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Highest point on the West Bank of Aswan, which is why it has an incredible view of the nile! You can walk up here from the tombs of the nobles, or take a camel. There’s nothing up here, but the view is definitely worth it....More
Caught a public ferry over to Aswan's West Bank to visit the ancient Noble tombs of Qubbet El-Hawa. Entry fee is now 60LE, and guides accompany you around the tombs (for tips). There were 3 tombs open when we visited with some fantastic hieroglyphics. The...More
After checking into our guesthouse just a few minutes away we immediately began exploring the tombs. The views of Aswan are spectacular and can't be beat. You can also meander around in the desert a bit. We liked it so much we visited a second...More
We spent probably 4 or 5 hours over the course of two days wandering around the tombs. The view of the Nile and the desert are breath-taking. Exploring all the tombs was so much fun, and we could hear many bats chattering among themselves. We...More
Nowadays you have to buy a ticket to visit the small dome at the top of the hill (Qubbet el-Hawa) even if you don't want to visit the Thombs. The guards of the Thombs are very unfriendly, so after visiting one thomb we said goodbye...More
These are the tombs of some of the most powerful non-royal people of the Egyptian Old Kingdom, some of which contain beautiful decorations. Go early, as it is a fairly hard walk up the hillside to get to the tombs.
We were disappointed to find only two tombs open the day we went, usually there are six. Some are still retaining their bright colors. Note it is a steep climb to the top and from the boat ramp there are quarries two km north, where...More