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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Place of Worship
“Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. It's great to visit this temple at night since it's all lit-up and you can stay out of the hot Egyptian sun!”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Establishment
“The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs. But they also spent time and treasure creating hidden underground mausoleums. The most famed collection of such elaborate tombs—the Valley of the Kings—lies on the Nile's west bank near Luxor. During Egypt's New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.), the valley became a royal burial ground for pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Museum
“The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak (from Arabic Ka-Ranak meaning "fortified village"), comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings in Egypt. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom.”
  • 7 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Point of Interest
“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 cliff face which shelter the Valley of the Kings on the other side, it rises on three enormous terraces connected by ramps, each level marked with a colonnade of stark, largely unadorned square pillars. Its namesake was one of the few female pharaohs of ancient Egypt, who not unfairly called her monument “Splendor of Splendors”. However, much of the construction dated from earlier rulers, starting with Mentuhotep II in 2050 BC. Numerous sphinxes and other statues have since disappeared, making the whole structure appear even more monolithic”
  • 3 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Place of Worship
“The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III.”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Historic Site
“The giant statues of Amenhotep III standing erect before the remains of his morturay temple. They are only just bringing this enormous temple back to life. You can see it on a drive by.”
  • 3 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Museum
“One of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt is located at the Luxor Museum opened in 1975. Housed within a modern building, the collection is limited in the number of items, but they are beautifully displayed. The admission price is high, but it is well worth the visit. Visiting hours can be somewhat restricted, so find out upon arrival in Luxor.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“The Markets! An experience not to be missed! The hustle the bustle, the crazy trading antics... it's comes alive at night. Well worth a visit for the full Egyptian experience!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Zoals de naam al doet vermoeden liggen in de Vallei der Koninginnen diverse koninginnen begraven. Maar hier liggen ook kinderen en edelen. Hier is onder meer het graf van Nefertari te vinden, één van de 40 vrouwen van Ramses II. Het graf heeft volgens velen de mooiste muurschilderingen van heel Egypte. Het toont de geschilderde liefdesverklaring van de farao aan zijn favoriete vrouw. Hier kun je zien hoe de Egyptische kunst op bloeide en zijn hoogtepunt bereikte. Met veel dagelijkse taferelen, maar ook veel afbeeldingen van dieren en goden. Wie het verhaal achter de tekeningen zoekt kan hier echt uren zoet zijn.”
  • 1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), 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 the visitor. In the inner sanctuary, for example, the majority of the columns in the hypostyle hall are still standing, as are a number of osirid statues standing sentinel at the entrance, albeit mostly without heads. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Point of Interest
“sail on felucca (diner, cold beer, sunset, guiet) an unforgettable experience :-)”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“It only takes about 30 minutes to look around this museum but very interesting. We always used to stop for Hot chocolate at the nearby Anubis cafe which was better in its glory days.”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Point of Interest
“One of the lesser visited temples but well worth a visit. It's just a stones throw from the Retreat Centre. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends