Qena is a town in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Situated at the east financial institution of the Nile, it became recognized in antiquity as Kaine and Maximianopolis. This provincial capital is placed about 57 miles from El Balyana and 39 miles north of Luxor. It is maximum famous for its proximity to the ruins of Dendara. It owes its contemporary prosperity to the outlet of the Wadi Qena closer to the Red Sea, that's a first-rate site visitors direction between Upper Egypt and the Red Sea.
Tourists travelling between Luxor and the Red Sea will assuredly bypass via this metropolis on account that there may be most effective one good road connection. Qena additionally has one of the highest attention of Coptic Christians in Egypt. In addition to its Ancient Egyptian heritage as the city of Caenepolis. Qena has a massive Islamic background and a famous mosque. The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi middle here. Upon his demise in 1195, the mosque became built above his tomb and became an area of pilgrimage. There is a big modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi inside the principal square which attests to his importance.