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Mausoleum of Aga Khan

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Mausoleum of Aga Khan

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... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Stephanie E
Burnaby, Canada
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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

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 this mausoleum with him.

Thank Stephanie E
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 morning sun when the sun shone on it. It was a free sight too. This... More 

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Mausoleum of Aga Khan sits on a hilltop on the West Bank of the Nile River across from Aswan. It’s an impressive looking building but it’s closed to the public.

Thank Bill C
Utica, New York
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 a manner reminiscent of Egypt's Shi'ite Fatimid period. His devoted widow made sure that each... More 

Thank Rand C
Giza, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Mausoleum of Aga Khan located at very nice location. From Mausoleum location you have very nice looking to the Nile river.

Thank Mohamed H
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Mausoleum of Aga Khan is the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, who died in 1957. The mausoleum is located at Aswan, along the Nile of Egypt, since Egypt was formerly the centre of power of the Fatimids. The mausoleum is built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo.[1] It is built of pink... More 

Thank Chiaro D
Flagler Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

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.

Thank Traveler-O-World
Alexandria, Egypt
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

It's a private place, Old historical place, you can not visit but it's very beautiful from the outside. The Place is on a cliff, and the story behind it is very interesting,

Thank Marmaroza
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

It seems that wherever you go along the nile in Aswan you see this majestic Mausoleum on the cliffs as a reminder of what he did for the people in the region!

Thank 326bernardi
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61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Private property, can't go in but it does add a nice touch to the surrounding area, a hike to go there though

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