Few Important Landmarks in Luxor
Posted June 28th, 2012 at 08:33am
Luxor is a unique Egyptian city that features an appealing blend of refreshing nature and intriguing past.
Located on the world’s longest and most historic river, the River Nile hosts some of the most popular historic attractions are located in Luxor including Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Plan cheap holidays to Luxor to explore this enchanting and historical city.
Avenue of the Sphinxes is one of the most popular historic landmarks in the city of Luxor. The monumental site is a must visit for photographers. The site spans over three kilometers. It had served as a walkway that was connected to Temples of Karnak and Luxor. The walkway was built to facilitate the movement of the images of Khonsu, Amon and Mut.
Luxor holidays would be considered incomplete, if you miss out on visiting Temple of the Seti 1. The temple was built in 13th century and was one of the biggest temples in Thebes. A major section of the temple has turned into ruins but the remaining part is still worth viewing. While taking a closer look at the remains of the temple, you would come across carved images of Khonsu, Amon and Mut. Another worth mentioning temple in the city is Temple of Merneptah.
Today, Temple of Merneptah is one of the most recently developed sites in the West Bank area. The design of the temple depicts accurate impression of architectural elements of 19th dynasty. If you are spending holidays in Luxor in the city’s central part, visiting Deir el-Medina is a must. This was a township widely inhabited by craftsmen. Those craftsmen used to decorate the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Today, only stone walls are left and while visiting the site you can take a look at the marks of homes and streets. Besides these walls and marks, the site also features two tombs and many interesting wall paintings.
Colossi of Memnon should not be overlooked while enjoying cheap holidays in Luxor. Colossi of Memnon are two massive sandstone statues standing at over 75 feet in height. According to experts, there was a temple at this site and these statues were built as its guardians. The site also features a few remains. Two headless sphinxes are among them.