It is situated on the eastern bank of the Nile 899 km south of Cairo. Aswan is considered the most beautiful winter resort not only in Egypt, but also in the whole world as it is distinguished by its fascinating nature and serenity far from the bustle of cities, and its warm weather which is characterized by dryness and sunshine throughout the year.                                                                                                    One can spend a pleasant time wandering along the Nile corniche where the sandy tourmaline desert merges with granite rocks around aquamarine isles covered with palm trees and plants. One can also take a Nile cruise with sail-boats at sunset or a tour in the market which abounds in handicrafts, local products, spices and perfumes.

Main tourist’s sites:

Elephantine Island                                                                                                                                                                 It was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt’s southern borders. It lies opposite the old Cataract Hotel. On the island there are the relics of stone temples of various eras including the temple of Khnum, erected during the old Kingdom and reconstructed at the turn of the Pharaonic era. The island houses “The Nilometer” dating back to the Roman era and also a museum containing an important collection of relics of the Greco-Roman eras which were discovered in Aswan and Nubia. Read More

Plantation (Kitchener) Island                                                                                                                                               It lies in the mid-stream near Elephantine Island. It is a natural exhibition of exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. It is the best place for spending leisure time relaxing in expansive shades   Read More

Philae Temple  

                                                                                                                                                                   This temple was dedicated to goddess Isis. It was over flooded by the Nile. Philae temple was dismantled and reassembled in a new site on Agilika Island, about 500 km from its former site on Philae Island. Read More

Sound and Light Show of Philae Temple                                                                                                    At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us their life stories. The myth of Isis and Osiris comes to life through dazzling lights and capturing music, with sounds from the deepest bottoms of ancient history. Read More

The unfinished Obelisk                                                                                                                                                         A huge obelisk incompletely carved, about 41 meters high and more than 1150 tons in weight. It owes its importance to the fact that it shows the techniques the ancient Egyptians used in carving obelisks.

There is the Fatimid cemetery which includes hundreds of tombs built of mud brick that dates back to the ninth century. Read More

The Nubian Museum                                                                                                                                                         The construction of the museum in Aswan is regarded as a great success of the international campaign for saving the monuments of Nubia which was supported by UNESCO.

The museum houses three thousand artifacts representing various archaeological periods throughout the history of Egypt (prehistoric, Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and the Islamic). Read More

The Cultural Centre in Aswan                                                                                                                                            The Cultural Centre in Aswan by Corniche El Nile presents evening shows of Nubian folk art. The performances reflect local traditional life pattern of Nubians covering dance, music and ethnic festivals.

The High Dam                                                                                                                                                                      The High Dam is one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High Dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate Lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir. Read More

West Bank tourist sites:

Tombs of the Nobles                                                                                                                                                          Hey are carved in the rocks of the west mountain opposite to the north end of Aswan city. They date back to the 23rd century B.C. Inside the tombs are decorated with vivid murals depicting scenes of everyday life, hieroglyphic biographies and inscriptions showing the noblemen journeys into Africa. Read More

The Agha Khan Mausoleum                                                                                                                                                   It features a typical architecture of the Fatimid style. Agha Khan was the late leader of the Ismaili sect, who preferred to spend winter every year in Aswan. Read More

The Monastery of St. Simeon                                                                                                                                                It dates back to the 6th century A.D. It is one of the most intact Coptic monasteries which  includes a church, whose frescoes are still extant representing Jesus Christ and the Saints. Read More

Visitors can make tours to Kom Ombo and Edfu by feluccas, coach or taxi

Kom Ombo Temple                                                                                                                                                                It is located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek; the crocodile god. Read More

Edfu Temple                                                                                                                                                                           It lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. Read More

Nubia                                                                                                                                                                                 once the ancient kingdom of Kush, Nubia houses archaeological sites of great interest: temples, fortresses and tombs. The construction of the high dam posed a great danger of over flooding the temples of Philae, Kalabsha and Abu Simbel.

The Nubians still retain their customs, traditions, language and architecture. One can enjoy a cruise Lake Nasser by boats to explore the new Nubia after relocating the flooded temples.

Temples of Nubia

Temple of Kalabsha                                                                                                                                                               It dates back to the Greco-Roman era. Built by the Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus and dedicated to the Nubian god Mandolis.

Temple of Beit AL-Wali                                                                                                                                    Dates back to the reign of Ramses II Its walls are decorated with bright colored reliefs depicting the military victories of the king.

Kiosk of Kertassi                                                                                                                                                  Dedicated to the goddess Isis, with two magnificent Hathohic columns

Temple of Amada History Information:                                                                                                           The oldest temple in Nubia, built by three pharaohs of the Thutmosis dynasty

Temple of Derr                                                                                                                                                  Next to Amada temple, built by Ramses II, and dedicated to the sun god Ra.

Temple of Penout                                                                                                                                               The only surviving tomb of an Egyptian viceroy in Nubia

Kasr Ibrim                                                                                                                                                             The relics of an ancient citadel

Wadi al-Seboua’ Temple                                                                                                                                     Constructed in the reign of Ramses II for the worship of god Amon

Temple of Dakka                                                                                                                                                   Built by Amenophis II dedicated to Thot, It was reconstructed in the Graeco-Roman era

 Abu Simbel                                                                                                                                                                         Situated 280km south of Aswan, the two temples of Abu Simbel are the most magnificent temples in the world. The first temple was built by the mighty Pharaoh Ramses II, the other for his wife Queen Nefertari. Their relocation is an achievement supported and managed by UNESCO. Read More

Sound and Light Show of Abu Simbel Temple                                                                                          Three daily shows are held in various languages. Read More

How you can reach Aswan

By air:

You can reach Aswan by air as it has an international airport can receive international flights as well as local domestic flight; you can fly directly to Aswan from several European town.

By Train:

You can travel between Cairo, Aswan on 3 different types of train:

Daytime air-conditioned express trains

Overnight deluxe sleeper train

Overnight air-conditioned express seating trains

By Cruise:

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