Popularly known as one of the world's biggest open-air museums, Luxor is one of the mighty cities located in Upper Egypt and offers an amazing insight into the age-old culture and remains of the country. The beauty of the city is further enhanced by the majestic River Nile that divides the city into east and west. While the eastern banks constitute the main city, the neighboring western banks across the Nile River count within the outskirts of the city to include all the historical landmarks. The mystic charm that lurks in the fascinating ruins of the culture-laden country of Egypt can be found here; from boasting a fascinating collection of world-class monuments that include the Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, to offering indulgent river cruises with beautiful views of the nearby surroundings, Luxor is surely a city that offers a magical ride to exploring the very best of Egypt. The ruins of Al malkata, the village of Deir el Medina and the Collossi of
Memnon indicate the expanse and scale of how Luxor was considered to be the ancient Egyptian capital. The main city hosts the historical institutions including the Luxor Museum and the Mummification Museums, preserving artifacts, utensils and traditional rites highlighting the Egyptian lifestyle of the area. Ruins like the Medinet Habu mortuary temple, Ramesseum along with the Tombs of the Nobles including that of Tutankhamun highlight the opportunities of mini escapades in the area. Towards the central city, the market for tourism has boomed for old traditional souks to thrive and provide handy souvenirs. The Abbu Haggag mosque serves as the main religious center for the entire community in Luxor. Tourists can take a hot air balloon ride to experience Luxor's majestic ruins.