The upper Nile river valley between Abydos and Abu Simbel has been inhabited for at least 6000 years. It draws a large number of tourists due to the abundance of historical sights and its impressive monuments and temples. Luxor is the major tourist centre of the area and can be used as a basis to explore the entire region. Luxor itself has a large number of temple and archaeological sites. Further north lie the temples of Dendera and Abydos, which can be visited as a day trip from Luxor. Further south lie Assuan and Abu Simbel, which also offer impressive sights. Many tourists opt for a cruise on the Nile river, either on a cruise boat or with a felucca.

Temple of Seti in Abydos photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Temple of Seti in Abydos
Temple of Hathor in Dendera photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Temple of Hathor in Dendera
Luxor photo gallery  - 154 pictures of Luxor
Temple of Hatshepsut photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Temple of Hatshepsut
23 photos of the 19th dynasty temple of Seti in Abydos, with its very well preserved bas-reliefs
13 photos of the temple of Hathor in Dendera, which was built in the first century BC
154 photos of the tombs of the valley of the Kings, the temple of Hatshepsut, the Nile river, the Luxor and Karnak temples
28 photos of the temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el-Bahri.
Nile Valley photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Nile Valley
Temple of Horus in Edfu photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Temple of Horus in Edfu
Temple of Kom Ombo photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Temple of Kom Ombo
Aswan photo gallery  - 104 pictures of Aswan
Temple of Philae photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Temple of Philae
6 photos of the Nile valley between Luxor and Aswan
22 photos of the temple of the falcon headed god Horus in Edfu
13 photos of the temple dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek in Kom Ombo
104 photos of the town of Aswan, the Nile river, the High Dam, the Nubian Museum and more.
18 photos of the temple of Isis on Philae island near Assuan
Abu Simbel photo gallery  - 72 pictures of Abu Simbel
72 photos of the temples of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt
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