Monday, July 11, 2016

Some of the Historic Sights On A Nile Cruise

While a Nile cruise is pretty exotic by itself, your senses will come away nourished by the rich history that surrounds this river. There are several sights of great historical significance that you can see when you take this cruise.

Valley of the Kings is one such place that will come up almost at the start of the cruise. More than 700 royal burial chambers can be found on the hillside. This is the final resting place of the Pharaohs. The East Valley and the West Valley make up the Valley of Kings and normally, a ticket gets you to visit three tombs.

The Temple at Edfu is dedicated to Horus, the god with the head of falcon. The Temple dates back to the 3rd century when it saw the commencement of construction. It is one of the best maintained temple and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak.

The Karnak Temple has four areas and one of them is the better known area of Amun- Re. While it may be a “baby” among such historic sights, the Aswan Dam should be a must see too. At a massive 364 feet height and 12,570 feet length, this marvelous dam creates Lake Nasser. Some more temples that will come up in your cruise are those at Abu Simbel and Luxor.

The Abu Simbel temples are rock temples sliced out of the surrounding rock faces. They were relocated above the Aswan High Dam in the year 1968. The Luxor Temple comes up on the east bank of the Nile and dates back to 1400 BC.

The Nile cruise and the breathtaking monuments and architectural wonders it shows one is a memory of a life time. Your life will forever be steeped in the beauty of such a holiday.

A Nile cruise thus offers a history lesson in a short trip. Check your cruise itinerary to see that it includes the ones that interest you to most.

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