Luxor Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Luxor

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Luxor Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

While the size of its collection can’t rival the treasures of Cairo, Luxor Museum is renowned as one of the thoughtfully assembled displays of antiquities in ...  Read more

Valley of the Kings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 259 Reviews

The harsh, lunar landscape of the Valley of the Kings is the resting place of numerous New Kingdom pharaohs, whose remains were interred in tombs burrowed ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 196 Reviews

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the ...  Read more

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 129 Reviews

Creating the Valley of the Kings was no simple undertaking: a small army of builders, engineers, engravers and other workers was required to carve the ...  Read more

Dendera (Dandarah)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

The main lure at Dendera is the Temple of Hathor, one of the least ancient of ancient Egypt’s glories, main construction being more or less contemporary ...  Read more

Medinet Habu (Temple of Ramses III)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Where the fertile Nile floodplain meets the desert lies the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, known locally by its Arabic name Medinet Habu. The whole compound ...  Read more

Tomb of Ramses VI

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

The Tomb of Ramses VI is one of the most striking and architecturally interesting tombs within the Valley of the Kings, which is situated on the west bank of ...  Read more

Abydos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

In a country that’s home to some of the most ancient structures on earth, the city of Abydos is a standout destination for lovers of history, hieroglyphs and ...  Read more

Tomb of Merenptah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Pharoah Merenptah, son of Ramesses II and Queen Isis-Nofret, was entombed in the Valley of Kings in Tomb KV8, more popularly called the Tomb of Merenptah. ...  Read more

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 157 Reviews

The vast Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari rivals the Pyramids as one of the great funerary monuments of the ancient world. Built into the towering ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 124 Reviews

The Tombs of the Nobles (or Valley of the Nobles) may lack the star power of the Valley of the Kings or other Luxor hot spots, but this lesser-visited gem is ...  Read more

Avenue of Sphinxes

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 Reviews

The Avenue of Sphinxes was the site of ceremonial processions and originally connected the temples of Luxor and Karnak, although it is considerably more ...  Read more

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

While not as well preserved as nearby Medinet Habu, this mortuary temple dedicated to Ramses II, dating to 1258 BC, still has more than enough to interest ...  Read more

Tomb of King Tutankhamun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled the New Kingdom in the 14th century, enjoys fame disproportionate to his short reign and modest achievements. This is ...  Read more

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