Luxor is a city in Upper Egypt, also known as Al-Qasar in Arabic. It is also an ancient city of Egypt.
Upper is known as southern area of Egypt and being the upper city of Egypt, Luxor is located across Nile River.
Age and Area:
Luxor was founded back in 1390-52 BC during the New Kingdom and the total area of this city is 416 km².
Why Should I visit Luxor?
1. Luxor comprises 1/3 of the world antiquities
2. Historical Places
Whole Luxor is embedded with historical places. There are temples ( Karnak temple , Luxor temple , and Hatshepsut temple ) , Museum ( Luxor museum ) , tombs for different kings and queens ( valley of kings and valley of queens ) , tombs for workers ( Dier el Madina ) , Memmnon statues . You will love to visit the city and learn about history.
3. Nile Cruise
A floating hotel , in which you can enjoy your stay with full board accomadation and discover different egyptian villages , towns and cities while the cruise is sailing on the Nile River . You can find many locals all across the city to tell you historical stories.
4. Hot Balloon Rides:
In Luxor if you will not take the hot balloon ride, your trip will remain incomplete. Make sure that you enjoy the amazing scenes and landscapes in the balloon ride. You can see whole Luxor city from the air while riding the balloon.
All with this, there are many religious places also available across Luxor related to Christian religion, Islam, and Buddhism. You can have a religious trip too. You can read from the books of ancient literature and try to understand how the world used to live around , and millions years ago.