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Gebel Barkal

400 kilometres north of Khartoum, Sudan
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Sudan
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The temples at the site of ancient Napata, an important royal residence.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

worth the car trip from Khartoum....hike the mountain preferably at sunrise and enjoy the magnificent view of the Nile and from the valley with his pyramids .....advice is to arrive day before and stay at the boutique hotel nearby ..the Nubian house ...just few hundred meters from the temple...it's a wonderful place in itself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Gebel Barkal ( also called Jebel Barkal) is a massive mountain that looms in solitary impressiveness over the Nubian desert and the ruins of a stunning temple. Egyptians and Nubians believed this was the true home of the god Amun and built his temple here. We stayed overnight in a nearby village house and watched the light change on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

jebel barkal is stunning- the simplicity and power of the mountain flanked by the ancient pyramids makes it a truly beautiful, awe-inspiring place

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