Main entrance of the Luxor Tourist Office which is located close to the Luxor Train Station

Main entrance of the Luxor Tourist Office which is located close to the Luxor Train Station

Dry rose petals and some other stuff on sale in a small stall, close to the Karnak Temple

Dry rose petals and some other stuff on sale in a small stall, close to the Karnak Temple

Whole display was neatly arranged and a seller was sitting next to it

Whole display was neatly arranged and a seller was sitting next to it

This structure was located at a small roundabout where Mabad al-Karnak road meets al-Mathan road

This structure was located at a small roundabout where Mabad al-Karnak road meets al-Mathan road

Replicas of ancient jars was created to enhance the beauty of that roundabout

Replicas of ancient jars was created to enhance the beauty of that roundabout

Upper section of the small tower, which stands in the middle of the two roads

Upper section of the small tower, which stands in the middle of the two roads

This tower like structure is surrounded by four jars

This tower like structure is surrounded by four jars

A small mosque next to the roundabout where tower stands

A small mosque next to the roundabout where tower stands

This is Ahmad Najam Mosque which is located close to the Luxor Temple - it's main dome is based on the Mamluk architecture style

This is Ahmad Najam Mosque which is located close to the Luxor Temple - it's main dome is based on the Mamluk architecture style

There is a large open square, opposite the Luxor Temple and it is filled with shops and restaurants

There is a large open square, opposite the Luxor Temple and it is filled with shops and restaurants

Mabad al-Karnak road passes here and most of the times owners of the local horse driven carriages wait here for the tourists

Mabad al-Karnak road passes here and most of the times owners of the local horse driven carriages wait here for the tourists

An un-finished building on the road, opposite the River Nile

An un-finished building on the road, opposite the River Nile

Kornish al-Nile has beautiful green trees which offer much needed shade for the visitors

Kornish al-Nile has beautiful green trees which offer much needed shade for the visitors

A tall apartment building on the Kornish al-Nile

A tall apartment building on the Kornish al-Nile

In the middle of this photo, a truck is jetting out white smoke - I was told that this method is used to control mosquitoes in the evening

In the middle of this photo, a truck is jetting out white smoke - I was told that this method is used to control mosquitoes in the evening

A view of the Luxor Harbour from inside of a boat

A view of the Luxor Harbour from inside of a boat

Here crew of the balloon trip is seen sitting after the succefull trip on the other side of the Nile

Here crew of the balloon trip is seen sitting after the succefull trip on the other side of the Nile

A local ferry is crossing the passengers to the eastern side of the Nile

A local ferry is crossing the passengers to the eastern side of the Nile

After few minutes, I saw that ferry anchored at the harbour

After few minutes, I saw that ferry anchored at the harbour

In Luxor, lots of luxury hotels have been built on the banks of the River Nile, this is one of them

In Luxor, lots of luxury hotels have been built on the banks of the River Nile, this is one of them

Standing at the rear of my room and looking out to the River Nile

Standing at the rear of my room and looking out to the River Nile

This beautiful view of the garden and Nile was just simply breathtaking

This beautiful view of the garden and Nile was just simply breathtaking

Sun lounge chairs at the back of the room - on the opposite side of this was the western bank of the River Nile

Sun lounge chairs at the back of the room - on the opposite side of this was the western bank of the River Nile

I couldn't resist the temptation of to get photographed

I couldn't resist the temptation of to get photographed

Looking at the other rooms on the ground level, which had similar areas for sun lounges

Looking at the other rooms on the ground level, which had similar areas for sun lounges

Green trees line on both sides of the Cairo-Aswan Road - I took this road to visit the western bank of the Nile in a car

Green trees line on both sides of the Cairo-Aswan Road - I took this road to visit the western bank of the Nile in a car

This chimney belongs to a bricks making factory

This chimney belongs to a bricks making factory

This appears to be a small mosque beside the road

This appears to be a small mosque beside the road

This bridge is called the Luxor Bridge, it was constructed to connect the eastern and western banks of the Nile

This bridge is called the Luxor Bridge, it was constructed to connect the eastern and western banks of the Nile

Luxor Brige is about 9 kilometers from the Lxuor city centre

Luxor Brige is about 9 kilometers from the Lxuor city centre

A sign beside the bridge showing direction to Aswan and Luxor

A sign beside the bridge showing direction to Aswan and Luxor

The western bank of the Nile can be reached easily by a boat but I hire a taxi driver to show me the sites on the western bank of the river

The western bank of the Nile can be reached easily by a boat but I hire a taxi driver to show me the sites on the western bank of the river

A structure built over the main road

A structure built over the main road

Here a guy is seen bringing green fodder on a cart - in the background, a soldier is seen sitting inside a watchtower

Here a guy is seen bringing green fodder on a cart - in the background, a soldier is seen sitting inside a watchtower

After crossing the bridge, on my way to the Valley of the Kings

After crossing the bridge, on my way to the Valley of the Kings

There was no signal and traffic police and local farmers were crossing the road at their will

There was no signal and traffic police and local farmers were crossing the road at their will

A fountain on a small roundabout

A fountain on a small roundabout

A tractor and it's load of two trolleys

A tractor and it's load of two trolleys

These two boys on donkeys came to landing site of the balloon on the western bank of the Nile

These two boys on donkeys came to landing site of the balloon on the western bank of the Nile

An old man on a bicycle passes in front of the Medinet Habu Temple

An old man on a bicycle passes in front of the Medinet Habu Temple

A driver is preparing his carriage in front of the Luxor Temple Square

A driver is preparing his carriage in front of the Luxor Temple Square

View of the square, opposite the Luxor Temple

View of the square, opposite the Luxor Temple

A sign for am American fast foof chain - in the background the minaret of the Ahmad Najam Mosque can be seen

A sign for am American fast foof chain - in the background the minaret of the Ahmad Najam Mosque can be seen

A small mosque over the ruins of the Luxor Temple

A small mosque over the ruins of the Luxor Temple

A street scene in the middle of the Luxor City

A street scene in the middle of the Luxor City

Photo of a church in Luxor

Photo of a church in Luxor

Here, two workers are seen loading a truck

Here, two workers are seen loading a truck

Luxor Presbyterian Church is seen here to the left - to the right two minarets of a Coptic Church are also visible

Luxor Presbyterian Church is seen here to the left - to the right two minarets of a Coptic Church are also visible

A building in the city centre area of Luxor

A building in the city centre area of Luxor

This pizza place is called Roti, I tried this for dinner and food was delicious

This pizza place is called Roti, I tried this for dinner and food was delicious