The ancient city of Luxor in Egypt lies on the East Bank of the Nile River in the south. It is famous for the site of Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypt. It is the site of cultural relics of Thebes. Now the well-preserved is the famous Luxor Temple, while the Karnak Temple is the most complete and largest. Today Luxor is the world's largest open-air museum, with the reputation of "City of Palaces". Luxor has become a modern tourist city, a tourist attraction in Egypt. The temples and shrines in the center of the city mark Luxor. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come from all over the world every year. The Egyptians often say, "If you haven't been to Luxor, you haven't been to Egypt". Luxor is not a modern city. Walking in such a street will give you a glimpse of ordinary people's lives. Unfinished buildings on the roof are often seen in the street (Fig. 6). It is said that when the house is completed, tax will be levied, so the "uncompleted tail building" will be left behind. Luxor is rich in white sugarcane. White sugarcane juice is very delicious. It's pure, strong and sweet. It's really delicious. It's the best sugarcane juice I've ever tasted. Luxor impressed me most with the Karnak Temple and white cane juice.
The Nile divides Luxor into east, West and East coasts, where Pharaohs and gods live, because it is where the sun rises. As the core region of Upper Egypt, its splendor has lasted for nearly a thousand years, and there are many temples. For travelers, most of them visit the two most important ones. Temple of Karnak is the largest temple in ancient Egypt. It was built by many pharaohs and completed in 1600. There are many tourists here, but unfortunately the temple is seriously damaged. You can shuttle through the multi-pillar hall with 134 towering stone pillars and look up from time to time, perhaps curing your cervical spondylosis; or, like most tourists, circle around the Scarab in the hope of being sheltered by Pharaoh and Amon Rashen. The Temple of Luxor is much quieter, standing quietly on the Nile, Ramses the Great is still majestic, and the obelisk is still high in the sky (another obelisk is now high in Harmony Square in Paris, France).
Luxor, the second stop for Egypt. There are many scenic spots in Luxor. The Monon Colossus and two giant gods are sitting on the side of the road for thousands of years. Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Egypt's only female pharaoh's temple, thousands of years can see murals on the wall, too shocking. Karnak Temple, the largest temple in Egypt, the head of the Sphinx, Ramses II, the obelisk, 134 stone pillars and so on are all history. Luxor Temple, a carriage around the temple, Chinese tourists formed a convoy, can not see at a glance, so spectacular.
Luxor spent some time in Egypt as a tourist attraction. Take advantage of the tour guide's free time, stuffed a little money to the tour guide, ask for leave to wander around the street and take photos casually. Walking on the streets of Luxor is like going to a small city in southern Xinjiang, but it's cleaner and less crowded. One dares not go more, after all, the language is impassable.
Luxor, known as Thebes, is situated on the Bank of the Nile River 671 kilometers south of Cairo. It is the capital of the dynasties of the ancient Egyptian Empire and the new dynasty (about 2040-1985 BC). It has a history of more than 4,000 years. Luxor is a tourist attraction in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come from all over the world every year. Egyptians often say that it is worth visiting.
It is said that Luxor has never been to Egypt before. Luxor has the reputation of "City of Palaces". The Nile crosses the city and divides it into two parts. On the East Bank of the river are magnificent temples and vibrant residential areas. On the West Bank of the river are pharaohs, queens, noble mausoleums, "the city of the living" and "the city of the dead" across the river, forming two eternal circles of the world.
