When you visit Karnak Open Air Museum that is a World Heritage Site, take time to notice the signs they have explaining the geography and layout of the temple. It really helps you get oriented so your visit is more enjoyable.
At night it is cooler to tour this Temple than during the daytime, but it is also very crowded. I did not realize that there had been/still is a mosque onsite. It was built on top of the ruins and was renovated when they started excavation of the Temple. #wintergetaway
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Stunning view on Sunset over Luxor city, Egypt.
Nile river, Hatshepsut temple and valleys of the Kings.
Amazing experience!! Worth it to wake up 4am ❤️🖤
The oldest city in Egypt, a mysterious miracle thousands of years ago! Shocked to say no words
Luxor is the lowest-tune city in Egypt. It was known as the capital of the hundred gates thousands of years ago and stands proudly in the world. Those magnificent temples are undoubtedly the best witnesses of the Pharaoh civilization.
It is said that each stone statue is up to several tens of meters, and the lotus relief on the lotus relief symbolizes the unity of the upper and lower Egypt. They are like historical comic strips, hiding ancient secrets. Between the broken walls and the ruins, history has never been like smoke.
Tips: The temple is the best light before 9am, you can wear a bright red dress gown and sway between the pillars; after noon, the shadows are slowly skewed and the shadow area is over Big, but not easy to produce.
Luxor is an ancient city in Egypt. It is a collection of ancient Bios cultural relics and is known as the "largest open-air museum" on the earth. Luxor can be said to be the hottest city in Egypt. It is also a city with stories. Standing here, I can see the glory of the temple and tell the story of the vicissitudes of life.
Nile River passes through the city and divides it into two. Because the ancient Egyptians believed that human life is like the sun, rising from the east and falling from the west, the east bank of the river is a magnificent temple and a vibrant residential area. The west bank of the river is the tomb of the pharaohs, queens and nobles. . The "City of the Living" and the "City of the Dead" are across the river, forming a circle of eternal cycles of the two worlds.
Come to Luxor, be sure to experience a hot air balloon. In the morning, sitting on a hot air balloon to feel the ancient Egyptian city, to welcome the arrival of a new day, no more than this feeling is more wonderful. The sun rises from the horizon, and Luxor is quiet outside in the early morning. The hot air balloon floats over the Valley of the Kings, the village, the farmland, the Nile... The entire remains of Thebes are at the foot, beautiful and beautiful.
(The price of the hot air balloon is about 400 yuan or so, including the hotel's pick-up service. It will be taken to the Nile River by boat, there will be free morning tea on board, then transfer to the car to get to the hot air balloon. After the end Will give a certificate.)
Egypt's greatest pharaoh Ramses II is also a person who is attached to emotions. He loves a woman named Nefertari. He once said to her: "I am already an Egyptian pharaoh, I can Give you everything you want, if it is reasonable, then you have one, I will give you two, if it is unreasonable, then I also do an unreasonable monarch, to satisfy you."
can say Such a person is not like a pharaoh of God's majesty, but more like a young man who fell in love. But Lai Er is so self-willed for love. The two have spent more than 20 years together. When Nefertari died, La Er wrote an epitaph for his wife: "Sunshine is for her." My love for her is unique. No one can match her because she is the most beautiful of all. I passed by her and she has stolen my heart."
To make the world Always remember the beautiful Princess Wang, who built such a temple of Hathor for his wife next to Abu Simbel.
There are six statues in front of the gate, four are the deified Islamis, two are Nafir Tali (second left and right two)
murals in the temple depicting La Er and Nai The scene where Phil Taly first met, in fact, in all the murals in the early days of Ramses, Nafir Tali was seen as a wife standing next to Ramses, in the history of Egypt, where womens status is very low. Nothing. Perhaps it is such a strong love that makes God swear, Nefertari left the world early, and in the next few thousand years, their temples are facing each other on the banks of the Nile.
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Ramesses III (1607 BC) was the second pharaoh of the twentieth dynasty of ancient Egypt, reigning for about 31 years. In the history of two thousand years, the culture of Egypt is remarkable and true, and Egypt is highly regarded in the world's leading country. But when Ramses III came to power, the world changed dramatically. The negotiations between Egypt and the Hittite, pioneered by Thutmose III and maintained by his successor, Ramses II, have given peace to the Middle East for a long time. But it came to an end here at Ramses III. The death of Ramses marks the end of an era, he is the last Pharaoh. Then Egypt began her recession.
The death of Ramses III is a mystery that is said to have been murdered by her wife to allow her son to be on the throne. According to historical records, the power seekers have won the throne, and Ramses III later succeeded the throne by the established heirs.
The Hab City/Hh/Mebnet (Medinet Habu) is the Temple of Ramesses III. In the Coptic era, there is a city of considerable size. The mausoleum is relatively well preserved, and its area is second only to the temple of Amon. It was the last large-scale construction project during the reign of Pharaoh and the monument to the last rich period of Egypt. Originally the royal residence, the first entrance was a place for ceremonies and entertainment, and the second entrance was occupied by the church in Ptolemy and Roman times.
Luxor was amazing! The Valley of the Kings, Tut’s Tomb, and so many other sites to visit. I took a day trip from Hurghada and it was well worth the drive down and back. I’d suggest hiring a driver because roads outside of the main cities have there own “Egyptian driving rules” that foreigners aren’t familiar with like not using headlights at night. Definitely bring lots of water with you!
In Egypt, in addition to the world-famous pyramids, there is also a place that countless tourists yearn for, that is, the Emperor Valley. It is 700 km south of Cairo and 7 km on the west bank of the Nile. A large desert area across the river from modern cities such as Luxor is the seat of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes. The Valley of the Kings is located in an uninhabited limestone gorge not far from the Thebes site. For centuries, the pharaohs laid graves on these cliffs on the west bank of the Nile to house their precious bodies, and there were many huge colonnades and temples. It used to be a majestic tomb group with more than 60 imperial tombs, buried between the 17th Dynasty of Egypt and the 64th Pharaoh during the 20th Dynasty, including Thutmose III and Amenhotep II. The most famous pharaohs, such as Seti I and Ramses II.
The Great Tickets for the Valley of the Kings (100 Egyptian pounds) are only allowed to watch 3 tombs (for protection, see a tomb will make a hole, and when you hit three, you will be void), so it is very important to do your homework in advance. The three tombs recommended by
LP are Ramses I (KV16): the shortest tomb, but the murals are beautiful and the color is new
Thutmosis III (KV34): The tomb is special in structure and needs to climb in and out, murals are early Style, MUT is engraved in the stone, requires a flashlight, and the air is extremely poor.