Not far from Karnak so visit them both, they are wonderful places to gain an insight into the Egyptian history.
Try and take a guide with you or at the very least a very good guide book, as you will miss so much otherwise. Also go early as you can to do this before it gets too hot!
This is a good place to go if you are new to Egypt.It is much smaller than Karnack and much more manageable.It gives a taste of what is to come.You don't really need a guide and you can walk there from most hotels.We went twice at different times of day but it's best early morning.
My husband and I spent an amazing week in Egypt. We visited Cairo, then took a cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. We felt very safe every step of the way. Our tour guide, Ahmed Nagy (King Tut), hired by Blue Sky Tours, made our visit extremely interesting and exciting - always thoroughly describing everything we encountered and... More
just spent a week on a nile cruise, visiting all the temples, a must see part of history, we then spent a week in Luxor, which was very quiet due to the lack of tourism from the British, a shame really as we didnt find any problems in the time we was there. the people were friendly and we had... More
Work is still ongoing with the avenue of sphinx between luxor and Karnak temples, but even now it is great to see what has been done. The small outside museum with parts of other temples in the area was labelled and very interesting.
Brilliant! With Sameh, our excellent Egyptologist guide, we travelled from our cruise boat the Dahabiya Dream to Luxor Temple an hour before sunset, arriving at about 5pm. The lighting shows up so much that cannot be seen in natural sunlight and this made our expereince all the more memorable.
Considered a part of karnak temple they are linked together. Make sure you have some time for it and don't spend all the time in karnak. any way both of them are the best ancient Egyptian monuments you can't miss in Egypt, and you will get to understand a lot about the life of those great people. go early, you... More
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