Over all look at Kom Ombo Port
Last week saw about 60 cruise liners pass between Luxor and Aswan on a daily basis, the highest rate of which occurs on Saturdays and Wednesdays, according to Adel Talha, head of the Kom Ombo center.
The port town Kom Ombo, also known as the “City of Gold”, is located 40 kilometers north of Aswan on the banks of the Nile River; it is well-known for its Kom Ombo temple.
Tourists who opt for Nile river cruises visit Kom Ombo due to its unique temple and its proximity to Aswan. Even its name has a deep meaning which sums up two languages, Arabic and the ancient Egyptian language as Kom in Arabic means small hill and Ombo in ancient Egyptian means gold, So Kom Ombo is the hill of gold.
Last week saw about 60 cruise liners passing between the governorates of Luxor and Aswan on a daily basis, according to Adel Talha, head of the Kom Ombo center.
The Kom Ombo temple is the most important attraction in the town, dates back to the Greco – Roman era, it also has an unusual double building constructed in the Ptolemaic period. Its layout is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis with twin entrances and two connected hypostyle halls with reliefs of two gods on either side of columns.
View of Kom Ombo temple
The Edfu temple, near Kom Ombo, is located at 60 kilometers north to Aswan, it is the most beautiful and well preserved temple in Egypt dating back to the Ptolemaic period. This temple is situated in the city of Edfu, which was a flourishing city in ancient times.
View of Edfu City
The Kom Ombo Nile cruise gives all visitors the chance to explore the Nile’s most attractive sites including the splendors of ancient Egyptian times and observe the rural life along the Nile between the historical sites.
Look at City of Edfu