There is so much history to see in Sudan; begin with the Sudan National Museum. This museum, Sudan’s best, features several beautiful exhibits. The first level is dedicated to the emergence and collapse of the kingdoms of Kerma, Kush, and Meroe. There are several magnificent royal sculptures and excellently preserved 3500-year-old Kerma artifacts. Numerous medieval Christian frescoes from wrecked churches in Old Dongola and elsewhere may be found upstairs. Outside are several temples saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in the manner of Abu Simbel. A visit should last at least one to two hours.
2. Delve into Nile Street
Presidential Palace Khartoum
This is an excellent location for lunch or a coffee while watching the Blue Nile. You pass by several ancient old structures in Khartoum, including the Presidential Palace, the Old Sudan-Hotel, and the University of Khartoum. It is typically well-kept and green. There are ministries, gorgeous hotels, villas, and restaurants accessible. The traffic is quite congested. Those working in the ministries and those required to attend the services therein are the bulk of persons during the day. Many people come out in the late afternoon to wander along the river or take a brief boat ride. As the restaurants get more crowded, many meals are available.
3. Stop by Tuti Island
Tuti Island is where the Blue and White Niles merge. Parking at the bridge allows you to go over the ridge and visit the island, which contains modest local stores and restaurants. It’s a fun island with loads of activities like horseback riding, boating, trekking, having coffee on plastic chairs in the ocean, and so on. It’s a great way to “get down” with the locals and have a good time.
4. Tour Naqa
This location is so peaceful that you can almost feel the past passing by. Naqa is home to a vast and well-preserved Amun temple dating from the first century CE. A hypostyle hall with magnificent columns, hieroglyphics, and a row of ram sculptures are notable features. The Lion Temple is not far away. This temple, also from the same time, is devoted to the lion-headed deity Apedemak and contains beautiful exterior sculptures of the building’s builders, King Natakamani and Queen Amanitore. A little shop stands in front of the Lion Temple.
5. Pay a visit to the Mojo Gallery
Art in the Mojo Gallery
Mojo Gallery was founded in 2010. The gallery’s mission is to promote, display, and sell Sudanese art. Sudanese art relies on various traditions and aesthetic forms, capturing the spirit and viewpoint of both Africa and the Arab world. They believe that the art will draw people to explore the depth and diversity of Sudanese art. It’s a fantastic site to buy a one-of-a-kind Khartoum or Sudan print. This will benefit the local artists’ community as well.
Other Things to Do in Khartoum Sudan
Visit the Khartoum War Cemetery.
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