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Modern Luxor is divided into 2 parts by the Nile. The east bank is the heart of the city. That's where you'll find the big hotels, the museums, the train station, office buildings, large markets etc. The west bank, where we're staying, is much more laid back.

The same was true in the days of ancient Thebes. Palaces and temples were on the east bank and the necropolis was on the west - the side of the setting sun.

We took a fallucca ride (one-masted sailboat) on the river at sunset. This is looking east to the Temple of Luxor as the full moon rises above it.