Welcome to Luxor

Luxor, formerly known as Thebes, is the ancient and historical capital of Upper Egypt. Although no longer a major political center, Luxor remains one of Egypt's most alive and incredible cities from its ancient sites, to its friendly people, and many tourist attractions.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Luxor, Egypt. Sit back and enjoy.

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Top attractions

Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is an ancient temple and historic religious site in Luxor.

Luxor, Egypt - Luxor Temple

Colossi of Memmon

The Colossi of Memmon are a series of ancient sandstone statues in Luxor.

Colossi of Memmon

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is a historic area of Luxor with pharoah tombs.

Weather and Climate

Luxor has a semi-desert climate with hot, dry summers.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Luxor?

Answer: The best time to visit Luxor is between September and November.

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History

One of Egypt’s oldest cities, Luxor was founded as the ancient of Thebes, a Greek name. The city served as the capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom and was known for its many sacred temples and religious sites. Luxor was also a diverse city with Turks, Babylonians, Greeks, and Phoenicians all residing within its walls. Although quickly declining with the arrival of the Romans and other invaders, Luxor was reborn during the Middle Ages with important construction projects starting during this time. A Christian church was also constructed. During French colonial times, upkeep of Luxor was maintained and after Egypt’s independence, Luxor became one of the country’s top tourist destinations.

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