Esna attractions

Temple in Esna

Temple of Khnum

Construction of the Temple of Khnum, the ram-headed creator god who fashioned humankind on his potter’s wheel, was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometor (180–45 BC). The Romans added the hypostyle hall, the only part of th…
Historic Building in Esna


The best-preserved of the caravanserais in Esna, the beautiful Wikalat Al Gidawi was named after the merchant Shahbandar Al Tuggar Al Sayed Hasan Al Gedawi. Merchants from Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Central Africa and e…
Mosque in Esna

Emari Minaret

Built in 1082 AD, this Fatimid minaret is one of the oldest in Egypt. The various layers, square base, cylindrical upper part, concave octagonal drum and domed lantern are typical of older Upper Egyptian mosques. By…