Welcome to Esna

Most visitors come to Esna, 64km south of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile, for the Temple of Khnum, but the busy little farming town itself is quite charming. Beyond the small bazaar selling mainly tourist souvenirs are several examples of 19th-century provincial architecture with elaborate mashrabiyya (wooden lattice screens). Immediately north of the temple is a beautiful but run-down Ottoman caravanserai, the... Read More

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