Welcome to Kom Ombo
The fertile, irrigated sugar-cane fields around Kom Ombo support not only the original community of fellaheen (peasant farmers), but also a large population of Nubians displaced from their own lands by the creation of Lake Nasser. It’s a pleasant little place, easily accessible en route between Aswan and Luxor. A huge cattle market is held on the outskirts of town, near the railway line, on Thursdays. The main attraction these days, however, is the unique riverside temple to Horus the Elder (Haroeris) and Sobek and its attached Crocodile Museum, about 4km from the town’s centre.