Muhafazat Aswan Travel Guide

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Aswan

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Temple of Abu Simbel

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Philae

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Temple of Horus

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Idfu

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Kawm Umbu

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Kalabishah

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Al Kab

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Jazirat Aswan

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Aswan

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  • Philae Temple

    Aswan Things to Do

    The construction of the dam raised the waters, covering, amidst other things, the temple of Philae. Tourism was already the top business in Egypt, and the decision to preserve it was easy - an artificial island was built, and the temple dismounted and rebuilt on it. Now, a boat is need to visit it, in a short and pleasant trip.Read carefully when...

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  • Sofitel Old Cataract

    Aswan Hotels

    The world famous Old Cataract Hotel, built in 1899, sits high above the Nile surrounded by gardens...

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  • Philae Temple II

    Aswan Things to Do

    Nature and history mixed in amazing way in that spot , photos in the way to the temple in the middle of Nile river

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Temple of Abu Simbel

  • Water, Soda, Drinks and food

    Temple of Abu Simbel Tourist Traps

    If you're planning not to spend a lot of money on food and drinks when traveling to Abu Simbel, bring some bottles of water or sodas. I bought a small bottle of water that costs 6 times more expensive than it's regular cost in a store in Aswan. The food also are expensive, so when your hotel provides you with a boxed breakfast -- take it with you....

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  • Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort

    Temple of Abu Simbel Hotels

    Abu Simbel Touristic Village, Abu Simbel, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Random pics of Abu Simbel

    Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do

    It will be a waste if I don't put-up those pictures I took during my visit to Abu Simbel so am posting it here.And by the way, there are a couple of restaurants few meters from the road leading to the entrance of the temples. And also, there are lots of souvernir shops in case you are interested to buy some stuff, and yeah, like every popular sites...

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Philae

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  • Other Structures in Philae

    Philae Things to Do

    There are several other structures around Philae Temple. South (I think) of the island, you can still see the metal pylons protruding from the lake where the original location of the Philae Temple is prior to relocation. (See pic)

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  • Antechambers inside the Temple of Isis

    Philae Things to Do

    The chambers inside the temple of Isis is illuminated by dark yellow lightings so you will see the carvings on the walls. Creepy when I was there because I was the only one inside, in fact, there were only 1 group of tourists of about 4 people with their guide in the island, and the guard, and I think 2 military officers, who are all outside of the...

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  • The Temple of Isis

    Philae Things to Do

    When you enter the second pylon, there is a small open court, which is part of a hypostyle hall -- huge columns.The court at one time had a colonnade on its east and west sides, but today contains only ten columns. The little court was separated from the vestibule beyond it by screen walls uniting four columns, behind which four other columns...

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Temple of Horus

  • Reliefs of the outer Temple - 2.

    Temple of Horus Things to Do

    In this relief you can see the Pharaoh wearing the crown of both Upper and Lower Egypt. He is being attended to by two concubines. Each concubine is wearing a crown, one the crown of Upper Egypt while the other wears the crown of Lower Egypt.I was fascinated by the detail, especially the geese that are worn as a head dress as well as tight...

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  • The Falcon God Horus

    Temple of Horus Things to Do

    Wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, this magnificent granite statue of the Falcon God Horus is located just outside the first hypostyle Hall.The myth is that Osrisis was a King who is best known for teaching the Egyptians how to live and more importantly, how to grow corn. In fact, he is said to have told all Egyptians to worship corn....

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  • Reliefs of the outer Temple.

    Temple of Horus Things to Do

    Anne and I were very impressed with Edfu Temple which is home to the most beautiful “reliefs” and hieroglyphics depicting daily life. These hieroglyphics are carved into masonry that appears as though it could have been laid only a few years ago!In this relief you can see mythological scenes of Horus, the Falcon Headed God, fighting a hippopotamus...

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Idfu

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  • Tourist Time

    Idfu Local Customs

    Several boats approach the harbour, and the struggle begins: hundreds of horse-drawn carriages flock to the adjacent streets, and, in a tremendous confusion, each guide dispatches his clients to the mandatory destination - Horus temple. No words can describe, the momentous confusion, but in a few minutes everybody is gone. The return is much more...

