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I have mentioned that Luxor is called a largest open air museum in the world.
The sights are to be found on both sides of River Nile. Here is a list which does not include the museums:

East bank
• Luxor Temple
• Karnak Temple
West bank
• Valley of the Kings
• Valley of the Queens
• Medinet Habu (memorial temple of Ramesses III)
• The Ramesseum (memorial temple of Ramesses II)
• Deir el-Medina (workers' village)
• Tombs of the Nobles
• Deir el-Bahri (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, etc.)
• Malkata (palace of Amenophis III)
• Colossi of Memnon (memorial temple of Amenophis III)

I have uploaded recently a night photo from the main Luxor Temple. Another spectacular structure in this area, Karnak Temple, is located 2.5 km north of Luxor at the same side of the river Nile. Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple were once connected with a walkway aligned with 900 sphinx statues. Just few of them remained in place.
This photograph was taken in the Karnak Temple more precisely in the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun Re. The hall covers an area of 50,000 sq ft (5,000 sq m). The roof, now fallen, was supported by 134 columns in 16 rows; the 2 middle rows are higher than the others (being 33 feet (10 m) in circumference and 80 feet (24 m) high).

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