Luxor is a city now fully geared towards tourism. On the east bank of the Nile rise impressive temples of Luxor and Karnak were built from the inside out in honor of various gods and on the west bank the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Hatshepsut and Ramesseum. Consider the daylight hours to visit these monuments, it is essential and while some are best seen early in the morning, others acquire special splendor before dusk.
Luxor is based in part on the mythical Thebes , capital of the Middle Kingdom who worshiped Amon. In this ancient city are still preserved two temples located in the heart of the village and the cemetery that houses the remains of the kings of the Middle Kingdom.
The Luxor Temple was built in honor of the three patron gods of Thebes, Amun and Mut Chons. This temple was built during the reign of Amenhotep III, which was built during much of the exhibition, Tutankhamun, Horemhem, Ramses II and Alexander the Great. The temple is peculiar shape, is long, 230 m., And narrow. The entrance is impressive with two huge statues of Ramses II and obelisk. Below is a short walk to the sides of which are located goat-headed sphinxes. The entrance is adorned with beautiful reliefs depicting the Egyptian victory against the Hittites. Behind the entrance stands the Mosque of Abu el-Haggag. You can also visit the Shrine of Queen Hatshepsut.
The west bank of the Nile offers a magical landscape with mountains and a beautiful pink plain whose contrast is fascinating, especially first thing in the morning. After admiring the landscape is usually visit the Colossi of Memmon than 18 meters high guard the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. Figure northernmost is known as the "singer" because the heat emitted strange sounds. A curious to note that the feet of these giants are 3 meters wide. The next monument was ordered built by the only woman to hold the throne of the Pharaohs and is situated in a beautiful natural environment, it is the Temple of Hatshepsut . This temple is composed of three superimposed terraces and several colonnades that communicate through different ramps. Hatshepsut came to power 24 years and appeared publicly with false beard to show masculine traits.
During Luxor sightseeing you cal also visit other places of interest near Luxor Abydos in tombs of the first dynasty and the temple of Sethi I, Dandarah place of worship of Hathor, the cow-goddess with healing powers, which preserves the circular wall, the Roman gate, two houses of birth, a sacred lake and several crypts and chapels, Isna built on the ruins of the Temple of Khnum, Idfu , the best preserved temple in Egypt dedicated to Horus whose construction began in 237 BC, and Kom Ombo , temple located on a rocky platform in a corner of the Nile dedicated to Horus and Sobek the crocodile god.