Photos from our Travels in Luxor, Egypt
Last week, when I was flipping through some old travel photos, I was reminded that we still have so many photos and stories that have yet to be shared.
So, in an effort to rectify our tardy behaviour, we’ve uploaded a few photos from our last trip to Egypt, specifically from Luxor and the West Bank (home to the many pharaoh tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens).
We hope you like them!
An interesting perspective of Luxor Temple
The Mosque of Abu Haggag at Luxor Temple
Inside Luxor Temple at dusk
Illuminated Luxor Temple at night
The incredible Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
The Colossi of Memnon
A ray of sunshine creeps into a tomb at Hatshepsut temple
Pharaoh Statue at Hatshepsut temple
The sun sets over the legendary Nile River
Views of Luxor from the rooftop garden of our hotel
Hanging out on the rooftop patio of our hotel
A feast at a local restaurant near our hotel
The streets of Luxor, as seen from the window of our hotel room
Who wants to jump aboard the tourist train?! Entrance to Karnak Temple
Entrance to Karnak Temple Complex, said to be the largest ancient religious site in the world
Humbled and dwarfed by the giant columns in Karnak Temple
The magnificent columns in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak
Hieroglyphics on the giant columns in Karnak Temple
The Hypostyle Hall in Karnak, said to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt,
after the Great Pyramids of Giza of course!
Exploring the ancient grounds of Karnak Temple
Fiery sunset over Luxor, taken from the rooftop patio of our hotel
Sampling Hamam Ma’shi (Stuffed pigeon), an Egyptian delicacy
Sunset over the Nile River
Have you visited Egypt?
Where did you go and what was your highlight?
Share your experience in the comments below, we’d love to hear about it!
There is more to Egypt than just the pyramids of Giza. It is amazing that these structures have survived for as long as they have. It will be interesting to see how they hold up from the new onslaught of tourism over the next 100 years.
Traveling Canucks says
Hopefully proper measures are put in place to protect the historical sites. It would be a shame if tourism destroys them. But I think Egyptians are fully aware of how important these sites are for the ecomony.
Awesome!! When did you go to Luxor? So amazing to see that the sights that I can only think of as being movie sets do actually exist. Love the boats too.
Samuel Jeffery says
Looks fab! Egypt is near the top of my list of places I want to visit soon. FYI, your twitter handle isn’t include when you click on the tweet button right now.
Thanks for sharing some of your old photos – I hadn’t seen any of your stuff from Egypt. It looks like you had a great time. I went there as a kid and became obsessed with the ancient history for a while (as 12 year olds are sometimes known to do). I would love to go back and explore it even more.
Egypt is one of the most fascinating places on the planet for me – I really hope we get to visit there soon. Great post!
Wow, it looks like such a magical place. You got some really great shots!
looks like a great time!
Can’t say that Luxor has ever been on my wish list but your photos are compelling and even cause me to reconsider my position.
Emily of Roads Less Traveled says
The statues and architecture are awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing — I hadn’t had Luxor on my bucket list, but after reading this post it’s on the list!!
Richard Crest says
Nice photos, the lights add up wonderful accent to the temple.
Tom Miller says
These are lovely photos. I have always been fascinated with Egypt and would want to visit the place and see these historical structures personally. The food looks great too!
I am absolutely in awe at these pictures and totally envy you. I guess I will never stop being fascinated with Egypt.
Tons of beautiful sights here … loved the kebab as well!
Luxor is often overlooked in favor of Giza … when I make it to Egypt, I will be sure to visit this place as well!
Muhemmed Haider says
No doubt. It is a beautiful place.
The photos are beautiful and incredible, I’m loving to know your blog.
Izy Berry says
There should be a color palette inspired by Egypt! Also, the carvings on the columns AMAZING,
Pradeep Guragain says
I only knew about pyramids from Egypt, this post make me feel I need to go there. I wish soon!
Isabella Jones says
Obsessed with Mummies as a kid, I’d always wanted to visit Egypt. Planning to take the trip next year for my spring break. Thanks for highlighting all the hot-spots. Very informative.
Michelle W says
We just returned from Egypt in June and it was amazing. We went to Cairo (And Ghiza across the Nike), Luxor and Aswan. It was an incredible experience but the Karnak Temple was my highlight along with the Egyptian Museum. So glad we went!
shreya jain says
Incredible pictures. thanks for sharing this pictures with us.