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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Kawm Umbu

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Idfu

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Aswan

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  • Nubian Dinner & Show

    Aswan Things to Do

    Oh this was such fun. It was a total surprise that we were going here. Carole, our tour leader had taken a poll to see how many of us wanted to go to a traditional Nubian Dinner and Show. Well of course we all said yes. She called someone and asked if there was a chance we could come for the traditional dinner. Hooray we an go! We grab a ride to...

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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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  • Nubian Dinner and a Show

    Aswan Things to Do

    Oh this was such fun. It was a total surprise that we were going here. Carole, our tour leader had taken a poll to see how many of us wanted to go to a traditional Nubian Dinner and Show. Well of course we all said yes. She called someone and asked if there was a chance we could come for the traditional dinner. Hooray we an go!We grab a ride to the...

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Temple of Abu Simbel

  • Misc. Hathor Temple Images

    Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do

    Hathor Temple is smaller than Abu Simbel, but no less photogenic. Check out these shots. The VT system just doesn't do justice to my photos! These were painstakingly scanned from original positives taken in the late 90's and the images on my DVD look as good as the original positive!

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  • Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort

    Temple of Abu Simbel Hotels

    Abu Simbel Touristic Village, Abu Simbel, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • 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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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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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 General

    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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Idfu

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  • Horus Temple

    Idfu Things to Do

    Started in the 3rd century BC, this is referred in the guides 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,...

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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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  • 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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