Luxor is one of the most interesting cities in Egypt. Its touristic attraction is obvious. For many centuries, here was the capital of the ancient Egyptian Kingdom. The Greeks called it - city Thebes. In the Bible, this city is mentioned in the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel under the name No.
Great monuments of antiquity are located on both banks of the Nile. On the Eastern Bank, where Luxor itself is located, there is the so-called "City of the Living". Here the main temples of Egypt – Karnak and Luxor- are located. Between them was an Alley of Sphinxes with a length of 4 kilometers. At the moment, it is being restored, but due to the dense urban development, it can be only partial restoration of this famous alley.
On the West Bank is the City of the Dead, although most of the population of the Egyptian Thebes lived on this Bank. The tombs of pharaohs of many dynasties were carved into the Rocks in the Valley of the kings. Nearby are the Valley of Queens, the valley of Nobles and the valley of Artisans. All of them served as burial places.
However, in addition to these valleys, there are many interesting temples on the West Bank that you should visit: the temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El-Bahri), Medinet Abu, Ramesseum. The Colossi of Memnon are located near the road. Once they guarded the entrance to the funeral temple of Amenophis III. By their size, (the height of the figure is 15 meters), you can guess the size of the temple itself, which existed about 3.5 thousand years ago.
It is possible to see all the main attractions of Luxor (Karnak and Luxor temples, Hatshepsut Temple, Medinet Abu, Ramesseum, Valley of the Kings, colossi of Memnon) in one day, but you will have to make many trips. The only way to do it is to rent a taxi with a driver for the whole day.
If you choose between Cairo and Luxor, then Luxor will probably be a more interesting tour. The ruins of the giant Karnak and Luxor temples on the West Bank, as well as The "city of the Dead" on the East Bank, give a more interesting impression of the civilization of Ancient Egypt.