Nur el-Gurna Hotel

Address: Gurna, Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Gurna, Luxor, is near Abu Simbel, Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Lake Nasser, and Monastery of St. Simeon.
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    Travel Blogs from Luxor

    Arrival and first day

    A travel blog entry by tandlwilkins on Nov 03, 2015

    7 photos

    ... and quantity over style, but it's still fantastic, and gave rise to the Shelley osimandius poem. The Merenptah temple we saw the last time we were here. There's not much extant to see on the ground, but the site contains a fine small museum and some storage areas where very fine carvings are stored, many in their original colours. These were open last time but since the revolution its deemed too hard to keep them safe so they are now closed. ...

    Day 7 - Hot Air Balloon & Valley of the Kings

    A travel blog entry by arigney87 on May 22, 2015

    ... and well decorated. The second one was a bit of a death march on a seemingly endless "down ramp", and the third had several rooms leading up to to the final mummy room.

    It was pretty amazing to think about the workers carefully tunneling away at the mountain, removing all the debris, and then so carefully polishing and intricately painting the ceiling and walls. The detail on these paintings were the best we've seen anywhere, probably because painting is much easier ...

    Death (of Tourism) on The Nile

    A travel blog entry by kathystravels on Apr 14, 2015

    1 comment, 16 photos

    ... part of the interior into a Coptic church, along with Christian friezes and Roman columns. In fact the temple grounds have been in continuous use as a place of worship for over 3000 years, as we discovered when we confused the mosque with the entrance booth when trying to find our way in! We thought it was odd when they asked us to take our shoes off.

    Following in the footsteps of those ancient Egyptians we just had time for on last session of ...

    Luxor & Valley of the Kings

    A travel blog entry by lcerbin on Jan 14, 2015

    4 photos

    ... festivals and its layout catered to this function beautifully. At 3pm we embarked on a bike ride around the surrounding farms. For me this was, along with the felucca ride, the highlight of Egypt thus far. It was just to beautiful to ride through the farms (banana, sugar cane, mangoes, etc) and villages, saying hello to the locals and learning more about the Egyptian culture. We even stopped for a breathtaking view of the mountain and Hatshepsut temple (google ...

    Luxor, Egypt

    A travel blog entry by that_crazy_one on Nov 06, 2014

    ... br> It is so sad to see the people suffering here due to the lack of tourists. All the unused cruise boats, motor boats and fallucas line the Nile, caleche drivers lined up along the corniche with no tourists to transport and the restaurants are very quiet.
    The upside to this of course is that when you go to see the sights there is barely anyone around so rather than being caught up in the hustle and bustle of tourists you can actually take your time and ...