Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Luxor

Luxor is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Luxor one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Luxor is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Luxor or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Luxor. Explore the historical monuments of Luxor with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Luxor guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Luxor page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Luxor with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Karnak Temple

    #1 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Karnak Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Karnak Temple , Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Situated along the banks of the Nile River, the Karnak Temple is everything  you can imagine. Dedicated to the Egyptian Gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the Temple is spread over some 200 acres and has...Read more

  2. Valley Of The Kings

    #2 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Valley Of The Kings

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: West Bank of the Nile River, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Anywhere you look in Egyptology, you’ll come across the concept of afterlife- the journey of the soul from one world to another! That’s one of the reasons they’re mummification proce...Read more

  3. Temple Of Hatshepsut

    #3 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Temple Of Hatshepsut

    Tags: Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Street Deir al-Bahri, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Surrounded by steep and rugged limestone cliffs, the Temple of Hatshepsut is named after its creator. Although there have been many queens in Egypt, there have been none like Queen Hatshepsut. While a...Read more

  4. Luxor Temple

    #4 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Luxor Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Yet another temple dedicated to the Gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the Luxor Temple was especially built to celebrate the Opet Festival, which is where all three Gods come together in a reunion. Two phara...Read more

  5. Luxor Museum

    #5 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Luxor Museum

    Tags: Museum, Tomb

    Address: Corniche el Nil. East Bank, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    When you visit the Luxor Museum, don’t be disappointed by its size; it’s a lot smaller than the museum you’ll see in Cairo, but just as spectacular mind you! Catch the Wall of Akhena...Read more

  6. Medinet Habu

    #6 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Medinet Habu

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Memorial

    Address: Luxor Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Also known as the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III in English, this is a second huge temple complex after Karnak, in Egypt. However, information says it is the least visited destination whereas it does d...Read more

  7. Tomb Of Tutankhamun

    #7 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Tomb Of Tutankhamun

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Situated in the Valleys of the Kings, the Tomb of Tutankhamun was first discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon, in the year 1922. The boy pharaoh Tutankhamun’s mummy is said to be adorned...Read more

  8. Avenue Of Sphinxes

    #8 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Avenue Of Sphinxes

    Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Between the Karnak and Luxor temples,Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located between Karnak temple complex and Luxor temple, Avenue of Sphinxes is the site where commercial processions were held. Though the site connects one of the oldest temples of Luxor, still the si...Read more

  9. Deir Al-medina

    #9 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Deir Al-medina

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: New Valley Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Creating so many tombs and temples around the city was not an easy job. Huge groups of artisans worked and gave their best effort to build such awe-inspiring historical sites. However, these artisans ...Read more

  10. Tombs Of The Nobles

    #10 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Tombs Of The Nobles

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: West Bank near Ramesseum | Gurna, Luxor,Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Scattered on the rocky hills on the West Bank of Luxor, the valley of the Nobles is located. The term noble was given to the as it was the burial ground of foremen, priests, soldiers, officials and pr...Read more

  11. Karnak Open Air Museum

    #11 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Karnak Open Air Museum

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Specialty Museum

    Address: Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Located in the extreme north-west corner of the Precinct of Amon-Re, within Karnak temple complex, this open air museum is situated. A tour within the entire museum will let you see a reconstructed st...Read more

  12. Temple Of Merenptah

    #12 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Temple Of Merenptah

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: West Bank of Luxor, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This temple falls on the way to the Valley of the Kings, behind Amenhotep’s temple. The king was the successor of Ramses II in 1213 and ruled for 10 years. However, in the 19th century, Egyptian...Read more

  13. Dandarah And The Temple Of Hathor

    #13 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Dandarah And The Temple Of Hathor

    Tags: Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: Qena, Qena Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    One of the ancient glories, still existing in pieces is Dendera. Located on the western shore of Nile, the primary attraction of this historical site is the Temple of Hathor. A closure look to the arc...Read more

  14. Mummification Museum

    #14 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Mummification Museum

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Address: Corniche el Nil,East Bank, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The deity associated with mummification, Anubis, greets you right at the entrance, kicking off the visit to a perfect authentic start. True to its name, the mummification museum displays mummies and e...Read more

  15. Temple Of Seti I

    #15 of 22 Historical Places in Luxor
    Temple Of Seti I

    Tags: Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Naga Al Taref Inside Rd, Luxor, Egypt

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Set a little outside of the city, the Temple of Seti  is named in honour  of the ruler who started the construction of the temple but did not finish it. Not as frequented by tourists as the ...Read more

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