Egypt - Nile Valley: Beni Suef to Qena (Chapter)
This is the Nile Valley: Beni Suef to Qena chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.
If you’re in a hurry to reach the treasures and pleasures of the south, it is easy to dismiss this first segment of Upper Egypt between Cairo and Luxor. But the less touristed parts of the country almost always repay the effort of a visit.
- admire lithe dancers, hunters and even wrestlers in the finely painted tombs at Beni Hasan
- visit the Coptic monastery of Deir al-Muharraq to see why Copts claim to be heirs to the ancient Egyptians
- marvel at one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt in Dendara’s magnificent Temple of Hathor
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Beni Suef, Gebel at-Teir & Frazer Tombs, Minya, Beni Hasan, Tell al-Amarna, Tombs of Mir, Deir al-Muharraq, Asyut, Sohag, Abydos and Qena.
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