The word Luxor is Arabic name means ” palaces”, the name of the city in ” Greek- Roman’s ” period was “Thebes ” and the name in ancient Egypt was ” “Wast”.
The city in the new kingdom was the capital of Egypt and the center of the religion of the god Amon.
The population numbers of the city about one million, The economy of Luxor depends on tourism and agriculture.
Millions of tourists visit Luxor every year to enjoy of the temples and tombs were built by great pharaohs.
The River Nile divide Luxor to West and east banks, bridge of Luxor connect west and east bank of the city also you can across the river by ferry boat to go to the other side of the city.
The glory of Luxor :
The golden time of the city was in the new kingdom from 18th to 20th dynasty.
Luxor became the religious and the political center of Egypt.
Thebes (Luxor ) played a very important role to liberate Egypt from the invading of the Hyksos by Great kings, Seknnra, Kamous, and Ahmos.
Attractions of Luxor :
West bank Luxor :
land of death the ancient Egyptian has chosen it to make them tombs because that the side of sunset.
we found there Valley of the kings, Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Nobels, Valley of the workers and artists.
In west bank also the pharaohs have chosen it to built mortuary temples like Temple of Hatshepsut, Ramses II, Ramses III and Seti I.
East bank Luxor :
land of life because of that side of sunrise, they built-in that side the Complex of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor.
The tourists stay in Luxor to visit all these sites or visit Luxor as one day tour from Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam or Aswan by flight or Cars.