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4.5 out of 5
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Straddling the banks of the mighty Nile River in central Egypt is the city of Luxor (formerly Thebes). Luxor has many ancient temple complexes and has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum". Two of the most fascinating and most popular temple complexes are Karnak and Luxor. They can be found within the limits of city. Visitors will find that getting around Luxor is pretty easy as there are only three main streets consisting of Sharia al-Mahatta, Sharia al-Karnak and the Corniched, which runs along the Nile River. One of the most popular tourist attractions are the caléches (carriages) which amble through the city pass many sites. A stroll down Sharia al-Lokanda street will take visitors past the colorful signs of restaurants and cafes, as well as bazaars.
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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Jun 09, 2013

    Base for exploring the Valley of the Kings. There is very little in town but there are nice properties, the river is lovely, and the nearby archaeological sights are among the best in the world.

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    Ann.peter
    5 Dec 05, 2012

    The Luxor area of Upper Egypt was the Thebes of the ancient Egyptians - the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. Today it is famous for its temples. Next to Cairo, this is the city holding the most impressive Pharaonic monuments. And they're bountiful too. Valley of the Kings, the Theban Necropolis and Karnak are all a few miles away from the city of Luxor.i visit Luxor with alltoursegypt.com

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    Ann-peter
    5 Dec 03, 2012

    Luxor today is a city of some 150,000 people and is governed by special statutes that allow it more autonomy than other political areas of Egypt. One thing you might notice is that various government and other buildings conform to an 'ancient' building code. Particularly, the National Bank of Egypt (located near the Winter Palace Hotel), the spa south of the police station, and the railway station are all designed to appear as pharaonic constructs. All of this occurred after the Egyptianization of the modern town resulting mostly from the mania that resulted from Howard Carter's discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. As one might think, the city has all the amenities tourists might expect, including a variety of hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants.i visited Luxor with alltoursegypt.com

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    Ruby Mohamed
    5 Sep 11, 2012

    Place is characterized by the magic of the Middle and good people and magnificent monuments and temples would advise anyone visiting Egypt to go to him

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    Jim Barton
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    5 Sep 08, 2012

    Luxor is unbelievable! Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor Temple, The Temple of Hatshepsut etc etc. This city will leave you gobsmacked.

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    Noelle Daley
    5 Jul 18, 2012

    Luxor has some amazing historical sights that should not be missed! Valley of the Kings was especially fascinating.

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    Maya Meritay
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Dive into the heart of the history of Egypt!!! See fanous Karnak-Temple, Luxpr, Temple, Valley of the kings, Deir el Bahari (Hatshepsut-Temple), Malquata, Medinet-Habou, Abou Al Naga, Workers Village, enjoy the sunset at Malquata, the silence on the Hill above the Valley of the kings. Breathe the breath of the times, of eons. Enjoy the daily life, the wonderful Nile - mother of egypt - visit the market, gow downtown to have a tea and a shisha... I have not enough space here to express my love for this town in egypt ...

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    Cristian Cuellar
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Se puede llegar en tren si vienes de Aswan o tambien en avion, pero el tren es mas entretenido, ademas que no todos han andado en este medio de transporte. La cuidad es relativamente pequeña y vive casi en un 100% del turismo asi que preparate ya que a cada rato alguien se te acerca a preguntar de donde eres con la idea que enganches y le compres algo. Las principales atraccione son el templo de Luxos que esta en el medio de la cuidad, el valle de los reyes (lamentablemente no dejan sacar fotos), ademas del templo de Karnak, eso si ojo con el calor que es de respetar.

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    Melissa Smart
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Go for the temples, then get out! The city of Luxor is just created for tourists, we found it very hard to eat in and explore local areas, because everything is set up for the tour groups.

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    Jen Walker
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Luxor was amazing, it's a very quiet little town, you can walk everywhere without any difficulties, the market is much lower key, the restaurants provided some of the best food I've ever had in my life! And of course the sights are nothing like anything you've ever seen, we went during Ramaden so during the day not many Egyptians were active which made viewing the Valley of the Kings/Queens and the temples kinda nice because there weren't as many people trying to sell you stuff. I would definitely go back, make this a stop if you ever go to Egypt!

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