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Luxor for first time visitors, Egypt

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Luxor is one of the oldest cities in the world, with over 7000 years old. It is situated on the border of the river Nil in the center of Egypt, in a fertile area, on the place of the huge capital of the New Empire, it is the city with 100 gates of Homer. The city has only 70 000 inhabitants, but it is Called the city of temples.

In this city we can see the Temple of Luxor, Temple of Amon from Karnak, wich is one of the main tourist attractions of this city, because its is very well preserved, the row of pillars of Amenhotep the third, the famous necropolis of Theba, Karnak temple this last monument hosts the largest group of historical monuments.

It is believed that construction began in the tenth dynasty. Called also the Dead's City, Luxor was always the place of funerals. In the King's Valle there were discovered till nou 64 graves, 18 of being opened for visitors.

 

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Egypt - overview

1. May 23, 2002 What to know about the Kheops Pyramid (Gizeh)
2. May 23, 2002 Luxor for first time visitors (Luxor)
3. May 25, 2002 What to know about Cairo (Cairo)

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After this you will be asked to take your seat inside the tent where you will now enjoy the traditional dance by various local dancers and the different acts performed by snake charmers. Along with this you get to enjoy the traditional cuisine served hot specially for you. All this ends up by 9:30 PM thus giving you the chance to enjoy many other activities in Luxor. Do remember that you can carry the cultural Egyptian robe with yourself!Luxor Nightlife - Light and Sound Show (Son et Lumiere) While inside the Karnak Complex you will be greeted with an awesome light plus sound show which will carry on till you reach your final destination... Read more »

 
 
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What to know about the Kheops Pyramid - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Great Pyramid of Gizeh, is one of the seven wonders, the oldest and still the only one that survived the passage of time. Until the Eiffel Tower was built, this monument was the highest in the world for 43 centuries. Initially had a... Read more »

What to know about Cairo - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Cairo, the largest city in Africa, is the capital of Egypt, has a population approximated at 15 million and covers an area of 453 square km. It is situated in the border of the river Nil at 161 km from the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of... Read more »

 
 

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