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"Elephantine Island - Nubian Villages" Top 5 Page for this destination Aswan Things to Do Tip by MM212

Aswan Things to Do: 333 reviews and 770 photos

  Shades of Blue in Koti
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  • Shades of Blue in Koti - Aswan
      Shades of Blue in Koti
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  • Siou seen from Aswan - Aswan
      Siou seen from Aswan
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  • stray sheep - Aswan
      stray sheep
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  • Path between Koti & Siou - Aswan
      Path between Koti & Siou
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  • Alley in Koti - Aswan
      Alley in Koti
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Two colourful Nubian villages, Koti to the south and Siou to the north, are located on Elephantine Island. Koti is closer to the archeological park of the ruins of Yebu, while Siou is adjacent to the enclosure of the Mövenpick Hotel. The villages are as distant as anything from modern civilisation and have conserved a very traditional way of life. Although some houses are of solid modern construction, most still seem to use mudbricks and barely have electricity. The façades of the houses are painted in the warmest of colours and are built along small unpaved alleys. A path linking the two villages cuts through farms and groves. A walk through the villages is well worth it for a closer look at the local rural lifestyle. Check out my travelogue for more photos of Koti and Siou.

Address: Elephantine Island - Koti and Siou

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2008
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