Youssef El Hagag Square. – Five Photos .com Youssef El Hagag Square. – Five Photos .com

Square in Luxor opens door for more tourists

Thu, Jan. 25, 2018
Thousands of pigeons attract many tourists to visit Abu El-Haggag Al-Aqsory Square in Luxor for bird watching and capturing photos.

1- Pigeons around Youssef El Hagag square
Pigeons around Youssef El Hagag square – Five Photos.com


In Luxor, there is a place that blends historical icons and nature’s beauty, housing thousands of pigeons eating seeds and drinking waters in an adorable scene attracts eyes and capture souls which is Youssef Abu El- Haggag Square.

Youssef Abu El- Haggag Square is Considered by many to be one of historical sites in Luxor, it took its name from Youssef Abu El-Haggag Mosque, the oldest building in the city dating back to last eight centuries, also it encompasses some monuments from Luxor Temple, which play a vital role in inviting many tourists who are already in Luxor.

2- Tourists visiting AL Aqsory square
Tourists visiting AL Aqsory square – Five Photos .com

It is named for Youssef Abu El-Haggag who is one of Egyptian Sufis was sitting there to write books, poets in monotheistic theology (Knowledge of Tawheed) as many of Egyptians used to visit him to take lessons, he was was born in Baghdad, died in Luxor at age 90 years and buried under this mosque .

What make this place unique is presence of thousands of Pigeons in the area around Youssef Abu El-Haggag square which gathering together to fly over mosque’s sky then return back to eat and drink giving the place natural touch to be one of the most important factors in attracting tourists to the square.

This why natives are caring more about taking care of this handsome creature by feeding them to come back again to the same place. According to one of Square natives, Mohamed Abdel Razek to one of local press.

3- Pigeons gathering along Youssef Al Hagag Square in Luxor
Pigeons gathering along Youssef Al Hagag Square in Luxor.- Five Photos.com
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