Muhafazat Qina Travel Guide

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Luxor

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Al Karnak

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Thebes

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Abydos

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Necropolis of Thebes

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Al Karnak

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Isna

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Qina

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Al `Asasif

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Luxor

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  • Valley of the Kings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    In the west bank of the river (following religious believes, tombs were allways built in the west bank) a common arid valley between two hills is being dug meter by meter, because it was the location of the pharaohs tombs. So far (they keep digging) more than 50 tombs have been discovered and explored, but only a few are opened to the public,...

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  • Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Luxor Hotels

    We had a fabulous time! We were pampered from top to bottom. I am feeling very relaxed. Excellent...

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  • Trains

    Luxor Transportation

    Though the train is very good, almost runs on time, but the food and service part is worst for a tourist train like this and the fare. The attendant will listen to our request but always ask for a tip in USD or in Egyptian Pound as he knows that the passengers are in First Class. What they can do is like in Indian Rajdhani Express, they can attach...

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Al Karnak

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  • Sixth Pylon

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    The smallest Pylon in the Temple of Amun, numbered Sixth by archaeologists, was constructed by Thutmosis III, after the Fourth and Fifth Pylons were built. Thutmosis III also raised two 7 metre columns (still standing today) which represent the unity of Upper and Lower Egypt. Statues of the god Amun and his female counterpart Amunet are still...

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  • Temple of Karnak

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    With a front wall big enough to defy logic, the Temple of Karnak is in better condition than many sites in Egypt. Again, this site is easily accessed from the waterfront if you are doing a Nile cruise.

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  • Karnak Temple

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    The temple complex at Karnak is HUGE and vastly more interesting than the one at Luxor.Well worth a visit,They also do a sound and light show at night

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Thebes

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  • LUXOR TOUTS : EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE!

    Thebes Warnings and Dangers

    I can honestly say that people from Luxor are extremely dogged and aggressive in their touting approaches. 1) GETTING OFF THE ABELA ( EL WATANIA ) SLEEPING TRAIN AT LUXOR STATION IN THE MORNING ( 5:00 - 6:00 AM )Even at this time, the minute the door opened, a group of touts swarmed the entrances and some of them started vigorously scrambling to...

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  • Ferry across the Nile.

    Thebes Transportation

    It is perfectly possible and easy to take the local ferry across the Nile from Luxor to the West bank.Use the map in your guidebook, and don't listen to any of the touts trying to tell you where the ferry is as they will undoubtedly take you to a private boat and charge you far more than the 1LE the trip should cost on the public ferry.

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  • The Colossi of Memnon

    Thebes Things to Do

    These twin statues, which represent the Pharoah Amenhotep III, have stood at what is now the entrance to the Theban Necropolis since approximately 1350BC, and are around 60ft tall. They originally stood guard over Amenhotep's mortuary temple.In 27 BC an earthquake damaged one of the statues, and it's remains were said to 'sing' at dawn, which is...

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Abydos

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  • A TEMPLE THAT YOU MUST VISIT BEFORE YOU...

    Abydos Things to Do

    I am surprised that Seti I's temple in Abydos does not warrant any more visitors or rave reviews. I found the temple to be HIGHLY FASCINATING ( if not, one of the best ) in the entire Luxor area. It's small, quiet, but EXTREMELY fascinating as in " Indiana Jones-esque ". We traveled with our own, private Egyptologist guide, so he was able to give...

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  • From Luxor to Abydos

    Abydos Transportation

    The first time I went to Abydos was with "the convoy", a whole line of cars, busses and military. Two hours to get a very quick glance at the temple and off to Dendera. Costs: 50 euro (+ entrance, food, etc.). The second time I decided to take the train from Luxor to Balyana (1st class = 3 euro) and then a taxi to Abydos (1 euro). The "tourists"...

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  • Seti I temple

    Abydos Things to Do

    We went from Luxor with the convoy to Abydos. It took about three hours to get there. So the trip was not long. Abydos lies about 145 km north from Luxor.At Abydos we had 2 hours time to visit the temple. That is not even nearly enough time to visit this temple. It is large with all the seven chapels and much more. And behind the temple you find...

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Necropolis of Thebes

  • Gurna and other local villages...

