

What is Luxor Egypt known for?

The modern city includes the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Waset, also known as Nut (Coptic: ⲛⲏ) and to the Greeks as Thebes or Diospolis. Luxor has frequently been characterized as the “world’s greatest open-air museum”, as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city.

What’s special about Luxor?

Of Luxor’s many monuments, the Temple Complex of Karnak has to be its most astonishing and beautiful feat. Within its precincts are the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khons, and the Festival Temple of Tuthmosis III, as well as surrounding minor temples and sanctuaries.

How many days do you need in Luxor?

3 days
Luxor requires a minimum of 3 days IMO. There is so much to see and do so you will be on the go the whole time. I’d say the minimum time needed to visit Luxor is two days, but you can easily spend longer as there are so many sites, and it’s worth taking the time to enjoy the atmosphere.

Is Luxor safe for tourists?

Whilst it can be annoying with the pushy vendors and the constant haggling over prices, Luxor is not dangerous at all. The same scenario applies to a caleche “City Tour” which is a marvellous way to see Luxor in a blink of the eye.

Are there pyramids at Luxor?

The big three pyramids are known as the Giza pyramids, not the Luxor pyramids. Luxor is actually a small town in southern Egypt sitting right on the Nile.

What two tombs are in the Luxor?

The Tombs of Ramesses VII and Siptah There are two tombs that we did not visit, Ramesses VII (KV1) and Siptah (KV47).

How much is train from Cairo to Luxor?

Tickets cost $12 – $26 and the journey takes 8h. Alternatively, Egyptian Railways operates a train from Cairo to Luxor every 2 hours. Tickets cost $2 – $20 and the journey takes 9h 53m.

What is there to do in the Luxor at night?

  • Get spooked at Karnak temple light and sound show.
  • Be dazzled by Luxor temple.
  • Take a horse and carriage ride along the Corniche.
  • Taste yummy traditional Egyptian cuisine at Sofra.
  • Dine at the Winter Palace and take a night cap at their Royal Bar.
  • Sail the Nile under a starry sky on a falucca.
  • Try a night at the Luxor Museum.