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  • Address: Corniche an-Nil, East Bank
  • Hours: Open daily. Oct - Apr: 6am - 9pm; May - Sept 6am - 10pm; Ramadan 6am - 6:30pm and 8pm - 11pm
  • Admission: 35 L.E.

The enormous Luxor Temple was one of the great constructions of the New Kingdom (dating from the 14th century BC) dedicated to the god Amun. It was known as the “Southern Sanctuary” and was the site of ceremonies aimed at encouraging the life-giving Nile floods.

Once through the processional Avenue of Sphinxes you come to the First Pylon, which announces the phenomenal scale of the stonework here: statues, columns and obelisks all compete with each other in a race to the sky.

Ensuing civilizations have also left their marks: there’s a shrine erected by Alexander the Great, Roman wall frescoes as well as a 14th century AD mosque, ensuring this remains a place of worship in the present day.

Practical Info

The modern city of Luxor grew up around the Temple on the east bank of the Nile, making it one of the most readily accessible sites. It makes a great visit in the relative cool of the evening, when the complex is dramatically flood-lit.

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5-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise the Nile on a 5-day journey from Luxor to Aswan. You also have the opportunity to upgrade to a private guided tour so ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, concludes Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $307.00

8-Day Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Optional Private Guide

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Spend eight days on a voyage down the beautiful and romantic Nile River on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and explore the historic temples, tombs and relics of ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $423.00

Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 63 Reviews

Take a half-day private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. You'll see two of the most impressive temples in Upper Egypt ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.60

Luxor Shore Excursion: Private Tour of the Temples of Karnak and Luxor Temple

When your ship docks at the Luxor port, explore ancient Egypt on this private half-day shore excursion along Luxor’s east bank of the Nile River. Explore two ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00

Luxor Shore Excursion: Private Tour of the West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

When your ship docks in the port of Luxor, tour some of ancient Egypt’s most famous sites on the west bank of the Nile River on this private morning shore ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00

Luxor Shore Excursion: Temples of Karnak Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

When your ship docks in the Luxor port, take a journey through ancient Egypt on this nighttime shore excursion to the Temples of Karnak -- one of the largest ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00

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