About Luxor, Egypt
Luxor is a city located in Upper Egypt and the capital city of Luxor Governorate. Often described as the world’s greatest open air museum, the city was the site of Thebes, an Ancient Egyptian city. The people of Luxor Egypt are mainly involved in agriculture, particularly harvesting sugarcane, several cultivate their own food.
Transportation in Luxor Eqypt
The town of Luxor is served by Luxor International Airport, the local ferries known as the National Ferry operates from a place across the Temple of Luxor. Taxi drivers are available to transport tourists to sites on the west bank, local cars and motorboats at the banks of the Nile are also used as a means of transportation. The use of horse carriages is also another exciting means that can be used to tour the city while a rail service operates at different times of the day for domestic travel along the route of the Nile.
Luxor Egypt points of Interest
Tourism also plays a major role in Luxor’s economy, thousands of tourists from all over the world throng the city to see the monuments, ruin of temples complexes and tombs. Some of the exciting tourist attractions on the east bank of Luxor include: Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum, Mummification Museum and the Karnak Temple.
Other attractions on the west bank of Luxor which lies across the River Nile includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles, Colossi of Memnon, the memorial temple of Ramesses II and Medinet Habu. Deir el-Medina which is a worker’s village, Malkata, the palace of Amenophis and Deir el-Bahri are some of the tourist delights in Luxor. You can treat yourself to local delicacies at one the restaurants in Luxor Egypt after your tour.
5 Star hotels Luxor Egypt
During your tour of Luxor, you can also treat yourself and family members to a stay in one of the luxury accommodations in town. Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is a 5 star hotel located close to the Luxor Temple, the hotel boasts of premium amenities and 24 hours room service to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Complimentary newspapers, laundry service and internet services are available to all guests. Airport shuttle service can be arranged.
Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor in Luxor Egypt also lies close to the Colossi Memmon and Karnak, its rooms are well equipped and feature private balconies. You can enjoy a meal at one of the 5 restaurants and café at the hotel or take a tour of the town in a limo/ town car service provided on request.
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa also lies in close proximity to major sites of attractions in Luxor Egypt. Guests can pamper themselves with a visit to the spa, for massages and facials or take advantage of the recreational amenities like the arcade/game room, the steam room, indoor swimming pools, a steam and a fitness centre. Guest can also enjoy a complimentary ride to nearby destinations.
Luxor Egypt hotels
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