Travel to Luxor and you will know why it is one of Egypt's great tourist attractions? It is also commonly known as the world's largest open air museum. Luxor is built on and around the ancient site of Thebes. Tourists have been visiting the area since the Greco-Roman times, so you won't be the first! There are so many splendid temples and monuments to visit.
Luxor (Thebes) was the capital of Waset which is the seat of ancient Egypt. The city developed at early, and then Luxor was called as the (Epet), came to light when the Theban family was established. Rose to power as the residence of the Royal family, it also became the altar of worship to the God of Amon. Luxor was a part of the land site chosen for the burial of the rich and discerning citizens including the people in the royal line. The Place housing the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens was one of the richest region of the then Egypt. Nile gave it the necessary impetus to be the abode of the Royalties as the place is cooler compared to other places which share the scorching heat of the Sahara Desert.
Luxor was also the ideal place for boating along the Nile, providing entertainment fit for the Kings and easy to have guards patrol the grounds. Moreover this is the site which would provide the necessary fast and safe exit for the Royalties. Over the period the site Luxor had a loss of face when the Royal patronage ceased. The History of Luxor has given Luxor places like Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Tomb of Queen Nefertari, Temple of Amun, Valley of the Artisans, tombs of Tutankhamen and of Sons of Ramses II
Luxor is located to the south of Cairo 416 Miles, one of the most important tourist destination in Egypt, It is about 416 km2 and inhabitants reaches about 360, 503 inhabitant. The weather is rather hot in Summer time and fine in winter.
Today, Luxor is well equipped to accommodate tourists & to serve people from many countries that descend on this area of the Nile Valley every year.