Philippe Hotel

Dr Labib Habashy Street , Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Luxor

Every Temple is Special in a Different Way

A travel blog entry by barry0fisher


This posting is a bit longer since it covers 3 days spent around and in Luxor. Overall, Luxor is an order of magnitude smaller than Cairo, which shows by its lack of pollution, traffic or very poor areas. Yet competition is fierce for tourists' money as it's essentially the only source, but despite the warnings of overly aggressive tout behavior it …

Luxor (Thebes), Karnak, and Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels


... with hummus, vegetables, and cheap meat, though it seemed to me more like an Egyptian burrito). So your food was between 4 LE - 10 LE ($0.57-1.45), or if you wanted to splurge on kofta (a minced meat kebab), vegetables, rice, and bread, only 20-25 LE (~$3-3.50). But once you start doing the tourist stuff, which is the whole reason you're there, your daily costs jump. More so since they raised the prices on entrance fees and the tourist train (which I successfully avoided) due to ...

Temples and Tombs

A travel blog entry by abwoodmansee


... were slaughtered here by terrorists. Today it is peaceful and pleasant, and we are nearly the only people around. It's wonderful for us to have these sites to ourselves, but sad for the Egyptians who are really struggling to earn a living.

One such Egyptian was Mohammed Abu Omar. He was a shopkeeper at the rest area near the base of the Hatshepsut temple. He won me over when he approached me and asked what I ate because he wanted to write ...

Tombs & Temples But No Pyramids Here!

A travel blog entry by michellendave


... waited out this obligatory stop.

Memorial Temples Hatshepsut and Habu

Mortuary temples (aka memorial temples) were constructed near royal tombs. The ...

Temples and Subterranean Tombs of Luxor

A travel blog entry by michellendave


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Collosi of Memnon are two 18 m (60 foot) tall statues made of blocks of quartzite sandstone that depict Amenhotep III (14th century BC). The two figures carved into the frontside are his wife Tiy and mother Mutemwiya. They weigh an estimated 720 tons each.

Fire in the neighborhood.

During the evening, sirens wailed and lights flashed. We joined the crowd of ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Dr Labib Habashy Street , Luxor, is near Temple of Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae, and Unfinished Obelisk.
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