Temple of Zayan
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The principal remaining monument at the ancient city of Tchonesmuris in Kharga Oasis in the Temple of Zayan. Built primarily of mud brick, wtih a stone sanctuary, this was dedicated to Amun of Hibis, Mut and Khonsu. The only dated inscription in the temple is from the reign of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily, 9 AM – 5 PM

TICKET COST:
Egyptian: 1 LE
Foreign: 20 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card

LOCATION:
Kharga Oasis

DIRECTIONS:
BY BUS: From el-Kharga, take a bus headed to Baris, but ask to be dropped off at the road (shari’a) leading to the temple (al-maabd). Al-Ghweita Temple is first, and a few kilometers later is Zayan Temple.

BY TAXI: From el-Kharga, ask for maabd el-zayan.

The temple at Qasr el-Zayan (Julie Patenaude)

 

Stone gateway into the Zayan Temple (Julie Patenaude)