Luxor is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate.Luxor is considered the greatest outdoor museum city in the world. It contains nearly one-third of the world’s antiquities. Discover things to do in Luxor, and there is hardly a place in Luxor that doesn’t have a relic that reflects the greatness of the ancient Egyptians and their civilization that dates back to 7000 years ago.Luxor is part of ancient Thebes that renowned the Greek Homer, who described it as the city of 100 gates, and the Arabs called it Luxor “City of Palaces” because they were impressed by its magnificent edifices and huge buildings. Luxor is 670 km south of Cairo, 220 km (about 137 miles) to the north of Aswan, and 280 km (about 174 miles) to the west of Hurghada. Luxor city contains an immense number of monuments that have survived from ancient Thebes, the old capital of the Pharaonic period. Thebes reached the peak of its splendor and influence during the Pharaonic New Kingdom and remained a top destination of visitors from all over to enjoy the warm weather and the fascinating monuments of the eternal city with its temples’ towering pillars on the two banks of the Nile River; People lived in the city on the East Bank where Sunrise is the main source of life and growth, while the City of the Dead was on the west bank where sunset symbolizing the Eclipse of life.