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Corniche

Address: street along the Nile, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #30 of 49 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant walk the whole length of Luxor from the temple all the way to Karnak. Sadly, the pavement is not well looked after with many broken slabs, tiles and potholes. Whilst the Nile is a wonderful river it is so sad to see the amount of garbage on its Banks and little or no effort is made... More 

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West Sussex, England
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I know they are struggling for business but passing by the Corniche was like running the gauntlet every time. Hard to say if the area is nice or not as spent most of the time looking at the floor so not to accidentally make eye contact with a trader lol

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this used to be lovely walk with boutique shops and cafes. Sadly now its a deserted river frontage with the occasional felucca captan asking for trade. Maybe it will pick up again when the tourists return to Luxor, lets hope so.

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Banbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Loads to see as you walk along the corniche. The Winter Palace which was King Farouk's winter residence. Fabulous building now a hotel. Luxor Temple, the souk and the Luxor Museum. All of this is on the right hand side of the road as you walk towards the museum, on the left is the magnificent Nile. The views of the... More 

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Landskrona
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132 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The corniche can be a really scary place! There will be hords of felucca owners, peddlers and kalesh horsemen following you: "felucca, madam", "kalesh, madam" etc. And you will find it quite horrible at times. Especially the sorry horses... it will be unpleasant to see these half starved horses working the streets of Luxor. But forget it.... Forget the people.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the hassling. Luxor is great. Yes you will be hassled when outside a tour but you can still do it. And it is worth the effort. Carriage drivers do hassle but we found a good one and used him the whole time which prevented this. Some will offer you trips for 20 pound but you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Don't be put off by the hassle or by people wanting to be your friend, the Corniche is a great place to wander by. There is a great resturaunt where you can sit and watch the felluccas on the Nile and while away an hour or two. A great morning would be a visit to the Luxor museum, walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

lovely to walk along there , just the staddy hussle from locals makes not nice ones constand have to argue with locals as they dont take a no for answer

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Yes you need to be ready to say 'lala shokran' a lot but the view on the sleepy Nile with felucas is great. We didn't take the boats because we had already paid our taxi for the return trip but the guy proposed 60LE to take us back to our hotel (about 15mn along the shore), we were tempted.

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Leuven, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have travelled a lot but i never experienced this kind hassling and harassment. When you take one step outside your hotel you will be continuous being harassed by men trying to get you on a boat-ride, horse-ride or to take a taxi. They don't understand the word no! At some point i was being followed by 4 men (and... More 

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