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Isna Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 240 photos

Stop for a Lock!

When you are on one of the 5000 cruise ships that are jockeying for position on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, you will most likely make a stop in Esna. This was a delightful little town, with not nearly as much tourism dollars as the end points of your journey... but there are still some nice sites to see!

  • Last visit to Isna: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MommaCarroll's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2008 at 7:50 AM

    Very funny, son.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Still smiling about your "pun" about grain. Always a pleasure to read your tips.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 6:01 PM

    Thx for the warning tips;Greetz from Belgium

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2005 at 3:45 AM

    I've always wanted to cruise down the Nile. : )

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 5:51 AM

    Wow! I wouldn't walk anywhere near that construction team!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2005 at 6:29 AM

    Besides falling wheelbarrows, some bricks might slip out of a hoisted wheelbarrow, beaning unsuspecting pedestrians below.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    Very interesting tips on the Wedding Capital of Egypt (I didn't know). Haha, great to see old transportation in use.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 2:06 PM

    Falling wheelbarrels won't do tourism much good!....lol! Hope they finished that building:-) Great tips!!!

  • vdoortje's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 2:39 PM

    Esna sure is the forgotten town of Upper Egypt. After all the tourism sites in Luxor and Aswan, till place feels like a fresh breeze. We loved it, because we met the real Egypt there. Thanks!

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    Nice tips on Isna, I see you saw the city completely different than we did (once temple and back), I like your view !


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