You will use the Luxor International Airport facilities on arrival or departure during your Egypt Travel Packages or Egypt Day Tours services at Cairo Top Tours, or even while on a Nile Tour in Egypt.
Luxor is usually called the world’s greatest open-air museum, but that comes a little near relating this remarkable place. Nothing in the whole world is comparable to the reputation and magnificence of the monuments that have persevered from ancient Thebes built by the famous Pharaohs of Egypt. Luxor, meaning in the Arabic language "the city of palaces" is positioned right along the great Nile River, approximately 500 kilometers to the south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Luxor is without a doubt, the best place to discover ancient Egypt. Wandering between its ruins is like getting 3,000 years back in time.
The Golden Age of Thebes was during the Egyptian New Kingdom, and the size, population, and wealth of this great kingdom allowed the pharaohs to commission massive building projects and leave a legacy. The most important thing for an ancient Egyptian was to be remembered for eternity. What better way for these pharaohs to be memorialized than to create vast monuments to themselves.
The ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods according to ancient Egyptian religion. The local god of Thebes was called Amun. By the beginning of Luxor, (Thebes at that time) as the leading city all over Egypt, God Amun increased in importance also and grew associated with Ra, the god of the sun. He became the 'king of the gods' Amun-Ra. The sun disk God Amun-Ra was one of the most important gods in Egyptian. Even after Thebes began to decline, it remained the religious capital until the Greek period. The most famous temple to Amun-Ra is the temple at Karnak. It was by far the most important temple in the Egyptian kingdom until the ancient religion fell away.
It is easiest to divide the sites around Luxor into two categories - those on the East Bank of the Nile and those on the West Bank. This division would have suited the ancient Egyptians as well since to them the East Bank was the land of the living, where the sun rose and people thrived, and the West Bank was the land of the dead, where the sunset and people journeyed into the afterlife. Luxor and the remains of ancient Thebes are located on the East Bank along with the temple complexes that were used to observe the ancient religion in life. The sites on the West Bank are tombs known as the Valley of the Kings and funerary temples, where Ancient Egyptians and their rulers were laid to rest begin their journey into the afterlife.
Luxor International Airport is the central airport assisting the whole. It is located 4 miles east of the city. Several charter airlines utilize the airport, it is a famous tourist stop for those touring the River Nile and the Karnak Temple.
You will use the facilities of Luxor International Airport in the arrival or departures during your Egypt Travel Packages or Egypt Day Tours with our services in Cairo Top Tours, or even while having a Nile Cruise Tour in Egypt:
The airport was promoted to receive up to 8 million travelers a year in 2005. Amenities for passengers comprise 48 check-in desks, 5 baggage claim belts, 8 gates, a post office, a bank, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty-free shop, a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agency, a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent room, disabled access/facilities, and a business center.
Cargo facilities include refrigerated storage, animal quarantine, livestock handling, health officials, X-Ray equipment, and fumigation equipment. The cargo terminal handling agent for the airport is Egypt Air Cargo.
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