Luxor sits on the East Bank of the Nile River and is known as the world's greatest outdoor museum. Luxor’s many temples and monuments have attracted visitors since the ancient Greeks and Romans, which makes it one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions. Luxor’s three main areas include the City - which is home to Luxor Temple and the Old Town, the Corniche - which features great shops and restaurants, and Karnak - which features the massive Karnak Temple. A short boat ride takes you to the West Bank of the Nile where you will find the monuments, temples and tombs of ancient Thebes.
A Luxor holiday offers an exciting variety of sights and experiences. You can sail in a traditional felucca, see the city from a hot-air balloon or visit the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the Colossi of Memnon and the impressive tomb of Queen Nefertari. There are also excursions to the Temples of Dendera and Esna and the Temples of Seti I and Ramses II at Abydos. If you need a break from sightseeing, try bargaining at the local souk, take a ride in a horse-drawn caleche, enjoy a round of golf or just relax by the river. When night falls, try one of the quality local restaurants or enjoy an Egyptian folklore show. A holiday in Luxor would not be complete without seeing the breathtaking Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple.
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