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Luxor

Luxor is a city full of magic and mystery, ready and waiting for you to explore.

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Luxor in detail

Luxor is a city full of magic and mystery, ready and waiting for you to explore. Located in Upper Egypt, Luxor has been described as the world’s biggest open air museum. It has been estimated that Luxor contains about a third of the most valuable monuments and antiquities in the whole world, which makes it one of this planet’s most important tourism sites.  

Once the centre of the ancient world; Luxor is the most important site to see for any visitor interested in ancient Egyptian history. This outdoor museum has the largest collection of historical monuments in Egypt, distributed throughout the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak north of Luxor, and Thebes on the west side of the Nile.

The Luxor area of Upper Egypt was the Thebes of the ancient Egyptians - the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. Today it is famous for its temples. Next to Cairo, this is the city holding the most impressive Pharaonic monuments. And they're bountiful too. Valley of the Kings, the Theban Necropolis and Karnak are all a few miles away from the city of Luxor.

 

 

 

 

  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency Egyptian pound (EGP)
  • Language Modern Standard Arabic
  • Population 487,900

Luxor Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
13.5
Feb
15
Mar
17.5
Apr
21.5
May
25
Jun
27.5
Jul
28
Aug
27.5
Sep
26.5
Oct
23.5
Nov
19
Dec
15

rainfall in mm

Jan
5
Feb
4
Mar
4
Apr
1
May
1
Jun
0.2
Jul
0
Aug
0
Sep
0
Oct
1
Nov
2
Dec
6