"Isna or Esna Int It" Top 5 Page for this destination Isna by stevezero
Isna Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 238 photos
Esna is located about fifty kilometers south of Luxor.
We visited it as part of our Nile Cruise.
It is now a modern town, but it as an ancient heart. Thre present town is built around the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the god Khnum.
Under the Greeks and Romans, the town became the capital of the Third Nome of Upper Egypt. Besides Khnum, the temple was dedicated to several other deities, the most prominent of whom were Neith and Heka. This was the ram god that was worshipped throughout this area and who fashioned mankind from mud of the Nile on his potter's wheel.
- Pros:Historical, mythical
- Cons:Bit noisy
- In a nutshell:Full of ancient history
What better way to arrive in Esna than by boat. Boats of vaying luxury ply the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, offering... more travel advice
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