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East Bank

Luxor governorate
East Bank
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

The East Bank of Luxor represents the central part of Luxor as a locality, the part of the town that the vast majority of tourists will first arrive in, either by land, river or air - arrive in Luxor, you've essentially got to the East Bank.

Key places to visit
Karnak Open Air Museum, Luxor Museum, Museum of Mummification, Temple of Karnak


Places to Visit

Karnak Open Air Museum

an off-shoot to the Karnak temple complex, accessed just before the Second Pylon at left, featuring an amazing array of statuary and reconstructed temple structures. Don't miss this! Ticket to be bought from the Karnak ticket office.

Luxor Museum

pen daily October-April 9AM-3PM and 4PM-9PM, May-September 9AM-1PM and 5PM-10PM, admission 80LE - located approximately halfway between Luxor and Karnak temples on the Corniche el-Nil. A small but quality collection of antiquities, mainly from the Luxor region. Includes most of the remarkable collection of pharaonic statuary found in a hidden cache within Luxor Temple in 1989, displayed in a special annex.

Museum of Mummification

opposite the Mina Palace Hotel - as the name suggests, the small but fascinating collection is devoted to mummification practices.

Temple of Karnak

more accurately, the Temples of Karnak, open daily May-September 6AM-6PM, October-April 6AM-5PM .

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December