Widely known as the greatest open-air museum in the world, Luxor draws thousands of tourists from around the world to visit its monuments. It is the celebrated site of the ancient city of Thebes where the ruins of the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak still stand in stark contrast to the modern city.
Situated across from the Nile, the setting is truly stunning. The wealth and grandeur from the temples of Karnak and Luxor have attracted travellers since the end of the 18th century. This influx of tourists has contributed significantly to the economy of the city. Across from the Nile are the tombs and temples of Necropolis which are home to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Luxor has so much variety for the visitor, with temples, tombs, striking dessert and river atmosphere blended within the confines of a modern city.