Although we didn't spend that much time hanging around the Luxor Hotel & Casino, it is still one of those not-to-be-missed attractions on the Strip. With its 350 foot high black pyramid and striking reproduction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, it is probably one of the city's most easily recognizable landmarks.
Although they've recently toned down the Egyptian theme inside the hotel, I was still impressed by all the details included in the design, from the larger-than-life reproductions of Pharaoh statues to the Egyptian symbols and scriptures carved on the walls. Another quirky feature of the Luxor is the spotlight that sits on top of the pyramid - it is believed to be the brightest spotlight in the world and not only can it be seen from any location on the Strip, some say you can even see it as far as Los Angeles!
The main attractions of the Luxor Hotel is it's building and it's different structures outside the building. They are unbelievable. The pyramids are beautiful! It's like Egypt's pyramid in the United States!
We went to Luxor Hotel to take a picture of the Sphinx outside.
At the Luxor Hotel, you can visit the Tomb or the Museum of King Tutankhamun. Yes, you don't have to fly all the way to Egypt to have a glimpse of the tomb, including the pyramid. The Luxor Hotel itself is a modern replica of an Egyptian pyramid.
King Tutankhamun ruled in Egypt for nine years. Nothing was known about him until his tomb was discovered in 1922. He is not one of the greatest of Egyptian Pharoahs but the tomb apparently gives a lot of description about this pharoah of Egypt. He died n about 1325 BC...
There are so many things to see in Las Vegas. Among them is the Luxor Hotel as it is designed as a Pyramid of Egypt. At night, it has a light that shoots all the way to the sky and you can see it at a distance...
Besides the hotel is the huge statue of a Sphinx and Pharaoh. Also, you have to go inside the hotel and take a glimpse of the hotel's display.
The tomb of the King Tutankhmun is one of the attractions of hotel.
The first time I saw the Luxor Hotel & Casino was from the plane as we came into land. How surreal to see a pyramid and sphinx again - just like being back in Cairo…. Sort of.
Yep, Luxor is home to a 30 storey pyramid, and a massive sphinx, not to mention a towering obelisk which is covered in hieroglyphics (I do love a good hieroglyphic). On the inside the Egyptian theme continues, with more sphinxes, huge statues of gods and mummies and animals, along with temples and more of those lovely hieroglyphics.
Also of great interest to me is that the Luxor is home to the Luxor Sky Beam, which is the strongest beam of light in the world, the equivalent of 42.3 billion candles. They say it is visible from space!
Luxor Hotel, by the name itself, is a hotel. It has a pyramid shape, that would truly attract anyone who sees it. Its pyramid shape gives it a feel of the pyramids of Egypt. Luxor Hotel is open to the public. Anyone, even those who will not avail of their lodging, can enter and roam the lobby of the hotel. This hotel is one of the many attractions to be visited in Las Vegas. Its unique feature as a pyramid makes tourists curious and want to enter inside to see for themselves what it is to be inside a pyramid.
Like many other hotels in Las Vegas, Luxor has a casino inside. At the tip of the pyramid is a stationary spotlight pointing directly upward. It lights up at nighttime and it can be seen from any point from Las Vegas City. During spring season, its light attracts many moths, and the scene is likened to snow.
By the entrance of the hotel is a replica of the sphinx, guarding the hotel.
located on the south end of the strip is the luxor. the luxor is instantly recognized by it's pyrimid shape and at night by the beam of light that emits from the top of the pyrimid. this interesting casino is egyptian themed and is decorated with replica egyptian artifacts. an interesting casino to visit when in las vegas.
A giant pyramid in the desert! Who'd have though that? The Luxor is a fasanating place to stop and look around! You enter through a replica of the Sphynx. The inside is a hollowed out pyramid! The second level has an IMAX theatre, an arcade, and several other attractions. Elevators to the floors go up the sides of the pyramid sideways on a 39 degree angle! A very very odd feeling! And on the upper floors, the hallways are open to the bottom of the pyramid and since the floors below are recessed, it looks like you're floating! The Pyramid rooms are beautiful and very spacious, however most have a shower only, no bathtubs. The hotel does have two separate towers whose rooms do have a separate tub and shower, but in my opinion I would avoid these rooms. They are a long walk from the main Pyramid, especially the attraction level, and the views leave something to be desired. A north facing room in the Pyramid can give you excellent views down the strip, while a north facing room in one of the towers can give you excellent views... in the rooms of the Excalibur towers right across the street.
The hotel looks great from the outside with the sphinx and the glass pyramid. The Egyptian theme continues inside the hotel, which is housed inside the giant glass pyramid. The sloping walls and a few statues were interesting, but other than that there was not much of interest (well at least after visiting other hotels along the strip after 2 days). Other attractions inside the hotel include a replicated King Tut's tomb and an Imax Theatre. All of them charge for admission. I didn't visit any of them; it seemed a little silly to pay US$10 for a self guided audio tour of King Tut's tomb. Oh well.
The Luxor Casino, a huge glass pyramid, looks odd in the middle of Vegas, but hey everything is odd in Vegas. Obviously everything is Egyptian stylee, complete with Sphinxs etc. The view inside is amazing as you look up to the walls to see the rooms around the side. At night the top section lights up and sends a column of light into the sky. AMAZING
There's pack of three or all seven of the attrations at Luxor that you can get. We got the three pack for about $40 each. I felt that it was worth it. We chose the King Tut Museum, The IMAX ridefilms (in Search of the Obelisk) and the IMAX theatre (some spooky haunted house thing).
The King Tut was interesting and informative but not highly entertaining. However, I'm not shooting it down, I like museums. And if you are looking for a half hour to kill, go for it.
In Search of the Obelisk was entertaining. One of those jerky rides in front of a big IMAS theatre. I don't normally get motion sickness but even I felt that. But it was a lot of fun.
The theatre was fun and the movie was definitely creeepy but I think it was just a halloween thing and was only playing in October.
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