Luxor in Egypt, situated on the River Nile is a place you wouldn’t want to ever visit, I share my 5 reasons not to visit Luxor in Egypt..

 

 

1. Luxor isn’t safe..

I found Luxor to be totally safe, the people of Luxor were warm and welcoming, we were even hosted by our guide at his home with his wife and children, we ate and drank until the early hours and really enjoyed the culture and atmosphere. We were taken downtown, I even got to control our horse and cart, she was called Cinderella, she was a fantastically fast horse! a good reason to visit Luxor.

 

 

2. There is too much history to learn about and explore..

I found the history and ancient temples like Karnak and Luxor temple to be beyond amazing. Visiting the Valley of the Kings was one of the many highlights of my trip in Luxor, venturing deep inside the tombs looking at the hieroglyphics translating the messages from centuries ago was incredible. Travelling into the desert to see the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut was simply breathtaking. And what’s even more amazing is that every year more and more is being discovered and uncovered in Luxor and the various temples that one visit is simply not enough to visit Luxor!

 

 

3. Tombs are really creepy and venturing inside a claustrophobic tomb was way to awesome for me..

Squeezing through small, tight passageways in the mountains and deep underground I felt like Lara Croft in the Valley of the Kings. There were so many tombs to visit, where do I begin; Rameses I, II, III, IV, and more, Sety I, Tutankhanmen, Amenhetep II, all where amazing to see, dim lighting, musty smells and torches that lit the pathways and channels gave such a sense of adventure and history I can’t wait to go back and explore some more.

 

 

4. The weather is too hot and sunny..

Thats right, the weather was hot and the sun was shinning all day, every day, the evenings were cool and breezy. I could grab an ice cold coke and relax beside the River Nile or on top of my hotel at the pool. The clear blue skies made my photos awesome and the sunsets are to die for! Watching the sun set over the Nile isn’t a memory I’d be forgetting soon.

 

 

5. The huge statues of deities and Obelisks were too amazing and huge..

Who on earth wants to have a selfie next to a giant statue of Ramses II or even Pharaoh, how about walking through the Great Hypostyle Hall in the temple of Karnak day OR night! What about seeing the 75ft high Luxor Obelisk at sunset. Go selfie mad, there’s so much to see and photograph when you visit Luxor.

 

See some of our tips for packing when travelling.

Karnak hypostyle hall columns Luxor in Egypt - Visit Luxor
Karnak hypostyle hall columns

 

Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut Luxor Egypt - Visit Luxor
Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut Luxor Egypt

 

Valley of the Kings Luxor Hieroglyphics - Visit Luxor
Valley of the Kings Luxor Hieroglyphics

 

Me at the Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut Luxor Egypt - Visit Luxor
Me at the Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut Luxor Egypt

 

Temple of Karnak at night - Visit Luxor
Temple of Karnak at night

 

Photo of a tomb - Valley of the Kings - Visit Luxor
Photo of a tomb – Valley of the Kings (taken discretely)

 

Temple of Karnak - Visit Luxor
Temple of Karnak

 

Light shining through a chamber in a tomb - Karnak - Visit Luxor
Light shining through a chamber in a tomb – Karnak

 

Sunset - River Nile and Luxor Obelisk - Visit Luxor
Sunset – River Nile and Luxor Obelisk
SHARE

LEAVE A REPLY