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Karnak temple

the best places to visit in Luxor including Karnak Temple

Luxor is considered an open-air museum as it contains a lot of historical places, here we will guide you through some of the best places to visit in Luxor .

As Karnak temple, the valley of the kings, Luxor temple, Deir al-bahri, Luxor museum, medinet habu, the tombs of the nobles and a lot more…

In this article we will take you in a trip to see some of the best places to visit in Luxor…

1-Karnak temple:

The complex of Karnak temple is one of the most beautiful ancient buildings and one of the biggest
temples also.

As within the temple there are a lot of other temples and building as the temple of khons, the festival temple of tuthmosis|||.

the great temple of Amun and many other buildings also the temple was built by many rulers of Egypt, not by one ruler.

Every one of these rulers did his best in adorning and adding to the temple and creating a masterpiece

until it became the most important temple in Egypt during the new kingdom.

All the monuments in the temple are huge and gigantic scale.

Even if you are on a short visit to Luxor, Don’t miss the chance to visit Karnak temple.

it will take you about three hours to see and understand the entire temple.

You can visit Karnak by walking from downtown beside the Nile side corniche road.

Also, there are a lot of tours that offer to visit the temple with Egyptologist.

Address: maabad al Karnak street, East bank, Luxor

2- Valley of the kings:

Valley of the Kings

The valley of the kings, is hidden between rocky escarpments were the final resting area for the kings from 18 th to 20 th dynasties.

The main and biggest attraction is their amazing and wonderfully vivid wall paintings.

Since the ancient Egyptians believed that the dead men accompanied by the sun god sailed through
the underworld at night in a ship or a boat

So the walls of the tombs were adorned with scenes depicting the voyage and guiding the dead man and giving him instructions on it’s a course.

The valley contains 63 tombs which a roll call of famous names of Egyptian history.

Including the famous young king, Tutankhamun

The tombs of the valley are open on a rotation system to preserve the paintings from humidity as much as possible.

The Ultimate Guide for tourism in Egypt about the Weather and locations

TODAY, We are going to give you  The ultimate Guide for tourism in Egypt  Besides giving birth to one of the most amazing seven wonders of the ancient world, Egypt is considered a land of passion.

Egypt can be visited anytime during the year due to its different geographical climate (however, some months of the year are better than others).

The country provides tourists with lifetime wonderful memories and it’s also considered to be one of the best tourist-friendly countries in Africa and the Middle East.

The conclusion about the tourism in Egypt that there is no right or wrong way or time to travel, mainly because each individual’s travel experience is special and unique.

However, when you learn more about people’s trips experiences, you can make better decision whether a destination is the best for you or not.

With the right information, you will have the chance to plan properly and prepare for a fantastic travel experience.

In this ultimate Guide for tourism in Egypt , I will give you the information that will guide you to make the best of your time in Egypt, let’s begin.

What is the best time to visit Egypt?!

The best time to visit Egypt is a critical question because it depends on personal preferences.

As some people prefer the colder seasons, others would like to travel during the hotter seasons.

Most tourists come to Egypt during springtime. Between March and May, the weather is not as hot and it is quite refreshing.

If you want to enjoy water activities such as swimming and diving, then you need to visit Egypt during April and May.

There is also a chance of having sandstorms (such as the Khamsin wind).

Between June and August, temperatures reach an average of 35 degrees.

The weather gets even hotter because of the intense humidity; so, if you don’t has a problem  to face the fierce heat, then this is the best time for you to visit Egypt.

If you put your plans to visit Egypt for some intense outdoor activities, then you may delay your visit up to the springtime.

However, this is considered a great time to visit; if you want to spend most of time enjoying in the swimming pool and indoors stuff.

Between September and October, the weather is often colder due to the fresh sea breeze that starts in that time.

This period is the best time to visit the beach as it is not crowded at this time.

The winter season in Egypt is the season when tourism rises in Egypt.

During this time, you may see long lines of visitors at ancient sites as Temples and Tombs, and a lot of tourists in the hotels.

