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Luxor


This city is prominent for being an 'open air museum' because of its unique archaeological monuments. Luxor is the second most visited tourist city in Egypt after Cairo with its magnificent monuments such as Karnak Temple, The Luxor Temple, Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens.

In addition, there are also several performances of the sound and light shows at night, which is simply a show that platforms the monument using audio and visual effects. It is always recommended to take a Nile boat cruise from Luxor to Aswan to enjoy a lavish Nile River cruise and discover some of Egypt's most enchanting natural beauty.

Aswan


You can begin your day in Aswan by going on a relaxing tour on a Felluca (a wooden sail boat) on the Nile River. The two islands you must visit are the Elephantine Island and the Botanical Garden Island. Elephantine Island is the biggest island there and its history goes all the way back to the pre-dynastic period.

The Botanical Garden is by far considered a natural treasure by the people of Aswan. Located near Aswan is also the famous High Dam of Egypt. Discover the famous Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The best time to visit this city would be during the winter as the weather during that time is extremely pleasant.

Abu Simbel
The site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. Abu Simbel contains two temples, carved into a mountainside by Ramses II to commemorate himself and his favorite wife Nefertiti. The temples are also aligned with the East so that, twice a year, on 21 February and 21 October, the sun shines directly into the sanctuary of The Great Temple to illuminate the statues of Ramses and Amon.

The dates are thought to correspond to Ramses birthday and coronation. The temple complex set on the banks of the artificial Lake Nasser, the structures were once in danger of being flooded with the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The temple was dismantled and rebuilt on a higher hill to make way for the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s.