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The Aga Khan is the hereditary Imam (leader) of the Nisari Ismailis. The Aga Khans mausoleum overlooks the Nile River, near Aswan.. You can find it without too much bother. It's interesting, without being spectacular.
we did not visit but passed by on our falucca sail, it was a beautiful afternoon, down the Nile, we felt regal, thank you Mr. Abdalla Mohamned for your guidance. You must request his services at Blue Sky Tours, very intelligent and knows his history.
We were able to view this most interesting looking mausoleum from the base of the hill while on our desert camel ride. No one is, now, allowed to go inside this mausoleum since the last wife he married died in 2000 and was placed in...More
I saw the Aga Khan's pink mausoleum atop a West Bank sandy hilltop while riding on a ferry between Elephantine and Kitchener's Island. Silhouetted against the blue sky, the pink stone building with its Muslim influenced architecture was a great photo opportunity, particularly in the...More
The late Aga Khan spent his winters in Aswan because he found the climate and the, faintly, radioactive sand helped his rheumatoid arthritis. As he was the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shi'ite Islam, it was considered appropriate to have his tomb designed in...More
We were cruising by boat on the Nile river and it was a pleasant surprise to see a Mausoleum in the desert on the bank of river Nile! A simplistic monument in a stark background. The Mausoleum of the Late Aga Khan.