Luxor Holidays Allows you to Explore Different Facets of Egypt
Posted July 16th, 2012 at 09:02am
Luxor is an Egyptian city where history and old architecture are worth exploring. While enjoying holidays in Luxor, you would come across temples, monuments and museums.
Luxor has become one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Egypt. List of attractions in Luxor is quite long. Cheap holidays in Luxor are the best way to peep into the rich Egyptian past. While strolling around the city, you would come across historical monuments, temples and structures.
If you are visiting the East Bank area, visiting Tod is a must. History breathes in every corner of Tod. It is located just a drive away from the city. It was built when Userkaf of Dynasty V was the ruler and was known as Tuphium and Djerty. It features modern entrance. It has several fascinating blocks and most notable highlight is a large granite slab that belongs to the original shrine of Userkaf.
Temple of Isis is another popular site located on the eastern bank of Luxor. Name of the temple means “the Lake of Horus.” Several history lovers plan cheap holidays to Luxor especially to visit this temple. It is strategically located behind Mamluke’s Mosque and Sheikh’s Tomb. Luxor is home to few museums as well.
Most prominent museum in the city is the Luxor Museum of Mummification. This is the first museum in Egypt that focuses on the subject of mummies. Your visit to the museum allows you to know about the complete process of mummification. This museum has become an integral part of cheap Luxor holidays. While taking a look at the exhibitions, you get an opportunity to know about the customs and rituals related to the burials. Exhibitions in the museum display mummies of a ram of Khnum, a crocodile and a cat.
Temples in the city also entice large number of tourists from around the world. Most popular temple in the city is Luxor Temple. According to experts, the temple was built during the reign of Dynasty XIII. It is the permanent venue for Opet Festival. Another worth mentioning temple that creates an urge in people to plan Holidays to Luxor is Karnak Temple. This is one of the most beautiful temples in the city. Since the temple is located by River Nile, you would experience freshness of the breeze while strolling around the temple.
Temple of Tuthmose III is known for its rich past. It is strategically located on a hill at Dier el-Bahri. On one side of the temple, you would find Temple of Mentuhotep and Temple of Hatshepsut on the other. Today, Temple of Mentuhotep serves as a museum. While visiting the temple-cum-museum, you would come across colorful reliefs and well-preserved blocks.