Gibel Silsila also has another name, Khenu, which seems to mean ‘Place of Rowing’
Most guide books say you can only gain access to this site by going by dahabiya, but this is incorrect.
I travelled from Luxor by mini-bus on the East Bank of the Nile and down a dirt-track to the Nile.
We then went over the Nile on a motor boat. Our guide said this was faster than crossing the Nile to the West bank further North (downstream) at Edfu and driving the whole way.
The guardians will show you the different rock shrines (Your guide will normally handle the gratuity), but you start with largest structure, the Temple to Horemheb.
At times I felt a bit like a mountain goat, but the main route is fairly flat, with soft sand underfoot. It is only if you want to climb into the occasional shrine that it gets steeper & narrower - assuming the guardian allows it.
I found all the information about this site on http://egyptsites.wordpress.com/ and it is thanks to Su Bayfield that I was able to go or to understand what was there.
Any information that I gave would just be a copy of her work which I will not do.
Being a believer in the saying that ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, I have put up a few pictures on this but you can see more on my webshots page at http://community.webshots.com/user/elaref
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