The majority of Egypt's ancient tombs and temples are situated around Luxor, about 420 miles south of Cairo. This is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, the ancient capital for the New Kingdom Pharaohs. The city is a living monument to the past, with a nostalgic air and much to see and enjoy.
Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temples
At the heart of the modern city on the East Bank are the staggering ruins of the vast temple of Karnak and the smaller Luxor temple built by Amenophis III. The monuments, temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings, dating from the 18th and 19th dynasties, and the Valley of the Queens are on the opposite West Bank. Show me more >
Luxor: where to stay
This historic city has attracted visitors since the late dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods, and still provides good options for accommodation, although you might prefer to spend your nights floating gently on the waters of the Nile aboard a tiny cruise boat.