Attractions in Luxor City
The attractions in Luxor city are absolute wonders as the site became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 and is famous for being one of the most visited places in Egypt. It gained the reputation of being the world's most magical and biggest open-museum due to its various historical landmarks such as:
Valley of the Kings
Many Kings and Queens choose to protect their history from oblivion by constructing their tombs in the heavenly Valley of the Kings that is located in the heart of a mountain and holds more than 63 tombs, out of them are 20 royal tombs from the New Kingdom like the Ramsess dynasty, Tutankhamun, Amenhotep I, Thutmose and various great rulers of ancient Egypt.
Colossi of Memnon
The city is guarded by the Colossi of Memnon which was constructed by Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty in front of his lost temple which once stood behind them. These Egyptian statues were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world, they have survived for more than 3000 years.
Valley of the Nobles
The city also holds the Valley of the Nobles which holds the tombs of 500 individuals from governors to tax collectors to any nobility who worked for the Pharaohs from the 6th dynasty to the Graeco-Roman period. The decorations in these tombs embellish scenes from daily life in ancient Egypt.
Valley of the Queens
The place of beauty the Valley of the Queens also known as Biban el-Harim, Biban el-Sultanat, and Wadi el-Melikat holds tombs of many queens, princes, princesses, and other members of the royal families of the new kingdom such as Nefertari the wife of Ramses II.
Luxor also holds the phenomenal Hatshepsut temple that was constructed in 1479 BC to represent the achievements of arguably one of the new kingdom's most successful pharaoh, the temple is an example of the enchanting brilliant classical architecture of that era.
One of the city’s great main attractions is, of course, the beautiful Luxor temple which is known to be the house of the Sun God Amon, his wife Goddess of Motherhood Mut and The Moon God Khonsu. The temple contains large amounts of structure, statuary and relief carvings still intact, making it the greatest testament to why Luxor has earned its nickname, “The World’s Largest Open-Air Museum”.
Luxor city is contained the world’s oldest religious complex in human history the Karnak Temple where the worship of many gods took place during the various time periods of ancient Egypt. The construction of Karnak started by 4,000 years ago and took more than 2000 years to complete, each Egyptian ruler who worked at Karnak left his or her own architectural mark which makes it one of the most impressive attractions in Egypt and the whole world.
Location & Weather of Luxor City
Luxor city is located in upper or Southern Egypt on the east bank of the Nile river. It has an area of 417 square km (161 sq mi) and a population of 506,558 individuals. climate The climate of Luxor city is quite a hot desert weather, Luxor is one of the sunniest and driest cities in the world. The summertime from May to August, the temperature is at 40 C (104 F) while in the winter months from October to March the temperature is at 22 C (71.6 F). There is an average humidity of 39.9%, with a maximum of 57% during winter and a minimum of 27% during summer.