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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks

The temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut (Most select of places) by the ancient Egyptians. It is  a temple complex, where pharaohs built  for over 2000 years. The temple is... more »

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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks

  The great mortuary temple of Ramses III dominates the site at Medinat Habu.  Second in size only to Karnak, the main pylon and well-preserved wall carvings record military... more »

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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

Built during the eighteenth dynasty by Amenhotep III and added to by Ramses II, Luxor Temple was built to celebrate the annual Opet Festival when the statues of Amun, Mut, and... more »

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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Cemeteries; Landmarks

The Valley of Kings is the ancient burial ground used by the Pharoahs and dignitries from the 18th to the 20th dynasties. Among 63 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun... more »

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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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You cannot step outside of your hotel in Luxor without hearing the shouts of the horse and carriage drivers (called caleches) heckling for a ride or seeing overburdened donkeys... more »

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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with... more » Owner description: A mortuary temple dedicated to the longest ruling female of Ancient Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is decorated with statues, sphinxes, and reliefs, which have been meticulously restored over time. « less
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Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Owner description: The key feature of this tomb, which was originally built for Ramses V and expanded by Ramses VI during the 20th Dynasty, is... more » Owner description: The key feature of this tomb, which was originally built for Ramses V and expanded by Ramses VI during the 20th Dynasty, is its vaulted astronomical ceiling with a double image of the Goddess Nut swallowing the sun. « less
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Deir al-Medina was inhabited by the laborers, craftsmen, painters, and carvers who worked on the royal tombs nearby.  Just south of the Valley of the Queens, this place is often... more »

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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: History Museums; Museums

Located on the Corniche between Luxor Temple and Karnak, the Luxor Museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts and statues found in archeological sites in and around... more »

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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Owner description: This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a... more » Owner description: This tomb of the 19th-Dynasty pharaoh Merenptah, son of Ramses II, features beautiful reliefs of Isis and Nephthys and a steeply-inclined corridor leading to the burial chamber where the sarcophagus still rests. « less
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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The Theban tombs of the Nobles extend over a large populated area to the south of the Valley of Kings.  More than 400 tombs of nobles and officials can be found here among the... more »

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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

The Tomb of Sennedjem is located in the necropolis on the hillside above Deir al-Medina, the village for workmen on the West Bank sites.  The tomb was built for Sennedjem, a... more »

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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of... more » Owner description: Located in the Valley of the Kings, this well-preserved tomb is known as the “Tomb of the Harpists” due to the bas-relief of two blind musicians located in one of the side chambers. « less
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Luxor
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
A major part of the Temple of Karnak complex is occupied by the Temple of Amun, built during the 18th Dynasty (1554-1305 BC).
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

Again this is a temple that few people go to. Although it is becoming more popular, you can, while there, watch the buses going straight past on their way to V of K, Hatshepsut’s... more »

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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

 Discovered in 1922, the tomb of King Tutankhamen is the smallest of the royal tombs in the Valley of Kings.  However, the nearly intact tomb discovered by Howard Carter is... more »

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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Art Galleries

Caravanserai is a fair trade shop located near Medinet Habu Temple (Mortuary temple of Ramses III) on the West Bank of Luxor. It's a real treasure trove of  crafts such as... more »

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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some... more » Owner description: The Karnak Sound and Light Show highlights the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. The show narrates the achievements of some great Pharaohs, with poetic descriptions of the ancient treasures. As visitors walk through the complex, the pharaohs arise to tell the story of their interesting lives, as haunting music mysteriously flows through this ancient city. Ancient and poetic voices tell the visitors about the birth of Karnak temple and the heroic achievements of the pharaohs and the god Amun. It is an enchanting and supernatural experience to listen to sound effects and gaze at the magnificent ruins illuminated during the well-presented show. « less
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Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see upon arrival at the West Bank.  Standing sixty feet high... more »

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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Luxor
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

The Sharia al-Corniche is the main street running along the Nile in Luxor.  Shaded walkways line the avenue just above the docks where cruise ships and pleasure boats line up for... more »

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