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Sehel Island

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Sehel Island | River Nile, Aswan 81111, Egypt
+20 112 753 3679
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you climb the hills, many of the boulders are covered in carvings. The summit of the Eastern Hill has the 'Famine Stela" relating the seven years of famine in the reign of Djoser. Not sure what the other reviewers say this is an attraction...More

Thank Sale1007
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I learned about the goddess Anuket, since Sehel island is dedicated to her as part of the three guardians of the First Cataract: Khnum, Satet, and Anuket. So much wonderful history in Aswan aka Nubia!!

Thank Meistyx
Reviewed 30 January 2018

i just loved everything about this place, i wish i knew about it more in advance i would have booked 3 nights on the island to experience the friendly people

Thank lalo069
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This Nubian island is a very calm and peaceful place to visit. Peale are very kind and helpful. We had a good traditional Nubian dinner there..

Thank AMW3L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It's a nice way to explore the Nubian culture. A change from the historical sites it's more of a cultural experience. People are super nice and friendly over there, I highly recommend going there. Drink tea and draw henna.

Thank Dina Z
Reviewed 24 July 2017

From November to March, a must visit. It is inexpensive. It is very cultural and a life time experience.

Thank Ahmed D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Sehel island lies within the first cataracts islands of the Nile, 2 km to the south of Elephantine island, its situated halfway between the modern city of Aswan and the old dam of Aswan. it is famous not only for its picturesque landscape with high-towering...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Enjoy the pretty quietness, nile view, Nuba local culture, beautiful people, hospitality, kind people, local markets, camels, and pretty local food.

Thank AMohsen
Reviewed 14 April 2017

it is a nice place to spend your afternoon whilst in Aswan, just enjoy your time with the locals there strolling through the narrow streets watching them and watching the Nile river with boats sailing between the rocks

Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I visited here one afternoon. Had peppermint tea at a Nubian house.The bazaar, mainly one long row of shops like a high street was very colourful and busy, selling some very nice merchandise, clothes, ornaments etc. The village itself had lovely painted houses in pretty...More

Thank melodya570
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Pam M
2 November 2015|
Response from hafsa777734 |
hi Pam, if you go to the village of gharb suhiel on the left side of the river bank, you will find many shops that offer hand made items and hand woven fabrics.