Sited of the banks of the Nile roughly 650 kilometres (400 miles) south of Cairo, Luxor is one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations and the base for several important archaelogical sites - the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Luxor. Thebes, the ancient Egyptian capital, was located on the West bank of the river Nile.
From the Luxor Travel Guide
Luxor was the capital of the Egyptian kingdom for centuries (and at the height of its power), and as such contains many sites with immense historical significance. It looks to be a really nice town, and is undergoing something of a facelift to make it more tourist friendly. Temperatures have soared from ...
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