Great Places to Visit in West Bank of Luxor, Egypt
Great Places to Visit in West Bank of Luxor, Egypt There are great places an Egyptian tourist can look forward to visiting. Here are some of such great ancient sites you should keep a date within your next visit to Egypt.
Firstly, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut and these three are among the world’s most powerful female rulers: Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, and Catherine the Great of Russia. Hatshepsut reigned in Egypt for about 20 years.In her reign, so much wealth was created in Egypt. This made her start and finish numerous building projects in Egypt.
Her most famous architectural project is found in the cliffs of Deir el-Bahri – the Hatshepsut’s Mortuary. This architectural masterpiece is in many ways different from the other many temples in Egypt. After that, is what makes it a site to visit for any Egyptian tourist.
Valley of the Queens
There was a selected place for the burial of all the Pharaoh’s wives. The place is what is called the Valley of the Queens.
The tombs are smaller and less of grandeur in comparison to the Valley of the Kings where the kings or Pharaohs were buried.
One of the spectacular tombs in Egypt is the tomb of Queen Nefertari. The colors and detailed design is something to behold.
If you would like to find out how the tombs of 3,000 years ago look like in design and splendor the tomb of Queen Nefertari should be on your list.
Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu
This huge temple complex is dedicated to Ramesses III. There are several courtyards, pylons, and peristyle halls, with inscribed reliefs depicting the defeat of the Sea People during the rule of Ramesses III.
These are twin great statues in Egypt. They gaze eastwards towards the Nile River.
They are the statues that will greet you as you arrive at the West Bank of Luxor. You can just take a brief walk and take a closer photo with the twin statues.
If you check the must-visit list of most Egyptian tourists you’ll most likely not find the temple.
But that is partly because most don’t know about it. And for those who don’t like crowded places, this is a place for you.
It is a mortuary dedicated to the great Ramesses 11. The statue of Ramesses once stood here. The statue was about 20 meters. It has since collapsed and the pieces can be seen around.
Tombs of the Nobles
You will find so many tombs here to visit. Tombs like that of Sennefer and Rekhmire. They are seen as the best tombs in this location. The Sennofer tomb is sometimes called the “Tomb of the Vineyard”. The name is derived from the grapevine paintings on the ceiling.
Temple of Seti I
Seti 1 founded this temple. It was dedicated to Amun-Re. Ramesses is credited as the one who completed the building of this temple.
Hot Air Balloon Flight
You can enjoy a hot air balloon flight in the West Bank of Luxor. The unforgettable sunrise view is something you should experience before concluding your Egyptian tour.
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