Egypt - Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel (Chapter)
This is the Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.
The Nile, south of Luxor, is lined with grand, well-preserved Graeco-Roman temples, its lush fields punctuated by palm-backed villages – it’s the ideal place to glide through on a Nile sailing boat.
- marvel at the perfectly carved walls of the most completely preserved temple in Egypt, at Edfu
- discover where the pharaohs found their building blocks to build ancient Thebes, at the quarries of Gebel Silsila
- sit on the terrace of Aswan’s Old Cataract Hotel and watch the feluccas sail by
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Southern Upper Egypt, Esna, Al-Kab & Kom Al-Ahmar, Edfu, Gebel Silsila, Kom Ombo, Aswan & around, Aswan Dam, Seheyl Island, Philae (Agilika Island), High Dam, Lower Nubia, Lake Nasser, Kalabsha, Beit Al-Wali &, Kertassi, Wadi As-Subua, Amada and Qasr Ibrim.
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