Temple of Kom Ombo Approx. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

The temple at Kom Ombo is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Aswan and was built on a hillside overlooking the Nile during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was an earlier structure from the 18th dynasty but little remains.

The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.

Near Kom Ombo you can go on a visit to a camel market held every Tuesday in Draw, where camels brought from north Sudan are sold. The colour of the temple changes as the sun sets. Markets are just outside the entrance to the temple - have your money ready for those items of clothing you'll be tempted with as you approach or leave the temple.