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April 4th, 2008 – by: cepxat
Luxor is the place that you can find countless remainings of the ancient Egptians. Luxor is divided in to two regions, West Bank and East Bank. In East Bank you can visit the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. In West Bank you can visit Luxor and Karnak Temple.
We arrived to Luxor nearly at 7 AM. Our tour guide took us from the airport and we went to a hotel. Because the temples are opening at 8AM, we need to wait till that time. The first place we visited in Luxor was Valley of the Kings. Valley of the Kings is the place for the graves of the pharaohs. Graves are made under the mountain. Ancient egeytians decided to use this valley for graves because it was easy to dig which consist of limestone. You can visit many graves in Luxor Temple. After Luxor Temple we visted the Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. The Valley of the Qeens was in the restoration when we were in Luxor and we couldn't able to visit there.
In the afternoon we visited the Luxor and Karnak Temple in the West Bank. Karnak is the biggest Temple complex in Egypt which is combination of many temples. Luxor temple was also amazing.
We stayed in the Cruise at night and the next day we visited the Luxor Bazaar. We found good presents for our friends with prices cheaper than Cairo but of course you need to bargain as usual:) In the afternoon we moved to our next destination Esna.
As a result Luxor was an amazing place if you want to see remaining from the pharaonic times. I was expecting more desserted place but when i went to Luxor i saw many green places, agricultural areas. I strongly recommend Luxor.
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