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The Graeco-Roman temple of Khnum is the main attraction of Esna. The city is located on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt about 50 km South from Luxor. Wondering around the town’s dusty streets it’s hard to believe that only 100 years ago, it was known as (Iunyt or Ta-senet to the ancient Egyptians and Latopolis to the Greeks). Esna was the den of iniquity where Flaubert encountered the famous erotic dancer Kuchuk Hanem and forced her to dance the Bee- (a striptease).

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The Graeco-Roman temple of Khnum is the main attraction of Esna. The city is located on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt about 50 km South from Luxor. Wondering around the town’s dusty streets it’s hard to believe that only 100 years ago, it was known as (Iunyt or Ta-senet to the ancient Egyptians and Latopolis to the Greeks). Esna was the den of iniquity where Flaubert encountered the famous erotic dancer Kuchuk Hanem and forced her to dance the Bee- (a striptease).

Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. Navigation, particularly, Nile cruisers ferrying tourists from Luxor to Aswan 155 km further upstream, can be held up for hours while vessels negotiate their way through the lock system.

The two main points of interest in Esna are its lively tourist-oriented market, which fills a couple of streets leading inland from the corniche. The other is the temple of Esna. The temple, which has only been partially excavated, is about 200 meters from the river and some 9 meters below street level.
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