Luxor is a famous tourist city in Upper Egypt. Its population is more than 500 000 people. In and around the town are situated the most important archaeological sites of Egypt. The abundance of monuments of ancient Egypt architecture attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Greeks called Luxor «stovratnymi Thebes.»
Luxor is divided into two unequal parts. «City Living» – a place where all the local hotels are located. A «City of the Dead» – which houses the famous Valley of the Kings and queens, funerary temples and the Luxor Museum of Antiquities. But in addition to tourists, Luxor has also attracted criminals and terrorists. On the road from Hurghada to Luxor clock travel many tourist buses, but few people know that in the same hour on this road hosted bandits.
From Hurghada to Luxor is run, total length of over 280 kilometers. On the road tour buses usually takes about 5 hours. But the most popular tourist route is also the most dangerous. At first glance on the road no potholes and pits, and the road surface is quite smooth.
But accidents happen tourist buses here almost every day. The main causes of accidents are considered Egyptian drivers who ignore traffic rules and not pay any attention to the road markings. But this is not the worst thing. The worst thing is that every night on the road hosted gangs of armed bandits. Night drivers try not to include lights, and it does not add to the security road.
In addition, coaches are under attack terrorists. For example, in 1997, on this road Islamists 62 German tourists were killed. Nevertheless, this fact does not cool the ardor of local drivers and tourists who want to get in on a tour of Luxor.