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15 Amazing Things to do in Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 1 Comment

Luxor, Egypt is the world’s greatest open-air museum. Ancient tombs and temples are scattered along the east and west bank of the Nile River. The Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Temple of Hatshepsut…these are just a few of the best things to do in Luxor. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor. …

West Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 12 Comments

The West Bank of Luxor contains one of the largest collections of archaeological treasures in the world. This is where you will find the famous Valley of the Kings, the breathtaking tomb of Queen Nefertari, the mortuary temples of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and an astounding number of tombs. In this article, learn about the best things to do on the …

East Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the East Bank of Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 9 Comments

The East Bank of Luxor is where you will find two of Egypt’s most important sites, the Luxor Temple and the sprawling Karnak Temple, as well as several small museums. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor, with advice on how to get around, where to stay, and where to eat. Interesting Facts about the East …

Nefertari Tomb

Inside the Tomb of Queen Nefertari – A Photo Tour

Julie Egypt 29 Comments

The tomb of Queen Nefertari, which is located in the Valley of the Queens on the west bank of Luxor, is one of the most spectacular tombs that you can visit in Egypt. This tomb has a big “wow” factor. The level of detail is amazing and the colors are more vibrant than what we saw in any of the …

Dendera Day Trip from Luxor

Dendera and Abydos: Day Trip from Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 4 Comments

Located on the Nile River, just north of Luxor, sit two of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The sacred city of Abydos is home to the temple of Seti I. The Hathor Temple in Dendera is one of the most colorful temples in Egypt, with an intricately detailed ceiling and one of the most awe-inspiring hypostyle halls that we …

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: The Complete Guide for 2022

Julie Egypt 50 Comments

The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s most spectacular destinations. Located on the west bank of the Nile River near Luxor, this small area contains a staggering amount of exquisitely decorated tombs of Egypt’s ancient kings. When planning our visit, we found it very difficult to find any reliable information online. Mislabeled photos, out of date pricing, and …

Best Tombs in the Valley of the Kings

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 15 Comments

The Valley of the Kings is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a royal burial ground, with exquisitely decorated tombs for the pharaohs who ruled Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. There are over 60 tombs in this small area, although only a handful are open to public. If you are planning a visit …