Luxor - The Egyptian city of palaces
Location: Southern Egypt on the banks of the Nile
This city of about 500,000 inhabitants is located in southern Egypt on the east and west banks of the Nile River. Its status as a popular tourist destination means that air travel to the city is convenient via Luxor International Airport. Travellers hoping to see more of Egypt can also consider travel by train, which is excellent and affordable.
Business: A popular tourist destination
Like many of Egypt’s larger cities, Luxor is heavily dependent on its tourism industry. Millions flock here on an annual basis to see the many world-renowned sites that the city has to offer. There are also a wealth of hotels and restaurants here that are responsible for a large amount of local jobs.
Culture: An ancient city of palaces and tombs
Luxor is a hub of cultural attractions and activity. Of course, the city is popular for its ancient landmarks, including the Valley of the Kings and the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak. Additionally, there are several large festivals celebrating religion and heritage, including the Abu El Haggag Festival and Luxor National Day.
Activities: See the temples and explore!
Planning out your trip in Luxor often involves deciding how you want to see the sites. Visitors often rent bikes, which is a popular way of getting around the temples and can add another element to the process of seeing the city. You can also take a hot-air balloon ride and see the sites from above. During down time you can always relax by your hotels pool and soak up the sun, which is sure to shining!