Safaga (Luxor), Egypt

Safaga (Luxor), Egypt

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Gateway to the marvels of Luxor

Safaga is a gateway to the fabulous ancient temples of Luxor, with their massive columns and statues, and intriguing hieroglyphics, as well as the Pharonic tombs in the Valleys of Kings and Queens. It is the ancient Thebes, the glorious city of the god Amun-Ra, whose Great Temple at Karnak was begun by Ramses II in the 14th century BC.

In the arid and empty landscape on the west bank of the Nile, lies the necropolis of Egypt’s ancient rulers, its many tombs cut into natural limestone deposits. Inside them paintings and carvings on ceilings and walls contain symbolic and ritual meanings, and an air of mystery.

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Located on the eastern bank of the Nile River, the temple is one of the best examples of ancient Pharaonic architecture. Highlights found within the temple include the 1st Pylon, standing over 78 feet tall, and the colossal statues of Ramses II.

Temples Of Karnak

Temples Of Karnak

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Temples Of Karnak

Temples Of Karnak

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely walk through the three distinct areas of the temple site. Built over a period of 1,500 years, this was the most important temple in all of Egypt during the height of Theban power.

Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

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Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

Luxor And Valley Of The Kings

In Luxor, visit the greatest place of worship in history, the breathtaking Karnak Temple with its unique Hypostyle hall, sacred lake, and avenue of the Sphinxes. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch in a deluxe 5-star hotel before visiting the Valley of the Kings.

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Local Details:
GPS: 26°14'8.37"N 32°48'30.41"E
Population: 35,000
Country Code: +20

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