Luxor is the most important tourist centre along the Nile in the upper Nile valley. The sights in Luxor represent Egypt's greatest attraction after the pyramids, since no fewer than eight of the twelve highlights of ancient Egypt are found here. Luxor lies on the site of ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, the ceremonial capital of ancient Egypt and its administrative capital during the 11th dynasty. Touristic and archaeological highlights in or near Luxor include the temples of Luxor and Karnak on the east bank of the Nile river, the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the temple of Hatshepsut on the western bank. Luxor is a good basis from which to explore the sites of Dendera and Abydos further north and the temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu further south along the Nile valley.
Luxor temple photo gallery  - 48 pictures of Luxor temple
Temples of Karnak photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Temples of Karnak
48 photos of the mighty temple of Luxor, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II on the east bank of the Nile river
35 photos of the temple complex of Karnak which was built over a time period of 1500 years.
Temple of Hatshepsut photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Temple of Hatshepsut
Memnon Colossi photo gallery  - 3 pictures of Memnon Colossi
Valley of Kings photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Valley of Kings
28 photos of the temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el-Bahri.
3 photos of the Memnon colossi, the remains of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
12 photos of the Valley of Kings, an archaeological site with dozens of tombs of pharaos.
Nile river in Luxor photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Nile river in Luxor
Nile River Feluccas photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Nile River Feluccas
17 photos of the Nile river in Luxor.
11 photos of Nile river feluccas, narrow fast lateen-rigged sailing vessels.
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