Luxor Sightseeing Day Tour From Cairo-9c8950

Arts-and-Entertainment Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate),with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres .As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world’s greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of international tourists arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing a large part towards the economy for the modern city. Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra. The city was regarded in the Ancient Egyptian texts as w3s.t,which meant or "city of the sceptre" and also as t3 ip3t (probably pronounced as "ta ipet" and meaning "the shrine") and then, in a later period, the Greeks called it Thebai and the Romans after them Thebae. Thebes was also known as "the city of the 100 gates", sometimes being called "southern Heliopolis" (‘Iunu-shemaa’ in Ancient Egyptian), to distinguish it from the city of Iunu or Heliopolis, the main place of worship for the god Re in the north. It was also often referred to as niw.t, which simply means "city", and was one of only three cities in Egypt for which this noun was used (the other two were Memphis and Heliopolis); it was also called niw.t rst, "southern city", as the southernmost of them. OneSkyToursEgypt representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned modern vehicle to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to your Luxor day tour that will starts by visiting the famous Karnak temple the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means the most sacred of places. The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great Hypostyle Hall is an incredible forest of giant pillars. On the way you will enjoy lunch at Luxor Mercure hotel restaurant and then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the majestic Luxor temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with some free time for shopping in Luxor.In the evening the Luxor day trip will be over so you will be driven to Luxor airport & back to Cairo. For more information you can visit us by these links: http://www.oneskytoursegypt.com/Excursions/Egypt-Cairo/Luxor-Day-tour/ our homepage: http://www.oneskytoursegypt.com/ For reservation you can contact us by this mail: [email protected] skype:skytours8 About the Author: 相关的主题文章: