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A Peaceful natural spot on earth

If you are interested in communicating with Egyptians who are not so much hit by the civilisation and are still keeping most values and traditions then visit Qena.
Qena is located in Southern Egypt (we call it Upper Egypt here). It is a 1hour driving from luxor and 4 hours from Hurghada.
When there , dont expect so many monuments but be open for human beings.
This is not to say that they have nothing to see but rather they have so many but when there try to concentrate on people and place.
Dendara temple is a fascinating one that shows you how ancient Egyptians were concerned with entertainment and astrology.

Fastest developed city

Qena governorate was known to be the least developed governorate in Egypt.
If you were asked by your boss to move there then it was very clear that he is really pissed off and want to send you to hell.
Now, if asked the same thing then you are happy and blessed.
The city of Qena has started its infrastructure plans and activities some 5 years ago. This included so many quality service introduction and execution. The city and its governor have recieved so many international awards and recognitions from so many reputable international organizations such as UN and others. This appreciation is a result of hard work lead by a self belief and confidence. In other words, this 100 of kilometers far from the capital city have used its local brains along with its local resources to achieve projects implemented by its local workers. In conclusion, Qena city is made with proud by the people of Qena.
Open your eyes and heart and feel the sweat of the people who gave all what they possess for their own self development that starts by the environment they live in.
Cheers and have a rich experience.

How to get there?

Qena city and its related villages are easily reached by train, buses or planes.
Most tourists will move there by tourist buses because of security reasons.
If you r looking for a hotel then i would recommend that you sleep in luxor city where 100s of hotels are available at a variety of prices. When you wake up in luxor ask your hotel to arrange a car for you to reach Qena city. This is important cause your driver will have to get specific security clearance for you to go there individually if you are non Egyptian or Arab national.
Dont panic about this but it is a system that everyone follows to secure a beautiful visit for you and your beloved ones.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Natural, clean, peaceful, happy people, friendly and hospitality.
  • Cons:security procedures, some minor touristr hasslers
  • In a nutshell:Vist Qena cause it worth your visit
  • Last visit to Muhafazat Qina: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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