The city of Qena was constructed on a huge bend of the Nile, allowing the Nile clay precipitations and thus the city is very famous with fine pottery since prehistory and until modern days. The magnificent city won the third place in the UNESCO beauty contest.
Temple of Dendera
The city is famous for the Greco-Roman Dendera Temple, which was re-built in the place several Old and New kingdom temples. The beautiful Hathor temple is well-known for its Zodiac scenes beautifully carved on the ceiling of the Hypostyle Hall. This site is considered as one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman Temple complex discovered, consisting of: the main temple, a temple of birth of Isis, several birth houses, Sanatorium, and a sacred lake.
It is a site at Qena, the name is derived from the ancient naming (Coptos), a very important trade center, as it is considered as the gate to the Red Sea, the ancient trade route to El Quseir started from Qift, and it also flourished as a cult center for the ancient Egyptian god Min, for whom several temples were built.
Mosque of Sidi Abd El-Rehim
Sidi Abd El-Rehim came to Egypt from Morocco and founded a Sufi Center in Qena, upon his death in 1195, The Mosque of Sidi Abd El-Rehim El-Qenawy was built embracing his mausoleum and became an important site for all Sufis.
Qena is city in Upper Egypt, located on a huge bend of the Nile.