Luxor Temple & Museum (East Bank)

fearless 4.5 days DIY eid season solo trip to Egypt
october 25-29, 2012 thursday to monday






Luxor temple has also this great numbers of huge columns located along the corniche and just at the Luxor downtown.

How to go to Luxor temple;
From Luxor Railway Station, just walk straight to corniche at around 300 meters away. Entrance fee costs 55 EGP, opens daily from 0800H to 1800H.
Photography is allowed inside, and strolling can be enough at least 1 hour.

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. For centuries Thebes was once known as the capital of the known world. Known in the Egyptian language as ipet resyt, or "the southern sanctuary." In Luxor there are six great temples, the four on the left bank are known to travellers and readers of travels as Goornah, Deir-el-Bahri, the Ramesseum, and Medinet Habu; and the two temples on the right bank are known as the Karnak and Luxor.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_Temple


luxor temple


luxor temple


luxor temple


luxor temple


luxor temple

luxor temple

avenue of the sphinx infront of luxo temple

Luxor museum is smaller and much expensive compared to the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

How to go to Luxor Museum;
From corniche, just straight until you passed by Luxor governorate, around 500 meters away. Entrance fee costs 80 EGP, opens daily from 0800H-1700H.

Photography is allowed inside, and strolling can be enough at most 1 hour.

Luxor Museum inaugurated in 1975, the museum is housed in a small, purpose-built building. The range of artifacts on display is far more restricted than the country's main collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo; this was, however, deliberate, since the museum prides itself on the quality of the pieces it has, the uncluttered way in which they are displayed, and the clear multilingual labeling used. Among the most striking items on show are grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamun and a collection of 26 exceptionally well preserved New Kingdom statues that were found buried in a cache in nearby Luxor Temple in 1989.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_Museum


diy walking to luxor museum


diy walking to luxor museum


diy walking to luxor museum

biking the luxor's west bank
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