CAIRO – 16 September 2020: The Philae Temple in Aswan received a number of American tourists, about 14 days after Egypt resumed the cultural tourism movement.
The tourists expressed their happiness at visiting the tourist attractions in Egypt, during a tour of the archaeological area.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had recently completed Philae Temples Area development project, whereby an internal marina was established for the area and waiting areas for visitors, in addition to raising the efficiency of the lighting system.
A new buoy was created at a cost of L.E 2 million. It is 24 meters long and 6 meters wide. That is in addition to a new scaffold with a length of 18 meters and a width of 2.5 meters.
The development work also included the construction of 2 new berths. The two new berths include cladding works and stairs with a length of 350 meters and the establishment of a civilized portal, at a cost of LE 1,2 million.
Furthermore, the development work also included the installation of solar-powered lighting poles, starting from the entrance and exit gate, the parking lot and the marina, with a total of 60 poles, providing the area with surveillance cameras at the entrance and exit gates, supporting the area with a spacious parking lot, the bazaars area, and the temple.
The efficiency of the public toilets at the marina on the eastern side has also been raised and raising the efficiency of the old marina from the eastern side, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, with a length of 50 meters and a width of 6 meters, at a cost of L.E 1 million.