Enjoy a unique day trip in Aswan to St Simeon monastery, climb Aswan’s mountain riding a camel and visit the 6th century monastery that was very first dedicated to a local saint Anba Hedra then St Simeon
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/آNile cruise in Aswan to the Nile side where your motor boat will be waiting for you, cross to the west side of Aswan where the mountain is, to start your 25 min camel ride to reach St Simon monastery. It was first dedicated to the local saint Anba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding day, then rebuilt in the 10th century and dedicated to St Simeon.
Surrounded by desert sands, the monastery was built on two levels – the lower level of stone and the upper level of mud brick – surrounded by 10m-high walls. And it has housed more than 1000 monks.
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