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Mausoleum of Aga Khan

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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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Prime position over Aswan

Imposing structure looking over Aswan. An interesting story goes along with and the Aga Khan. We did not visit it but it can be clearly seen from most places in Aswan.

Reviewed April 28, 2012
Camden, Australia
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Fleckney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

You can not actually apporoach the Mausoleum as it is kept private - it is a splendid building and can be seen from the Nile. The story of how the Aga Khan came to be so devoted to Aswan is very touching.

2 Thank Adriaan G
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Saw this each morning from my hotel balcony and it made a very impressive and quiet view. Will be exploring more next time but it's beautiful to look at.

1 Thank mrsmabes
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Ok the view from the mountain is beautiful- but you can enjoy the sight of the mausoleum from the city at night- its lit in evening and looks lovely- would not spend my time going there if you only have a short stay in Aswan.

Thank Aeronaut65
Al Qahirah, Egypt
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The building is located up the hill. We did not visit it, but seen it during our boat ride. It is very iconic and can be seen from many places.

2 Thank Hadwa
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the Mausoleum for Aga Khan. The Aga Khan Award for Architectural Awards is also from the same family. You can reach to this mausoleum with a climb walking after sail with local boats to this bank of Nile. There is lovely love story behind it as well. Has a lovel view from opposite banks of Nile and also... More 

3 Thank Bilge S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

While the story of the unfinished obelisk is interesting, I felt no need to climb the quarry for a different view of it. I will say that the vendors here were much less pushy than at other attractions. The American University in Cairo bookstore has a great selection of books and souvenirs at fair prices: no need to haggle!

Thank alykaye
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This building is not open for tourists. You can only see the outside of the building and it is a sight to see sitting on its own on the hill over looking the Nile River. I don't know how close you can get to it, but you may be able to rent a camel and ride up to it, but... More 

2 Thank Zebra_45678
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

nice building.. sits behind their former villa. As you cannot go in - best viewed from elephantine island or the movenpick hotel from a distance

1 Thank Kate70
Camden, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Imposing structure looking over Aswan. An interesting story goes along with and the Aga Khan. We did not visit it but it can be clearly seen from most places in Aswan.

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Sits on a hil - huge and sold! Very hot to walk up there.

1 Thank Sasparilla

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