    Necropolis of Thebes Favorites

    Over the centuries, several small local villages with pastel coloured houses developed all over the Necropolis of Thebes. Many of these village were built on top of tombs and may have used building materials from ancient structures. Some believe that, prior to the discovery of the tombs by archeologists in the last 200 years, these villagers...

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  • Travelling around the Necropolis of...

    Necropolis of Thebes Transportation

    If you are travelling with a large tourist group, then you'll have nothing to worry about. Your group will likely travel by bus around the area, but you'll be one of those unfortunate ones who are stuck with little freedom of decision making! For independent travellers, arranging for private transportation is the only way to visit the tombs and...

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  • Madinet Habu - Migdol Gate

    Necropolis of Thebes Things to Do

    Named after a Syrian fortress, the Migdol Gate was built by Ramses III after his victories in Syria. The monumental gate is architecturally unique in Egypt as it was modelled after gates more commonly built in Syria. Two statues of the warrior goddess, Sekhmet, with the head of a lioness, flank the gate. The structure itself is elaborately...

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Al Karnak

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  • Sixth Pylon

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    The smallest Pylon in the Temple of Amun, numbered Sixth by archaeologists, was constructed by Thutmosis III, after the Fourth and Fifth Pylons were built. Thutmosis III also raised two 7 metre columns (still standing today) which represent the unity of Upper and Lower Egypt. Statues of the god Amun and his female counterpart Amunet are still...

    more
  • Temple of Karnak

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    With a front wall big enough to defy logic, the Temple of Karnak is in better condition than many sites in Egypt. Again, this site is easily accessed from the waterfront if you are doing a Nile cruise.

    more
  • Karnak Temple

    Al Karnak Things to Do

    The temple complex at Karnak is HUGE and vastly more interesting than the one at Luxor.Well worth a visit,They also do a sound and light show at night

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Isna

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  • Esna Lock Gate-II

    Isna Things to Do

    Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. Navigation, particularly, Nile cruisers ferrying tourists from Luxor to Aswan 155 km further upstream, can be held up for hours while vessels negotiate their way through the lock system.The two main points of...

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  • Esna Lock Gate

    Isna Things to Do

    Our Cruise ship crossed Esna ( Isna) Lock gate before dawn. It started at around 4.00 AM and continued till 5.00 AM . We were the second ship to cross the gate, so besides ours we also watched the ship before us to cross.We were told the night before that we shall be crossing the Esna Lock gate around four in the morning, so we all got up grabbed...

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  • Sunrise over the Nile near Isna

    Isna Favorites

    Even if there wouldn’t any sights on its banks, and I wouldn’t see Pyramids and Temples, the cruise over the Nile would have a great sense for me. It is difficult to express the feeling covering you when, being on an upper deck, you understand, that the Great and Powerful Nile stretches in front of you. This feeling was one of the strongest among...

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Qina

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  • On the way to the Valley of the Nile

    Qina Transportation

    The road between Qena (Qina) towards the Red Sea is a major traffic route between Upper Egypt and the Red Sea.Having overcome about 100 kilometers of mountains between Safaga and Qena, we have appeared in the valley of the Nile. The landscape has sharply changed. There were grass and palm trees around the road. The presence of green life has...

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  • Qina - Mosque

    Qina Transportation

    The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage. There is a huge modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi in the main square which attests to his importance. We have been told that it is the greatest Mosque in...

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  • Qena (Qina)

    Qina Transportation

    Tourists traveling between the Red Sea and Luxor will assuredly pass through this City. The busy provincial capital of Qena, the ancient Cainepolis, lies on the east bank of the Nile, a mile or so from the river. The town itself has no features of tourist interest, but it is the nearest place to the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. The city also has a...

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Al `Asasif

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  • saraheg77's Profile Photo

    by saraheg77 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When you're visiting the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, be sure to explore the whole site. Even though this temple is not the original structure and had to be mostly rebuilt, due to how damaged it was, it was very interesting. I enjoyed the paintings that were in the little chambers on the lower level, to the right of the main temple. This painting shows a god sitting on the right side and all the offerings made to the god on the left.

    Painting in Hatshepsut's Temple
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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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