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Luxor & Aswan
Luxor & Aswan


Tourism in Luxor and Aswan

If you are tired of the routine life in the winter with the stress of work and study and decide to go on vacation with the family. Luxor and Aswan is the most beautiful winter tourism destination at all, as they are characterized by a mild climate in the winter, which allows tourists to enjoy their journey.

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Luxor and Aswan are distinguished by the fact that they contain many archaeological monuments and therapeutic and commercial destinations that give the place a distinctive character that attracts tourists from all over the world.



Important places to visit in Luxor and Aswan:

Luxor

Luxor
Luxor

Luxor, once an Ancient Egyptian capital, is known today as the world's greatest open-air museum.  The Pharaohs left many monuments in Luxor, which gives the city an atmosphere of reverence and awe, due to a large number of temples and monuments. From the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings and the magnificent sunset views at the majestic temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor to the exciting and fun Nile cruises.

Luxor includes many of the temples, the most famous of them are:


Luxor Temple


Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple


Luxor temple is one of the most visited landmarks in Egypt due to its excellent preserved condition and intact beautiful carvings and the rare phenomenon.

Luxor temple contains several pylons. The entrance of the temple is in the north and is lined a Sacred Way Known as the Avenue of Sphinxes. Luxor temple also holds a birth shrine built by Amenhotep III and a bark shrine to be used by Amun built by Alexander. The temple contains a peristyle courtyard dating back to Amenhotep which holds the best-preserved columns on the eastern side while the southern side is made up of 32 columns that lead to the inner sanctums which were used as a chapel during Roman times. Ramses II constructed a pylon which shows two towers at the height of 24 m and a wide of 65 m that is decorated with his military expeditions and victory at the battle of Kadesh.



Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple - Luxor
Karnak Temple - Luxor

Karnak Temple - Luxor
Karnak Temple - Luxor


Karnak was the largest and most impressive religious centre in ancient Egypt,  and a monumental complex in the middle of which stood the temple of Amun Ra, the king of gods. Karnak, the Arabic name of a nearby village that means fortified wall, was the centre of the religious and economic life of Egypt during the new kingdom.  The most venerated of the places of Amun is the result of enlargements and beautification works carried out in a period of over 2000 years. In fact, there was no Pharaoh who did not want to leave a tangible sign of his reign at Karnak.

Karnak Temple is characterized by charming sound and light shows that are held every evening, which is a great way to discover the temple. The road to Karnak Temple is known as the path of rams, which are surrounded on both sides by small sphinxes.


Valley of the Kings

Valley Of Kings - Luxor
Valley Of Kings - Luxor
 
Valley of the Kings  - Ramses I X -  Luxor
Valley of the Kings  - Ramses I X -  Luxor


Here, where silence has an eternal quality, the Valley of the Kings houses more than 60 tombs, of which around ten can be visited, mainly from the 18th to 20th dynasty Pharaohs. To this selection may be added the small tomb of Tutankhamen which only features decoration in the burial chamber containing the attractive sarcophagus in pink granite, with a second the anthropomorphic sarcophagus in gilded wood containing the mummy of the young Pharaoh.


Valley of the Queens

Valley of Queens - Nefertari Tomb
Valley of Queens - Nefertari Tomb

There are at least 75 tombs that belonged to the queens of the 19th and 20th dynasties and other members of the royal families, including princesses and the Ramesid princes.



Deir El-Bahari

Deir El-Bahari Temple - Luxor
Deir El-Bahari Temple - Luxor

This monastery was built by Queen Hatshepsut and was named after her first name, and it was called a monastery at a later stage. The temple consists of three escalating steps, divided by an ascending road.



Ramesseum Temple

Ramesseum Temple - Luxor
Ramesseum Temple - Luxor


Ramesseum Temple is one of the funerary temples that were built for the dead in ancient Egypt. The Ramesseum Temple was built by King Ramses II and the temple includes huge statues of Ramses II as well as reliefs and decorations that tell the nature of life in that period of history.

The memorial temple of Rameses II is perhaps one of the most captivating and elegant monuments in western Luxor. The temple is comprised of two pylons, two courts, a hypostyle hall with 48 papyri form columns, and three halls that precede the sanctuary. There is a beautiful representation of the Battle of Qadesh, waged in Syria by Rameses II against the Hittites in the 5th year of his reign.



