Valley of the kings

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.