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We went on one of the rent boats to Elefantina island swimming place and walked all the way to the monastery but it was closed, the views deserve the walk, then we went to Aga Khans Shrine but was also closed. On the way we saw some tombs that had recently been robbed and saw a
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Just a short boat trip across the river from the hotels you walk up the sandy riverbank to be met by the camel owners. You can see the monastery on the hill, a short half mile away. But its nearly 40c walking in sand and rock. So we negotiate a camel per person. They say 300 per
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We rode the camels to the 6th century monastery. It took about 20 minutes and was definitely easier than the hard slog through the hot desert and up the hill to get there. We were the only people at the monastery and it was great fun clambering over the ruins and imagining what
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We did see some folks getting out of a cab, but most people who visit this place go by camel which is an experience on its own! The monastery is in ruins but holds a place of high esteem in many hearts, especially the Coptic people of Egypt. It is well worth the effort to visit
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We had a blast taking the 20-minute camel ride up the hill to the monastery. Well worth it! The monastery itself shows yet another aspect of Egypt's rich history. While much of it is in decay, the preserved parts of it give a vivid feeling of what it would have been like to
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