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Guide to Luxor and Aswan

May 21, 2024

Luxor and Aswan are two great Egyptian cities that have been in existence for a very long time. Located along the River Nile, these cities have a rich historical background and equally interesting cultural traditions. Luxor and Aswan are known to be the locations of nearly all of the remaining intact ancient Egyptian temples dating back around 4000 years.

Where are Luxor and Aswan?

Luxor and Aswan are in the south of Egypt. Luxor is an Egyptian city that is located on the east bank of the Nile in southern Egypt. Luxor is one of the most famous cities in Egypt and receives a large number of tourists from all over the world. The popularity of Luxor is due to its location on the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Waset, known to the Greeks as Thebes, the pharaoh’s capital city at the height of their power. Most of the best places to visit in Luxor have a large number of ancient structures that draw visitors from all over the world. The graceful Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the historic royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are just some of the best places to visit in Luxor and are all located in this wonderful city, making it the perfect travel location for people all around the world.

 

Aswan, on the other hand, is located on the east bank of the Nile River and at the first cataract. Being an ancient city, Aswan also has its fair share of historical and archaeological discoveries and structures, making it a great tourist attraction. The modern city of Aswan is an ancient city. So, Luxor and Aswan can be reached by cruise from Cairo or from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa

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Top places to visit in Luxor and Aswan 

Due to the rich historical background of Luxor and Aswan, there are a lot of wonderful places to visit. Some of these top places are highlighted below.

 

 

1) Valley of Kings 

 

The Valley of the Kings is a large area of land that was reserved by the ancient Egyptians for the burial of Egypt's New Kingdom pharaohs and a few lesser nobles. For about 200 years, archeologists have been exploring this large burial site, and so far, about 65 ancient tombs have been discovered, with several others still hidden to this very day. Although most of the tombs in Luxor and Aswan are virtually empty due to the efforts of tomb raiders or ancient priests trying to protect these bodies from tomb raiders, two major and important tombs belonging to King Amenhotep and King Tutankhamun have been found on this site, making it even more exciting. There are even rumors of more important tombs that are yet to be discovered on these sites. So as you can see, the exciting history of the Valley of the Kings makes it the perfect place for you to visit in Luxor and Aswan, and tourists are even allowed to explore some of these tombs themselves.

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    Guide to Luxor and Aswan

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    May 21, 2024

    Luxor and Aswan are two great Egyptian cities that have been in existence for a very long time. Located along the River Nile, these cities have a rich historical background and equally interesting cultural traditions. Luxor and Aswan are known to be the locations of nearly all of the remaining intact ancient Egyptian temples dating back around 4000 years.

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