The world’s largest collection of monuments stretches across the torrid hills of the city. With the river carefully dividing temples and tombs, the sense of grandeur and power that all emanates is overwhelming.
The departure or arrival point of most of the unmissable Nile cruises, with Aswan in the other end, the city almost disappears, muffled by the sprawling monumentality, and, here and there, hidden by the desert.
Highlights in Luxor:
The palaces of Luxor and Karnak crush, the Valley of the Kings sensitizes, Madinet Habu surprises, Hatshepshut confuses. It’s better to review everything!