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  • Horus Temple

    Idfu Things to Do

    Started in the 3rd century BC, this is referred as the greatest and the best preserved temple in Egypt. Be prepared for long explanations by the guides, since the details are, here, easier to see and to understand (and the cooler inside helps a lot). After the hustle of the short trip to the monument, it's nice to see carefully what, in the other...

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  • Idfu/Edfu Temple

    Idfu Things to Do

    Taking a river cruise along the Nile, you will most definitely stop at Idfu and visit the Temple of Horace. In all the temples that I visited in Egypt, this one definitely has some of the most impressive engravings and statues. Peruse through others tips and photos. I will not bother posting my entire photo album here...It is south of Luxor and...

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Kawm Umbu

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  • Jitney Service from Aswan

    Kawm Umbu Transportation

    Minivans parked at the jitney service stop in Aswan depart regularly toward all destinations between Aswan and Luxor. Prices are very cheap. If in transit to Luxor with luggage, be prepared to have your stuff hoisted aggressively atop and strapped down. There is no room for luggage inside the seating compartment, except for your daypack or purse on...

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  • Museum and useful links

    Kawm Umbu Favorites

    Open hours 9.00 – 21.00.Entrance fee 25LE ($5).Video and photo are allowed.Second pic - Map of the Temple.Third pic - The Temple in the beginning of the XXth century (old photo).Forth pic - The Temple in Kom Ombo - David Roberts drawing (1839)Useful links:From touregypt.com here.From Mark Andrews here.From Wikipedia here.

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  • Overfilled with excursions

    Kawm Umbu Nightlife

    When Nubian performance came to its end the tourists went on their own performance with dancing, singing and making joy until forces left us…You may see our dancing at the cruise boat on my 1 min 43 sec Cruise Boat Dancing VIDEO clip

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Kalabishah

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  • The Temple of Mandulis

    Kalabishah Things to Do

    The Temple of Mandulis, also referred to as the Temple of Kalabsha, is the main temple in New Kalabsha. It is dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis, the god associated with Horus, and was built at the end of the first century BC during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus. In the 1960s, the temple was moved from its original site, Kalabsha,...

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  • Temple of Beit Wali

    Kalabishah Things to Do

    The oldest structure in Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit Wali dates from the time of Ramses II in the 13th century BC (it predates Gerf Hussein by a few years) and is dedicated to the god Amun. This small temple is mostly cut through the cliffs and contains the most beautiful wall decorations with original colours in a remarkably well-preserved state....

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  • Temple of Gerf Hussein

    Kalabishah Things to Do

    Known as Per Ptah (House of Ptah) in Ancient Egypt, the Temple of Gerf Hussein was built during the reign Pharaoh Ramses II (13th century BC). Like other temples in Kalabsha, Gerf Hussein was moved from an area now submerged by Lake Nasser further south. For a while, the stones of the temple lay unassembled at its new location, but only recently...

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  • Learn about Hathor

    Ad Dayr al Bahri Things to Do

    The main god visible here is Hathor, the cow or cow-headed goddess. Sometimes she is a human with cows ears. If she is depicted as a human then her head-dress will have horns.She is the goddess of fun, love, music, dance, drunkenness, and childbirth, often shown as a cow suckling the pharaoh. Her attributes have changed many times throughout the...

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  • Understand the structure of the temple

    Ad Dayr al Bahri Things to Do

    The is built into the base of the cliff. The cliff itself is surmounted with a natural pyramid-shaped peak- perhaps this is why the site for this temple and the tombs within the valley were chosen,A causeway leads to a ramp, at the foot of which are statues of the Horus falcon, This ramp leads up to a terrace with osirid-form statues.Unfortunately...

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  • Temple of Hatshepsut

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    The temple is an impressive construction since it was carved out of the rock. However, up close there is less to see than at most of the sites. The third tier was only opened to the public last year so if you go now you'll be one of the first to see it.

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