Muhafazat Aswan Travel Guide

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Aswan

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Temple of Abu Simbel

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Temple of Horus

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Philae

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Idfu

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Idfu

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Kawm Umbu

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Jazirat Aswan

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Al Kab

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Aswan

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  • THE ASWAN HIGH DAM

    Aswan Things to Do

    The original Aswan Low Dam was built to try and regulate the annual flooding across Egypt and generate electricity. The more famous High Dam, the focus of this tip, was built between 1960-1970 and is vastly larger. In fact, its just vast. Here are a few amazing facts:• It is 12,562 feet/2.34 miles (3,830 metres) long and 364 feet (111 metres) high•...

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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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  • Unfinished obelisk

    Aswan Things to Do

    Erecting the obelisks should have been a hell of a job. If we remember that most of them were cut in Aswan, and carried down the Nile, the work turns Cyclopean. The cutting of the Unfinished Obelisk in the Northern Quarry of Aswan, stopped when a crack appeared, as it was being extracted from the rock. It would have weighed over one thousand tons,...

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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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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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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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Idfu

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  • banks of the nile

    Idfu Off The Beaten Path

    Leaving Luxor and approaching Edfu, small settlements on the banks of the Nile are constantly in view, highlighting a lifestyle that hasn't changed in centuries.

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  • Guards

    Idfu Things to Do

    A thankless task, watching the ruins, especially in the heat of the day. These guys wisely found themselves a relatively shady spot - and a little baksheesh is required for a photograph or two :)

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  • Falcons

    Idfu Things to Do

    At the main entrance of the Pylon into the Temple and the Court of Offerings are two statues of falcons/Horus. Only one remains upright, the other lying on the ground.

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Ad Dayr al Bahri

  • 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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Idfu

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  • banks of the nile

    Idfu Off The Beaten Path

    Leaving Luxor and approaching Edfu, small settlements on the banks of the Nile are constantly in view, highlighting a lifestyle that hasn't changed in centuries.

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  • Guards

    Idfu Things to Do

    A thankless task, watching the ruins, especially in the heat of the day. These guys wisely found themselves a relatively shady spot - and a little baksheesh is required for a photograph or two :)

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  • Falcons

    Idfu Things to Do

    At the main entrance of the Pylon into the Temple and the Court of Offerings are two statues of falcons/Horus. Only one remains upright, the other lying on the ground.

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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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