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Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple

Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of international tourists arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing a large part towards the economy for the modern city.


Temperature/ Climate (Average Weather)

NOAA
Code

Statistic

Units

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average

0101

Temperature
Mean Value

F

56.8

60.6

68.4

78.1

85.3

90

90.1

89.2

85.5

78.6

68

59.2

75.8

0109

High Temperature
Mean Daily Value

F

73.4

77.7

81.3

95

102.6

106.5

106

104.7

101.8

95.5

84

75.9

92

0110

Low Temperature
Mean Daily Value

F

41.7

44.8

50.7

60.8

68.4

72.7

74.5

73.8

70.3

63.1

52.9

44.8

59.9

0615

Precipitation
Mean Monthly Value

Inches

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0101

Temperature
Mean Value

C

13.8

15.9

20.2

25.6

29.6

32.2

32.3

31.8

29.7

25.9

20.0

15.1

24.34

0109

High Temperature
Mean Daily Value

C

23.0

25.4

27.4

35.0

39.2

41.4

41.1

40.4

38.8

35.3

28.9

24.4

33.36

0110

Low Temperature
Mean Daily Value

C

5.4

7.1

10.4

16.0

20.2

22.6

23.6

23.2

21.3

17.3

11.6

7.1

15.48

0615

Precipitation
Mean Monthly Value

mm

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.08

 

1101

Relative Humidity
Mean Value

%

55.0

47.0

39.0

31.0

29.0

27.0

30.0

33.0

37.0

43.0

51.0

57.0

39.92

High temperature rank: in Egypt, 28 locations are cooler, 1 are warmer. Globally, 2844 are cooler, 136 are warmer.
Precipitation rank: in Egypt, 3 locations are dryer, 26 are wetter . Globally, 6 are dryer, 4206 are wetter.

Luxor Tourist Map:

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Luxor Tourism Information

Luxor Transportation- By Air, Train, Bus, Local Ferry and By boat, Caliche and Donkey ride, Bikes and Cycling, Taxi

Luxor city along Nile

Where to stay

Hotels: (Phone code 095)

(5 star)

Tel

Fax

Isis Hotel Luxor

373366

372923

Luxor Hilton

374933

386571

Luxor Sheraton

374544

374941

Movenpick Jolie Ville Luxor

374855

374936

(4 star)

Tel

Fax

Akhenaton Village

580850

580879

Egotel Luxor

373321

580817

ETAP Luxor

580944

374912

Luxor Wena Hotel

580018

580623

Novotel Luxor

580925

580972

Pullman Witer Palace

580422

 

(3 star)

Tel

Fax

Arabesque Hotel

372193

372193

Emilio Hotel

373570

374884

Karnak Hotel

374155

 

Flo-Pater Hotel

374223

374223

Merry Land Hotel

581746

 

New Emilio Hotel

370000

370000

New Windsor Hotel

374306

373447

Paula Hotel

580551

580552

Pharaon Hotel

374924

386477

Philippe Hotel

372284

580060

Savoy Hotel

580522

580526

Shady Hotel

581262

374859

St. Joseph Hotel

581707

581727

Floating Hotels

Isis and Osiris Boats, operated by the Nile Hilton. Tel: 740880 for details.
Toth and Atun Boats, operated by Sheraton International. Tel: 348-5571/8215 for details.
For more information about hotels contact the Egyptian Hotel Association, Tel: 348-3313/371-2134.

Find More about Visiting Luxor City and Its Attractions including

- King Tutankhamun, Queen Hatshepsut's temple ( or Deir el-Bahari), Luxor Temple, Karnak Temples/The temple Complex of Karnak, The Ramesseum, Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan, The Sound and Light Spectacle, Day Trips, King Tut's International Festival, Exotic hot air balloon adventures, Luxor open-air museum..

Recently Archaeologists discovered 12 new sphinxes in Luxor . More Details: Recent Development of Luxor City

Last Updated on Wednesday 1st December 2010