Luxor is a city located in the southern side of Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. Luxor boasts an execptionally rich legacy of histrical monuments, temples, tombs, etc that it is an ideal place for those history buffs. For many years, these numerous monuments dotted around Luxor have attracted tourists from all over the world assisting Luxor to emerge as the major holiday destination. The town is flooded with souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants etc. The streets are as captivating as the temples and monuments that the tourists come to see. Luxor is a perfect holiday destination if you are looking for tranquility and peace as the places here are not very crowded.
|Population||:||The total population according to 1999 census is 376,022.|
|Area||:||The total area of Luxor is416 Km2.|
|Languages||:||Arabic is the official language.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||25°41'N 32°39'E.|
Luxor isn't a crowded place and so you can actually enjoy some great moments here. The city provides cheap and convenient means of traveling around inside the beautiful places. You can hire a taxi or take a car on rent to visit various places. Buses are also available but are usually crowded.
Shopping and Entertainment
Shopping in Luxor is a very memorable experience. Luxor is a good place to buy silver jewellery as you will find rares collection of designs here. Luxor's markets are located at Sharia el-Birka and an amazing tourist bazaar at Saria el-Karnak. These markets are popular for their scarves, scarabs, spices, carpets, home decor and other local souvenirs amongst the several holiday visitors. But haggling is a common form of trade in these markets. You must use your bargaining skills while buying things as the price marked is generally very high. You will find several souvenir shops located close to the Luxor Temple.