The winter has some festivities in Egypt, where celebrations as the Abu Simbel and Coptic Christmas festivals occur.

So, what are the rules during visiting Egypt?

When we talk about safety, then we can say Egypt’s tourist attractions sites are most often safe.

In general, Egypt is a magnificent place with amazing people who are always ready to help you.

However, there are some rules that you need to understand well and follow to have an easygoing experience in Egypt.

 

Tell me about Cairo!

The ultimate guide for tourism inEgypt

Cairo is a busy big city with millions of people, and this lead sometimes to long lines of traffic.

Because of that, if you are travelling anywhere inside Cairo, then it maybe it’s better to hire a driver or call an Uber.

Another thing that you need to pay attention to is the simple rules that guide the conduct of visitors around historical monuments.

Certain spiritual beliefs in Egypt require the tourists to maintain some level of decorum.

It is essential to understand the laws that control these beliefs and abide by them In terms of cost; Egypt is relatively cheap for people from developed nations.

One of the most expensive stuff that you can do in Egypt is the hot air balloon ride, however it deserves a try especially in Luxor to see the biggest air museum and enjoy the sunshine and the temples from above.

It is also a smart idea to have lots of small coins and bills, so it will be easier to give tips. Another advice to try different Egyptian food types during your visit to Egypt.

Because you are able to choose from a long tasty list of ingredients and dishes but make sure that they are suitable for you.

One dish that is so delicious and stands out in Egypt is Koshary- a traditional dish that is a mix of macaroni, rice, and lentils.

 

ROUNDING UP

You hear “Egypt” , you can imagine a lot of photos.

Egypt has a special culture, history, and heritage of more than 7000 years.

This results in the different amazing experiences to take in Egypt.

A lot of people also consider Egypt  as a gathering location  of people from all around  the world.

After reading The ultimate Guide for tourism in Egypt Check out our tours to have a much better and safe Experience in  Egypt:

1-  Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan

2-Nubian Village Tours from Aswan

Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple) some of the best places to visit in Luxor

What is the best place to visit in Luxor?

TODAY, we are going to talk about some of the best places to visit in Luxor . . . Luxor temple and Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple are two of the most wonderful and special temples in Egypt.

1- Luxor Temple

This temple was destined to change the face of Egypt during the centuries. The temple first built by Amenophis |||, it was also known as” the southern harem of Amun”

And it was dedicated to Amun, their mut, and the moon god khons.

As all the temples of Egypt, it comprises the chapels od the deities with their vestibules, a large hypostyle hall, subsidiary chambers and an open peristyle court, which was approached from the north side by a great colonnade.

The temple was changed by and added to a parade of kings, as Amenophis |V ( who covered all the reference to the god Amun within the temple and added the sanctuary of the god Aton).

Then Seti | ( who restored the reliefs and references of Amun ) , and Ramses || ( he worked on extending the temple significantly and added a new colonnaded court at the north side.

During the Christian times, the temple is transformed into a church.

But during the Islamic era, the mosque of Abu El-haggag, was built inside the complex temple grounds and dedicated to a revered holy man.

2. Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple):

Temple of Deir Al-Bahri (Queen Hatshepsut’s temple)

At the foot of the cheer cliffs, the temple of Deir Al-bahri is incredibly located.

It’s color of the temple is almost white and also light colored due to the amazing rocks it was built with.

The sandstone of Hatshepsut’s temple is standing out against the beautiful golden yellow to light brown rocks behind.

The temple is laid out on three big terraces to rise it from the plain and linked by the ramps, which divide it into a southern and northern half.

A raised colonnade is built along the west side of each terraces.

At the eastern slopes of the hills, the terraces were hewn out.

Also part of the temple itself was hewn from the rocks

In side The complex temple you can see fantastic statues, inscriptions and reliefs.

Check out that Queen Hatshepsut’s represented herself with all the attributes of a male king ( short apron and beard ) to confirm that she possessed all the authority as any other king.

Check out Tours for the best places you can visit in Luxor:

1-  Trip to the East and West Bank of the Nile

2- Hot Air Balloon Tours in Luxor