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Best sightseeing to visit when you cruise the Nile

Are you a travelling lover and love to travel in historical countries? Egypt is one of those places that has a beautiful landscape filled with cultural nature. A place that is touched with exotic culture and heritage, ancient monuments, large deserts, and more places.

The Nile River is the longest river in the world that rises from the south and flows towards the north. This river is jam-packed with beautiful nature with historical places. If you visit the Nile River, you will be able to lock so many beautiful things in your eyes. Here we will give you some reasons why you should take Nile Cruises between Luxor & Aswan.

Karnak Temple:

Karnak is an ancient Egyptian temple located in Thebes (modern day Luxor) on the east bank of the Nile River in the valley. It covers an area of ??more than 100 hectares, which is larger than some ancient cities. The central sector of the site, which occupies the largest amount of space, is dedicated to the male god Amun, associated with Tus. The area around his main temple was known archaeologically as “Ipet-san” which means “the most selected of the sites.” Religious building and it was a place of pilgrimage for about 2,000 years.

Look up to the Royal Rulers

You may have some knowledge about Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt, or Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. But when you will see their monuments your knowledge will improve a lot. Standing in front of the fascinating collonaded temples and statues will enhance your knowledge. All these imperial monuments were created for showing honour towards them. Taking the Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan will lead you to see the royal rulers.

Philae Temple:

Phila in Greek or Pilak in ancient Egyptian, meaning ‘end’ marks the highest boundary of southern Egypt. It was started by Ptolemy II and was completed by the Roman emperors. The karaoke temple of trajan oil painting was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Huras. These three characters dominated ancient Egyptian culture and their stories contain all the drama of a Shakespearean tragedy.

Map of the Isis Temple in Philadelphia When the High Aswan Dam was built in the 1960s, the Philadelphia Temple was almost lost underwater. Fortunately, the temple was rescued through a joint operation by the Egyptian government and UNESCO. In an engineering feat to compete with the ancients, the whole island was surrounded by a dam and dried up inside. Each stone block of the temple complex was then legalized and later assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle on the high ground of Agilka Island. The whole project took ten years and saved one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt from certain destruction.

Colossi of Memnon:

The Colossi Memnon (also known as El-Kalsat or El-Salamat) is a statue of two monuments representing Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BC) of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. These are located west of the modern city of Luxor and face east on the Nile River. Sitting on a throne adorned with images of his mother, his wife, the goddess Happy and other iconic carvings in the statues, the king figures fly 60 feet (18 m) high and weigh 720 tons each; Both are carved from a single block of sandstone.

Luxor Temple

The Luxor temple is a vast ancient temple of Egypt. It is located on the east bank of the Nile River, that’s why the temple can be viewed from the Nile river. The temple was situated perhaps in 1400 BCE, and the Egyptian name of the temple is ‘Ipet Reset.’ There are two obelisks, a vast courtyard, so many statues, and shrines in the Luxor temple. You will be able to view this temple from the downtown Luxor too. It would be better if you visit there at sunset time.

Temple of Edfu

Temple of Edfu is a massive temple that is situated in the Edfu city. It was assembled in the Ptolemaic interval in the Carnival of Horus (the Falcon God). Falcon Gods used to be afraid of ancient Egyptians. They were scared because they don’t eat dead meat. There are so many things to see and many places to visit, such as halls and chambers. Special note engraved on the wall is the legends of the Nile River.

Study Hieroglyphics

The traditional writing system of Egypt is often cited as God-language. Hieroglyphics is a combined character of pictographic, logographic, symbolic and other graphics and there are probably 1000 characters or maybe even more characters. If you are mesmerized by hieroglyphics, then you should visit this region. Nile Cruise will give you a chance to see the world’s best-cherished language example. In the Valley of the Kings and Abydos, you will find various paintings of these languages. Do not forget to take pictures of these mesmerizing paintings.

A Tranquil Way to Travel

No doubt that there are so many things to see and do on the Nile cruise. You can go for an outing on the cities of Amarna and Aswan. All this memory will always store in your mind. It will be so peaceful to be on a luxurious cruise ship; it will make your travel in Egypt a lot easier and more beautiful. You can enjoy the cool breeze from the river, to enjoy it more you can read a book. You can watch the farmers how they plant their harvest. Their traditional way of harvesting will make you feel thrilled. In a word, travelling in a traditional and historical country can make you feel the best.

Unforgettable adventure of Nile Cruise

A new experience of something is always unforgettable, but experiencing adventures in the best historical place worldwide is a lifetime memory. By taking a Nile Cruise, you will not be able to see and admire iconic sights and incredible places; you will be able to store a vast image of Egypt’s beauty. Once you embark on a Nile Cruise, there is no chance to forget a single step that you made in Egypt.  

Final Thought

There are endless reasons why you should take Nile Cruises Luxor Aswan. Visit there once in your life, if possible. You will never regret visiting the Nile river and invest some money in this tour. I hope this review helps you choose your next travel destination on the Nile River, Egypt.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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