Aswan History, Attractions & Things To Do

Aswan History, Attractions and Things To Do in Aswan : Aswan or Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, it is 982 Kilometers from Cairo, 260 Kilometers from Luxor, Aswan was in ancient times a trade center and the commercial gate to Africa, It was the first dstination for the Ancient expeditiong going to discover Africa and the sources of the River Nile, Aswan is famous as a winter resort because of its warm sunny weather althought that it is hot in summer, Aswan is the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan ancient name was Suon which means markets, it is one of the most ancient commercial sites & market not only in Egypt but in all the world.

  • Aswan High Dam
  • Aswan Unfinished Obelisk
  • Philae Temple In Aswan
  • Aswan Botanical Garden
  • Egypt Attractions, Aga Khan Mausoleum In Aswan
  • Egypt Attractions, Nubian Village In Aswan
  • Old Cattaract Hotel in Aswan
  • Aswan First Cattaract, What To Do In Egypt
  • The Nubian museum in Aswan
  • Abu Simbel Temples
  • Kom Ombo temple

 Aswan is also a tourist center, many tourists take the Nile cruises from Luxor travelling on the Nile to arrive to Aswan, and from Aswan they can take other cruise ( Lake Nasser Cruises ) travelling swan is famous as a winter resort because of its warm sunny weather althought that it is hot in summer, Aswan is the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan ancient name was Suon which means markets, it is one of the most ancient commercial sites & market not only in Egypt but in all the world, Aswan is also a tourist center, many tourists take the Nile cruises from Luxor travelling on the Nile to arrive to Aswan, and from Aswan they can take other cruise ( Lake Nasser Cruises ) travelling from Aswan to Abu Simbel. Aswan is a famous world-wide earned from its history and its magic location as Egypt southern gate, Aswan is characterized by its beautiful weather in winter, always sunny dry weather. Aswan city includes a lot of Egyptian monuments and tourist sites belonging to different eras . Some of these monuments and tourists sites are located in Aswan itself such as Philae temple, the Granite quarries and the unfinished obelisk, Aswan High dam, the botanic gardens on Kitchener island, the Nubian museum & the Nubian village. out of Aswan there are alot of things to see in one day tour or if you travel in cruise, you can visit the Egyptian monuments out of Aswan in one day tour by a booking a tour by private air conditioned van or by a cruise, the Nile cruises are travelling to the north from Aswan to Luxor enabling you to visit ( Kom Ombo temple, Edfu temple & Luxor west and East banks sightseeings ). Nasser lake cruises travelling from Aswan to Abu Simbel enable you to visit all the Nubian temples south of Aswan and ended by the huge great temple of Ramsses II & his queen Nefertari ( Abu Simbel temples )

Aswan High Dam, one of best things to see in Aswan, and one of most important modern buildings in Egypt, Aswan high dam is one of the largest embankments dams in all the world, was constructed  in the 1960s,and completed

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Aswan Unfinished Obelisk : Aswan was the main place for granite quarries for Ancient Egyptians, From Aswan quarry , it was taken most of the red granite covering the temples walls,or to make huge columns or obelisks, The

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Philae Temple In Aswan, Philae temple is called also the temple of Isis, It is the main temple relocated Philae island to Agilika island after the building of the High dam,Philae island doesnt exist anymore, beacuse it burried beneath lake Nasser

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Aswan Botanical Garden
Aswan botanical garden is located on Kitchener island in Aswan, Aswan botanical island is a must seen place for travellers who travel in Egypt
You can visit the Botanical garden from Aswan or from

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Aga Khan Mausoleum In Aswan ( Now is not open for pubblic, but You can see it from boats sailing on river Nile )

The Agha Khan Mausoleum is located on Aswan West bank, It is the place where the

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Nubian Villages in Aswan are a very nice thing to see, They are the original people of the Nubia, south of Egypt who left their land after the building of the High Dam in Aswan, because Nasser lake covered

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Old Cattaract hotel in Aswan, It is not only one of the best 5 stars hotels in Aswan, it is a must-seen during any travel package in Egypt including Aswan city, Cattaract old palace was used as winter residence  by

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Aswan First Cattaract, I f you like nature, take a motor boat in Aswan and go to visit one of the most beautiful natural sites in the world and on the river Nile, many stones of granite around you,

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Aswan Nubian Museum

The Nubian museum in Aswan is a very important museum, It was
 constructed in 1997, Nubia is the southern part of Egypt, and this museum is dedicated to the Nubian history and its influence on Egypt.
The origin

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 For travellers in Egypt, the huge temples are among the most magnific monuments in the world, but really not only the temples but also their removal and construction on other site was a great historic event itself, in the

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Kom Ombo , or the city of gold, known for the Ancient Greek and Egyptian as Ombos, It is located on the east part of the river Nile, 30 miles north of Aswan, thanks to its strategic position on

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