The next attraction that the train took me to Luxor was Luxor, 670 kilometers from Cairo. We went by train on the evening of August 5, 2016, to the railway station, where the air-conditioned bus came down and the heat wave came. Cairo has another big railway station. It's an inter-provincial railway station. The streets are narrow, the environment is dirty and the lights are dirty. Inbound, 10 square meters of security room, equipment is broken, hanging a cardboard, writing, so check-in is exempted. Platform 2, about ten meters from the railway, is crowded. Tour guides take care of everyone by the wall, putting baggage together, people around, back to baggage, small bags in front of the chest, building a safety island. Men in long gowns, masked women, young smokers, men in suits and leather shoes and running children. Someone is turning over the railway, just like Zhu Ziqing's "Back Shadow" description. The car came, broken, painted light, blue stripes, age-old, no color. Kiss and hug each other. The Chinese have a strong ability to tolerate dirt. When they go to India, they know that others are far better than us. When they go to Egypt, they feel that the Egyptians are better than us in tolerating dirt. There is no punctuality. After three trains, we arrived, half an hour late. That's good. Several luxury air-conditioned cars were hung on the broken train. They were broken and dirty. There were two people and one room. The meal is ready, bread, rice, chicken legs, seasoning paste. Old Huang brought Chinese mustard tuber, which I never touched at home. Today I ate it delicious, light salty and sweet afterwards. Sleep, eat, brush teeth, urine and urine, water or no water, the car boiled for 11 hours, the next day at 8:30 to Luxor, one and a half hours later. See some rural scenes along the way, mosques, farmers'roofs, steel toward the sky, has not been completed. When the eldest one gets married, the eldest one gets married and then the second one gets married. It's so fast, punctual and comfortable to miss our high-speed trains and motorcycles, but that's only in another world, enjoyed by people in heaven.
On October 1st, Egyptian time, our cruise ship returned to Luxor. Egyptians often say that they have never been to Luxor or Egypt. It is famous for the site of Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypt. It is the site of cultural relics of Thebes. Thebes was built in the eleventh Dynasty of the Kingdom and has a history of more than four thousand years. By the Eighteenth Dynasty of the new kingdom, Thebes entered its heyday, crossing the banks of the middle reaches of the Nile River. It is said that the Thebes were densely populated, with thousands of buildings and 100 gates. In Homer's epic, it was called the "Capital of Hundred Gates" and it was the largest city in the world. In the past 700 years, Pharaohs issued orders from this "Pearl of Upper Egypt", which made the politics and economy of ancient Egypt reach a brilliant peak. Its territory borders Sudan to the South and Syria to the north, making it the first power in North Africa and West Asia across the Eastern Mediterranean. The Pharaohs expanded their territory and built numerous temples and huge tombs. It wasn't until 88 B.C. that war destroyed it. The ancient Egyptian Empire lasted for more than 1500 years. Kings and Pharaohs built numerous temples, palaces and Mausoleums in Thebes. Although after thousands of years, the magnificent palaces and temples of the past have become incomplete ruins, but people can still think of their grandeur in that year, they are the witness of the high development of ancient Egyptian civilization. Luxor was divided into East and west sides as the Nile River passed through the city. Because ancient Egyptians believed that human life rose in the East and set in the West like the sun, it was a magnificent temple and a vibrant residential area on the East Bank of the river, and the tombs of pharaohs, queens and nobles on the West Bank of the river. The "City of the Living" and "City of the Dead" are separated by rivers, forming the circle of the eternal cycle of the two worlds. The eastern shore of Luxor is a residential area. In the past few days when I came to Egypt, I saw for the first time the neat Egyptian streets, the residential buildings and the ordinary Egyptians, but it made me feel fresh. There was a small square in front of the temple. The local residents sat and chatted under the shade of the date palm trees, feeling relaxed.
The four scenic spots visited by Luxor are relics of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. The reason why there are so many sites is that Luxor is the capital of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians had always regarded the East Bank of the Nile as a place where gods and people lived, so temples and people lived on the East bank; while the West Bank was where the dead slept, so the pharaoh's tombs were on the West bank. The scenes of the Horus eagle and the soldiers guarding the fortress along the way strongly impacted the vision, reminding us that the country is not peaceful now.
Luxor, a city nearly eight hours away from Luo, is advised to fly inland from Cairo in a propeller plane for about half an hour, and the propeller plane can also see the scenery, which is surprisingly handsome. Luxor is a city in northern Egypt. The climate here is hotter than in the south. But Luxor is more like an ancient city. The buildings are more new and elegant than Cairo. We suggest you take a carriage to visit the city.