Temple of LuxorApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

The Temple of Luxor was the location of the most important festival in Thebes, the festival of Opet. The festival included a ritual that made the King a god and was the backbone of the Pharoah's government. This was how someone not of royal blood could become the ruler of Egypt.

Also visit the Mosque of Abu'l Haggag, which is located in the northeast corner of the Court of Ramesses in the Temple of Luxor. The Sufi sheik spent the last fifty of his ninety years in Luxor. Though Abu'l Haggag died in 1243, the mosque is only 19th century.

Courtesy of Egypt Tourism Board