Luxor embodies the essence of Egypt. Eloquent vendors at each street corner, a friendly round of bargaining, and the allure of the old souk.
There are only three main streets in Luxor: Sharia al-Mahatta, Sharia al-Karnak and the Corniche next to the Nile. Sharia al-Mahatta runs from the Nile to the gardens of Luxor Temple. Sharia al-Karnak runs along the Nile from the Luxor Temple to the Temple of Karnak. It’s also known as Sharia al-Markaz where it meets Sharia al-Mahatta and to the south around the temple it becomes Sharia al-Lokanda. It’s here you’ll find colourful restaurants and cafes as well as bazaars with a variety of typical Egyptian souvenirs.
Further afield, there’s the Royal Valley Golf Club. This 18-hole, Par 72 championship standard course is open to tourists and is situated on the East Bank of Luxor about 13 Km from the city centre.