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Things to do for History Buffs in Luxor 

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  • 1

    Karnak Temple

    5
    31 reviews

    It's absolutley fascinating to visit the Karnak Temple, which is the biggest temple of Egypt.

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  • 2

    Valley of the Kings

    West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
    4.5
    13 reviews

    The valley of the kings is a must see when you're in Egypt and interested in their culture/history. You can visit some of the tombs of the old pharaohs.

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  • 3

    Temple of Hatshepsut

    Deir al-Bahri
    4.5
    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sights near Luxor -- partially because it can be reached by a nice hike out of the Valley of the Kings. The architecture here is distinctive / a bit refreshing after visiting the tombs. Unfortunately, doesn't make it onto many day-trip itineraries.

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  • 4

    Temple of Hathor, Dendera

    Qina, Qesm Qina, Qina, Qena, Egypt
    4.5
    3 reviews

    This is one of the few enclosed structures that we saw on our trip. Gives visitors a better sense of what these structures were like when they before they were damaged by history and the elements.

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  • 5

    Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

    Luxor 83911, Egypt
    5
    10 reviews

    wow that place is awesome

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  • 6

    Luxor Museum

    Madinet Al Oqsor, Luxor, Egypt
    4
    10 reviews

    A small and absolutely fascinating museum that surprises with two mummies exhibited there! (King Ahmose, who fought the Hyksos , Dynasty 17, and the mummy of the man supposed to be Ramesses I, whom I believe about it is King Ay or Horemheb) A lot evidences from the Amarna Period (eg. Talatats of King Akhenatens temple found int the pylons ...

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  • 7

    Valley of the Kings

    Egypt
    4.5
    8 reviews

    Of course must for all visitors of Luxor. For I was there not only one time, I tell you, if you do not like the heat; visit the valley in the very early morning. When I was there... there where 60 degrees... air temperature! You buy at the entrance the ticket for 3 tombs, you need two for 6, of ...

  • 8

    Howard Carter House

    Near the Valley of the Kings
    5
    1 review

    Even before the Revolution , the restoration of the house was causing by Dr. Hawass! Do not be confused by guides who offer a home on a plateau than that of Howard Carter. It is wrong. To the house of H. Carter, it was now green with vegetation, behind it is a is a cafe. Inside the house there was ...

  • 9

    Tomb of Tuthankhamun (KV 62)

    Valley of the Kings
    5
    1 review

    Relatively small but big on nostalgia. The big prize is the gold sarcophagus at the end of the walk.

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  • 10

    Madinat Habu

    Al Bairat
    5
    1 review
  • 11

    Hike to Deir al-Bahri

    Valley of the Kings
    5
    1 review

    It is very easy to hike out of the Valley of the Kings over to Deir al-Bahri to see the Temple of Hatshepsut. The hike isn't very difficult -- I think it took us about an hour with plenty of stops. Be sure to take water, a hat, and shades. During my hike there were no tourists and only one ...

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  • 12

    The Oberoi Philae

    Nile River
    5
    1 review

    I dread cruises and really dreaded this one but was pleasantly surprised. The ship is intimate, never feels crowded, and the service and food were excellent. A good mix of luxury and local ambience. A wonderful way to see life along the river as well as the major sights. The roof deck on this ship is less luxurious than others. ...

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  • 13

    Medinat Habu

    West Bank
    4
    2 reviews

    The most amazing thing about the Habu temple (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III) is that you can still see a lot of the original colours of the carvings.

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  • 14

    Luxor Temple

    Central Luxor
    4
    1 review

    Small but attractive complete complex right in the middle of Luxor. Like the first place you'll visit when you arrive. Easy to walk to and attractive at all hours. Be sure to visit in the evening when the lighting adds to the ambience.

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    lyxor

    4
    1 review
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  • 16

    Tomb of Ramses IV (KV2)

    Valley of the Kings
    4
    1 review

    Nice tomb with attractive paintings, some with vivid color. A large sarcophagus at the end of the decent.

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  • 17

    Tomb of Ramses IX (KV6)

    Valley of the Kings
    4
    1 review

    One of the more popular tombs. The paintings here are relatively well-preserved and some of the drawings retain a fair amount of color.

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  • 18

    Tomb of Sennutem

    Deir al-Medina
    4
    1 review

    Nicely decorated workmen's tomb. Provides an interesting contrast to the more lavish tombs found in the Valley of the Kings.

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  • 19

    Tomb of Ramses VII (KV1)

    Valley of the Kings
    3
    1 review

    Unfinished so lacking in some of the detail that you find in some of the other tombs. Relatively short. Missable if you are short on time.

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  • 20

    Luxor International Airport

    Monshaat Al Amari, Luxor, Egypt
    3.5
    2 reviews
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