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Luxor in the region of Muḩāfaz̧at al Uqşur with it's 422,407 residents is a place located in Egypt - some 313 mi (or 504 km) South of Cairo, the country's capital.

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Local time in Luxor is now 12:47 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Cairo" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tabuk, Aqaba, Waburat Armant, Tawd, Suhaj or Al Aqalitah. While being here, you might want to check out Naj' ar Rizqah, Naj' al Madamud, Naj' al Khutbah, Jazirat al 'Awwamiyah, Izbat al Hajjah Duwah and Al Qurnah as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Balloon Trip over West Bank Luxor

05:11 min ( September 29, 2008 by Claire Wade)
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Early morning trip, starting with boat trip across the Nile at sunrise. The ballooning over various ancient things, farmlands and homes. Viewing mountains, desertland and Luxor

Destination Luxor by Starwood Hotels & R...

01:09 min ( June 07, 2011 by Katerina Orfanidi)
Views: 891 - Rating: 5/5

Luxor, long fabled for its wealth of Egyptian history, is now a thriving modern city, where there is still so much left for us to explore. A wonderful blend of old and new Luxor is a must for anyone t...

Hot Air Ballooning over Egypts Sacred T...

10:05 min ( May 27, 2011 by dreamtimefrequencies)
Views: 447 - Rating: 5/5

On our Egypt Tour with Sedona Soul Adventures we had the opportunity to go on a Hot Air Balloon ride, We took off close to the Temple of Hatshepsut from there we traveled over the river Nile, the city...

Vakantie Egypte - Luxor April 2010

04:49 min ( April 24, 2010 by FangXiLiXue)
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Vacation Egypt - Luxor April 2010

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Interesting facts about this location

Luxor Governorate

Luxor Governorate has been one of Egypt's governorates since 7 December 2009, when Hosni Mubarak announced its separation from Qena Governorate. It is located 635 km south of Cairo. It is currently the smallest governorate in Egypt, spanning approximately 5 km from north to south, and 1.5 km from east to west, and lies in Upper Egypt along the Nile. The city of Luxor is the capital of the Luxor governorate.

More reading: Luxor Governorate homepage
Located at 25.7, 32.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:2009 establishments in Egypt, Governorates of Egypt, Luxor Governorate

Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat, or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years (since 1350 BC) they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 25.7, 32.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:14th-century BC architecture, Colossal statues, Sculptures of ancient Egypt, Theban Necropolis, Unidentified sounds

Thebes, Egypt

Thebes is the Greek name for a city in Ancient Egypt, natively known as Waset, located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the river Nile within the modern city of Luxor. The Theban Necropolis is situated nearby on the west bank of the Nile.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 25.7, 32.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Amun, Archaeological sites in Egypt, Cities in Ancient Egypt, Former populated places in Egypt, World Heritage Sites in Egypt


The Karnak Temple Complex—usually called Karnak—comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 25.7, 32.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Karnak temple complex, Luxor, Open air museums in Egypt, Populated places in Luxor Governorate


The Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II ("Ramesses the Great", also spelled "Ramses" and "Rameses"). It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The name – or at least its French form, Rhamesséion – was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramesses's names and titles on the walls.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 25.7, 32.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:13th-century BC architecture, Open air museums in Egypt, Ramesses II, Theban Necropolis