Luxor

Top Attractions in Luxor

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Abydos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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

Avenue of Sphinxes

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 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

Colossi of Memnon

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Little remains of the once impressive Amenhotep’s memorial temple. But the two imposing statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, erected to guard the ancient ...  Read more

Dendera (Dandarah)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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

Luxor Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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

Luxor Safaga Cruise Port

Located on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, the port of Safaga has a small but lively tourism industry, primarily centered on scuba diving and surfing. For most cruise ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 115 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

Medinet Habu (Temple of Ramses III)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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

Mummification Museum

Located in Luxor, to the north of Luxor Temple and overlooking the River Nile, the Mummification Museum is a small yet interesting museum dedicated to ...  Read more

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 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

Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 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

Temple of Horus at Edfu

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This ancient temple, built as homage to the falcon-headed god Horus, was erected between 237 and 57 BC, during the reign of six different Ptolemies. It’s the ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 172 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

Tomb of King Tutankhamun

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 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

Tomb of Merenptah

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

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