Qena Travel Guide, Egypt
Qena, Egypt - Overview
Qena is very famous city of Egypt and it is situated on the east bank of river Nile. It is a provincial capital of Qena Governorate. It has proximity to the ruins of Dendara. The El Balyana and Luxor are the neighboring cities of Qena.
The Qena or Wadi Qena provides the scenic views of the Red Sea and it has big attraction for the tourists from all around the world. The city of Qena is also famous for its Islamic heritage, culture and long history. There are a lot of mosques, Islamic centers and cultural centers in this city.
The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim a famous sufi of Qena settled in this city in the 11th century when he came back from Mecca. He established a sufi center in Qena. After he passed away, in 1195 the mosque and his tomb became the place for pilgrimage. The huge mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi attracts thousands of worshipers and pilgrims every day.
Qena is a rich historic city and in the Greco-Roman period, it was known as Kaine. Qena was destroyed and restored many times. It is also a cultural and economical center of Egypt. The cost of living in Qena is not high. Thousands of visitors visit Qena to explore its beauty and cultural heritage. Qena is a very beautiful city and it came third in the “UNESCO City Beauty contest”.
The Governorate of Qena comprises of various cities including Abu Tesht, Nag Hammâdi, Qena (Kaine), Esna, Qift and El Wakf in which Qena (Kaine is the capital). The self-governing city of Luxor is also a part of the Qena Governorate.
Some of the other important cities in the Qena Governorate include Djerty (Tuphium or Tod), el-Qala, Hut-Sekhem, Madu, Khenoboskion, and Contra Latopolis (el-Hella) etc.
Qena has been a popular travel destination for tourists from all around the world. The city of Qena offers a full range of accommodation options including luxurious hotels, villas, private homes and flats. The accommodation in the city provides oceanfront views of the Red Sea. Planning a trip to Qena can be an exciting experience and a source of enjoyment and fun for you and your family.
By searching the internet, you can find a lot of cheap travel deals for Qena. Before visiting Qena, you should have some relevant information about the city, its culture, history and the important travel destinations.