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Egypt - Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel (Chapter)

11th Edition Jul 2012

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
  • maps
  • discover where the pharaohs found their building blocks to build ancient Thebes, at the quarries of Gebel Silsila
  • transport
  • 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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