Luxor – the World’s Largest Open Air Museum

When people think of somewhere hot to go on their holidays typically you’ll hear Turkey, Spain and Greece as their destination of choice but one place that is perennially hot is Egypt. Egypt is right at the northern tip of Africa and has sweltering heat even in the shade so if it’s the cold winter you’re trying to escape from this winter then you could certainly get what you are after in Egypt.

But there’s more to Egypt than simply the agreeable climate; Egypt is home to probably one of the most historic civilisations outside of Europe. The Egyptians were well known for their pyramids and stunning architecture; architecture that historians still believe seemed almost alien in their sophistication. The beauty of holidaying in Egypt is being able to see these sights and wonders first hand as they stand today

The city of Luxor is interlocked with this history, being the location of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Luxor sits alongside the Nile River with ancient ruins within the city itself, and across the Nile on the west bank lie all the landmarks and temples you’ll have seen in books and on film.

The Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens are just two excellent reasons for with the local economy fueled by sugarcane harvest and more importantly tourism of which thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to each year. Luxor also offer the perfect opportunity to take a cruise on the Nile, Luxor’s ports being the main starting or finishing point for cruise ships.

One popular option which many holidaymakers take is all inclusive holidays to Egypt, with the heat you don’t want to be wandering around in the midday sun trying to find a decent place to eat. Many of the hotel complexes in Egypt understand this and offer amazing quality food from the hotel you’re staying in removing the need to venture elsewhere, which you could do if you so choose.

So if you want a holiday with a bit of history but keeping the weather that you’d get from a Mediterranean summer then you should really consider Luxor and Egypt as it has so much to offer.

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