My favourite place: Luxor, Egypt

In the latest instalment of our historical holidays series, Joann Fletcher reveals why tourists have been dazzled by Luxor’s unique charms for millennia

One of the statues of Ramesses II at Luxor temple, which is "a wonderful place to spend a few hours". (Getty) 

This article was first published in the December 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Few countries have attracted tourists for longer than Egypt. Visitors were admiring its already ancient monuments as early as the second millennium BC.

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