Luxor, located in Southern Egypt, is known as the largest open-air museum in the world. This is because it is the location of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes where the ruins, tombs, and structures still remain today. You can also visit the Valley of the Kings and several other historical and fascinating sites where hieroglyphics in the underground tombs still contain their original brightly colored paintings.
While in Luxor, most visitors spend the majority of their time touring the ancient ruins. You will need several days to see everything and be able to enjoy all the things to do in Luxor, so be sure to plan for plenty of day trips.
The unique and rich history that is preserved in the temples and tombs of Luxor make the city an unforgettable holiday location. The larger-than-life temples and statues of Luxor and Karnak can be toured and explored alone or with a tour guide.
There are several markets and vendors throughout Luxor, so you can also buy Egyptian scarves, handicrafts, and other unique souvenirs.
Make sure to try the local delicacies which tend to be flavorful and full of fresh vegetable and meats.
You can also take a felucca, or small boat, ride up the Nile and visit nearby cities to see even more of Egypt’s ancient history.
Summer in Luxor is incredibly hot, while the rest of the year is mildly warm. The ideal time to visit is during the cooler months, although the city is a wonderful place throughout the year. Make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during the tours, which generally take place outdoors unless you are touring the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
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