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

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This is the Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.

The Nile south of Luxor is increasingly hemmed in by the Eastern Desert, its banks lined with grand, well-preserved Graeco-Roman temples at Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo, and its lush fields punctuated by palm-backed villages – it’s the ideal place to sail through on a Nile boat.

  • take a boat out to the marvellous Temple of Isis at Philae
  • maps
  • sense the vanity of Ramses II in the awe-inspiring Great Temple of Abu Simbel
  • transport
  • see the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo in the morning light
  • 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), Aswan High Dam, Lower Nubia & Lake Nasser, Lake Nasser, Kalabsha, Beit al-Wali & Kertassi, Wadi as-Subua, Amada, Qasr Ibrim and Abu Simbel.

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