The Temple of Hatshepsut

Egypt is growing again in its popularity for visitors. Tourism is one of this African nation’s major economic driving forces and I had the pleasure of touring here for three weeks. This is perhaps one of my favorite countries to visit.

Temple of Hatshepsut 

One of the highlights of our trip was Luxor and the many ancient sites offered here for visitors.  You will need at least two days to truly capture what can be seen on the east and west banks of the Nile.  There are several ways of getting to this city including bus, car, or plane. We chose to fly the short journey from Cairo as we were to begin our Nile River cruise here. Of course, one can explore the many hotel offerings in Luxor on, but we were staying on board our ship for 4 nights.

One of the first ancient sites we visited in Luxor on the west bank of the Nile was the “The Temple of Hatshepsut.”  Situated under the cliffs of Deir el Bahri. Some of the photos of the past visit here.

Tomb of Hasp

Entrance to Tomb of Hatshepsut