Luxor is a small town in southern Egypt, roughly 700km south of Cairo. The Nile River divides this city between two shores, eastern and western, It has more than two thirds of the monuments of the Ancient world, The great advantage of this beautiful city is its dry climate, It is very rare there to rain. That’s why its monuments are very well preserved . On the eastern shore there are several monuments, the most famous being The Temples of Karnak and The Temple of Luxor . While there are more monuments on the West Bank, There are several monumental areas there . Like the Valley of the Kings, The Valley of the Queens, The Valley of the Nobles, the Valley of the Artisans, the Temple of Medinet Habu, Aldeir Albahary or the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut, The Rameseum or the Temple of Ramses2 and others monuments that still preserve their engravings and colors. Normally 2 or 3 zones are visited on the western shore, and on the eastern side the two Karnak and Luxor temples are visited. There are also other alternatives and they are compatible with the mentioned visits,
How to make half a day of visits to the temple of Dandara, which is 60 km north of Luxor. Or make a full day of visits to the Dandara Temple that was dedicated to Egyptian astronomy and The temple of Abydos that was dedicated to the pilgrimage of different cities to its Temple that still preserves its paintings and engravings and is 170km north of Luxor.You can also take a walk on the Nile of Faluka which means sailboat or visit the island of banana trees .From Luxor you can go to the Red Sea area that is 280km east of Luxor, Or you can go south, 220 km where the city of Aswan is located, Where the temples of Philae are and 300km south of Aswan are the famous temples of Abu Simbel, There are several ways to move between these cities, it is best to go on a cruise, But you can also go by train or tourist bus.