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Aswan


Aswan
Aswan

Aswan is the third biggest town in Egypt. It is situated at the foot of the Nile Valley to the North of Lake Nasser.  Aswan is a favourite place for tourists to visit due to it being a major stop for cruise boats on the River Nile as well as Lake Nasser. Aswan has a local market that is an excellent place to do shopping, especially if you want spices as you will find the best types of fresh spices. Aswan also has many attractive tourist spots to visit:




Philae Temple

Philae Temple - Aswan
Philae Temple - Aswan

Philae Island - Aswan
Philae Island - Aswan

The island of Philae was of great importance to the ancient Egyptian due to its privileged location, as it and Aswan formed natural geographical borders. It was known in the Egyptian texts as the dividing line. She has been known in Arab literature as "Anas Al-Wujud" because she is related to folklore stories. The Nuba Archaeology Rescue Fund efforts succeeded in transferring the island's entire ruins to the neighbouring Agelika island.
The "Temple of Isis" is the main temple on the island, and was built by King "Ptolemy II" in place of another smaller temple that was also dedicated to Isis and was dedicated to the soldiers assigned to protect the borders of southern Egypt.
The island also has a temple dedicated to the worship of Hathor, as well as the "Nachtenbo I" booth, as well as the "Taharqa" booth which was also constructed by Isis.


Nubia Museum


Nubia Museum - Aswan
Nubia Museum - Aswan

Nubia Museum - Aswan
Nubia Museum - Aswan

The museum was designed in a way that simulates the nature surrounding it from rocks and hills. The museum contains a beautiful archaeological park and a cave that shows prehistoric times and is decorated with distinctive rock carvings.


High Dam - Aswan

High Dam - Aswan
High Dam - Aswan

The High Dam is one of the most important Egyptian achievements during the last century. It saved Egypt from flooding and provided it with water and electricity and safeguarded the country from flooding.


Air Dome - Aswan

Air Dome - Aswan
Air Dome - Aswan


The Air Dome is a group of ancient rock tombs known as the princes' graves on the western side of the Nile, opposite Aswan.


Aswan Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens - Aswan
The Botanical Gardens - Aswan

The Botanical Gardens - Aswan
The Botanical Gardens - Aswan



Covering 6.8 hectares, the gardens are filled with birds as well as hundreds of species of flora. The majestic trees are still a stunning sight particularly just before sunset when the light is softer and the scent of sandalwood floats on the breeze.



The Missing Obelisk

The Missing Obelisk - Aswan
The Missing Obelisk - Aswan

The history of this obelisk dates back to the modern era of the Pharaohs' empire in Egypt. The obelisk is characterized by its huge size, although it was not completed for reasons that are not historically unknown, it is characterized by the magnitude of its size.


Aga Khan Mausoleum

Aga Khan Mausoleum - Aswan
Aga Khan Mausoleum - Aswan



The tomb of the third Aga Khan, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, died in 1957. The shrine was built in the style and style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo and was built of pink limestone that gives a distinctive historical character.




Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temple - Aswan
Abu Simbel Temple - Aswan

Abu Simbel Temple  - Aswan
Abu Simbel Temple  - Aswan


Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of these temples. They are undisputed one of the world's most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt's second most visited touristic site, the Pyramids of Giza being on the top of the list. The relocation of the temples was a historic event in the 1960's. At that time, the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser when the High Dam was constructed. The Egyptian government with the support of UNESCO launched a worldwide appeal to save these colossal landmarks. They were successfully dismantled and relocated to a spot 60 meters above the cliff where they had been initially built. The more famous of the two temples is dedicated to Ramses II and the smaller one to his favourite wife Nefertiti. They were both built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC. The gigantic facade of Ramses II temple represents four colossal seated figures of Ramses. The facade is 119 feet wide, 100 feet high, and the statues are each 67 feet high. The facade door leads to the interior of the temple is a 185 feet long man-made rock cave that leads to a series of halls and rooms. The most remarkable feature of the temple of Abu-Simbel is that the construction is oriented in a way that twice a year, the morning sun rays shine through the length of the inner temple cave and illuminate the statues of the four gods seated at the end of the cave.



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Luxor and Aswan Nile Cruise



Nile Cruise - Luxor / Aswan
Nile Cruise - Luxor / Aswan

The Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan takes 5 days and vice versa from Aswan to Luxor 4 days. You also have the option to go on around Cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Luxor or from Aswan to Aswan. In all these options the sightseeing tours are the same.

During the tour days, you will visit the East Bank in Luxor which includes the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Enjoy dinner onboard and a Belly Dance Show.

Another day features a visit to the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Hatshepsut Temple, then dressing in casual attire for the Captain’s welcome party and chat the night away as you sail to Edfu.


Adfu Temple - Nile Cruise
Edfu Temple

Kom Ombo Temple - Nile Cruise
Kom Ombo Temple

A day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo will let you explore the Temple of Kom Ombo and Temple of Horus in Edfu then sail to Aswan to visit the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae.




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