This unique book (revised 2017) is a distillation of everything I love about Luxor, why I had to move here and why I have never got tired of visiting the sites. So much more than a guide book, every site in Luxor described, suggest itineraries, advice and lots more. How to enjoy the sites, avoid the crowds and get off the beaten track.
Hidden Luxor is primarily aimed at people who are visiting Luxor for the second time. They will have done the normal tourist trail: Valley of the Kings, Queens, Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor temple, and now want to know what else there is to see.
The aim of this book is to tempt you back to those places, to remind you what you saw (or give a description for the first time visitor), to the places and sites you didn’t see and to other new places, to see the Hidden Luxor. There are 24 ticketed sites in Luxor and this book will help you decide which ones YOU want to visit, study and see. You shouldn’t think that the West Bank consists of just three sites and that you can speed round and see it all in a day. If you were to see every site properly, you would need at least an estimated seven full days; so this book will help you plan your time effectively.
The 2nd edition is updated with the new sites that have opened since 2011 like the Roman temple of Deir el Shelwit and the many new tombs, including those at Qurnet Murrai. However the major addition is the result of Jane’s increasing lack of mobility, tips for the disabled. She has visited all the sites on her mobility scooter and gives the mobility impaired visitor an insight what is possible and what is not. The foreword by Paralympian Dan Highcock says “….2nd edition is absolutely fantastic in my eyes…….. it makes me want to book some flights to Egypt right now!”. There is even a section on tips for the visually impaired.
If you are the sort of person who wants a bit more out of a holiday than a guide shouting “20 minutes and back on the bus” then Hidden Luxor is definitely for you.
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“Quite possibly the most animated and lively verbal tour through a very ancient city. The author dispenses with arid commentary. She makes the reader feel as though they are actually present as she describes each site. It made me feel as though I was being let in on something very special. It’s a very friendly guide book to a fascinating subject. I’ve already read more than once.”
“I’ve visited Luxor, several times. I have been to many of the sites listed in this book, several times. I have seen very little of the hidden gems discussed in this book, simply because I didn’t know they existed. When visiting Luxor, it’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the tour guides, who show you a mere snapshot of the sites they take you to. Certainly your first visit needs to be with a tour guide, where you can learn the history of each site, but for me, my subsequent visits consisted of seeing the same things over and over, even when visiting alone. My next trip to Luxor is coming up, and, co-incidentally will be with a friend who is wheelchair bound, so the book will be invaluable in finding access to sites, and as important, knowing which ones will be off limits.
There are still some places I haven’t yet ventured to in Luxor, as an example, the Luxor Museum, yet since reading this book, I feel like I know the place intimately. Jane’s descriptions are vivid and bring Luxor to life in your imagination. Pick up the book, read it, then plan your next trip so you too can enjoy the sites first hand, you will never regret it.”