Luxor Off The Beaten Path

  • Temple of Hathor
    Temple of Hathor
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    Paintings in the Crypt
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    Walking in the Crypt
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Luxor

  • 1. The Mummification Museum

    I must have gone to the other mummifcation museum, 1 human - 1 baboon - 1 cat - 1 bird - 1 crocodile. Some tools and mummification materials, all poorly described in my opinion. about 100 items in...

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  • 2. Dendara Temple

    Dandara Temple is an hour outside Luxor in a place called Qena. We are headed out under the watchful eye of the convoy.This was actually one of my favorite...

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  • 3. Abydos & Dendera

    If You stay in Luxor Do a day trip to Abydos & Dendera as they are two of the most important sites of Ancient Egypt. There are 3 ways to get there By boat, Taxi...

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  • 4. Alabaster

    Alabaster historically was a symbol of purity and great honour. It s also thought to have been associated to the Egyptian Goddess Bast. Abcient Egyptians used...

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  • 5. Colossi of Memnon

    Colossi are two massive stone statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III, standing in the Theban necropolis since 1350 B.C. The twin statues depicting Amenhotep III in a...

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  • 6. Escape from the hassle on the West Bank

    If you want a break from the noise and hassle of Luxor try Al Salam Camp in Ramlah village on the West Bank (if you get off the ferry from the East Bank turn...

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  • 7. Go Ballooning!

    For over two centuries, since its beginnings in France and well before the invention of the airplane, ballooning has been an exciting form of travel. It offers...

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  • 8. Hidden treasures in Luxor

    My favourite places are not mentioned in replies to your query - Medinet Habu)Rameses III well-preserved temple) and the Nobles' Tombs. These tombs I have told...

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  • 9. Dendera Temple

    Dendera Temple is not that far off the beaten track, but many first time visitors to Egypt miss it. It is DEFINITELY worth a visit. It can be done as a very...

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  • 10. Choose A Local Tour Guide For The West Bank

    On arrival in Luxor, the Thomson Rep recommended tours organised by the company. However. I found the price steep. Instead I organised all trips/ activities...

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  • 11. Balloon over West Bank

    Just returned from my first visit to Egypt, and stayed in the beautiful apartments owned by Jane and Mahmoud of "Flats in Luxor". In the heart of the rural West...

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  • 12. Medinet Habu in Thebes

    Medinet Habu is often visited at the end of a day seeing the other well known sites like the Valley of the Kings, Deir el Bahari and the Valley of the Queens....

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  • 13. Taxi House

    One of the most unusual trips ever was my journey back from the Valley of the Kings.My driver was grateful that I paid him well, so wanted me to meet his...

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  • 14. Strolling down Al-Mahatta

    OK, let's face it - Luxor is not a pleasant town to walk around with touts hassling you minute by minute, meter by meter. But that should not prevent you from...

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  • 15. Closed to the Public

    If there is one wish left that I would like to see in Egypt it would be Nefertari's tomb. But it is closed to the public.You can enter it if you have enough...

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  • 16. A colossal attraction no more

    Said to be the larger than Karnak, the funerary complex of Amenhotep III had been reduced to two giant statues - officially called Colossi of Memnon - that...

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  • 17. River Nile cruises

    And then Luxor is the gateway to the River Nile cruises of Pharaonic Egypt and a tourist Mecca (and has been since the 19th century Nile steamers used the town...

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  • 18. Esna

    About 50kms south of Luxor and the closest major ruins along the Nile is the Temple of Khnum (ram god). Esna was an important town when the trade route between...

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  • 19. This is Luxor too

    I know why we all go to Luxor and I agree that the most important is to see the anciant monuments but if you have some time go aside from the main bulevards and...

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  • 20. The Bridge

    When we were crossing the Bridge from the east to the west bank of the river Nile I spoted the statues on both sides. I supose they are new but nevertheless,...

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  • 21. Canals along the Nile

    The valley of the Nile is crossed by numerous channels which take water from the river. Owing to this the width of the valley has several kilometers. Where...

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  • 22. Look Out for the birds!!

    the Nile Valley has a lot of birdlife. Look out for this particularly beautiful one, it likes the trees and bushes close to the Nile. If you rent a house with...

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  • 23. West Bank's simple pleasures

    Arguably, the west bank contains some of the highest concentration of ancient monuments in the world with the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens,...

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  • 24. Luxor Market

    The market in Luxor is an active, vibrant place. The sellers always try to sell you food and clothes at "inconvenient and high prices", therefore always...

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  • 25. Egyptian Music on CD from Luxor Bazaar

    In Luxor's Bazaar I found a store that was selling CDs with Egyptian music.Our tour leader recommended me a compilation of the most famous Egyptian singer...

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