Luxor – the perfect holiday destination
For the keyword “holiday in Egypt”, most people initially think of the pyramids or a beach holiday in Hurghada. There are many reasons to come to Luxor instead. Why ?
Luxor offers in one place as well as everything you can experience in Egypt.
The east side of the city offers a typically oriental city life with legendary chaotic traffic, the bazaars with their typical bustle and haggling and the big mosques. Of course you will also find Mc Donalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken here.
On the west side, however, you can still find the typical Egyptian country life with fellahs (farmers), field farming with donkeys and ox, sugar cane and irrigation ditches. Land and city life in one place? This is possible in Luxor.
Monuments, monuments, monuments…
Luxor offers the largest number of ancient Egyptian monuments in Egypt. Seven large, world-famous temples are scattered throughout the city (Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Temple of Amenhotep III (Memnon) and the Temple of Seti I, the father of Ramses the Great). They are complemented by the famous working-class city of Deir el Medina and 3 large grave fields (Valley of the Kings, the Queens and the Nobles) with a total of over 600 (!) Tombs, some even after more than 3000 years still in an excellent state of preservation with bright colors and perfect reliefs are. Two museums complete the offer, in one there are unique finds worldwide from the time of Echnaton, the founder of monotheism.
Luxor has good transport links, there is a train station, an airport and a newly built highway to Cairo or Aswan. The long-term visa issuing authority is also located in the city.
Beach not far
The beaches on the Red Sea and Hurghada can be reached on well-developed highways in less than 4 hours by car or bus. A week’s beach vacation with snorkeling and jet skiing is therefore nothing against.