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Gebel Barkal, Karima

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Protected as a World Heritage Site, Gebel Barkal boasts the ruins of tombs, former palaces, pyramids, and temples. The table-topped mountain represented a hallowed ground for the Egyptians and Kushites, who believed the area was home of Amun, the god of wind. Even today, temples dedicated to this deity remain sacred sites for the local population. Plan to see Gebel Barkal and other attractions that appeal to you using our Karima road trip planner.
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  • Locals go here all the time, so it is nice to see that the area is lively with many people climbing the mountain, go around sunset, it is beautiful!  more »
  • Climb the 92 metre 'mountain' and watch the sunset over the pyramids and town. The climb up is rocky but not too hard. Can get down quickly by running down the sand dunes. If you're energetic you...  more »
  • This holy mountain and complex of pyramids and tombs is just spiritual and special. It takes about 20-25 minutes to hike to the top around some rock on the side, and then there is a sand trail down...  more »
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  • This holy mountain and complex of pyramids and tombs is just spiritual and special. It takes about 20-25 minutes to hike to the top around some rock on the side, and then there is a sand trail down. At the top, you get great panoramic views of the pyramids, Karima, the river, the tombs, and the beautiful Sudanese landscape. I went for sunrise and sunset, and both experiences were just so spiritual. The tombs and pyramids are quite well intact, and you see a lot walking around the outer edge of the mountain. The whole area is just magnificent (especially if you have the whole site to yourself).
  • Pyramid and more pyramids so when you are there its is lovely place
  • Spectacular Sandstone mountain. View from the top quite amazing. Remnants of ancient temples including pyramids surround the mountain. Only 75 metres high. Very easy to climb. Pallid Swift's and Rock Buntings nest here. There are cheap guesthouses in the nearby village town of Carima. Best time to visit is at dusk and Dawn.
  • Go if you're in the area. Good views from the top. Very easy to climb.
  • Impressive views of Nile river and little villages around

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