Luxor is the premier travel destination in Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley. The dynastic and religious capital of Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom Egypt, Luxor has much to offer the traveller, from vast temples, to ancient royal tombs, via spectacular desert and river scenery and a bustling modern life.
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The East Bank of Luxor is the central part of Luxor township, centred on the twin foci of the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak.
The West Bank of Luxor in Egypt is even more of an archaeological paradise than the East Bank.
The Valley of the Kings is an Egyptian archaeological locality in the hills immediately behind the West Bank of Luxor.
The Western Valley is an Egyptian archaeological locality situated adjacent to Luxor's Valley of the Kings and contains a number of remarkable pharaonic burials additional to the main Valley.