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Aswan Attraction

The High Dam 

 

The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important achievements of the in the last century in Egypt, even for many years it was a symbol of the New Era of the Revolution of 1952. It provided Egypt with water and electricity and secured the country of the risk of the destructive inundation... Read More

 

Elephantine Island 

 

Elephantine Island is in the centre of the Nile in Aswan.Its ancient name was 'Abu' or ‘Yebu’, which means elephant and was probably derived from the shape of the smooth grey boulders which surround the island,looking like elephants in the water.... Read More

 

Nubian Museum   

 

The long awaited Nubian museum finally opened its doors in November 1997. Showcasing the history, art and culture of Nubia from Prehistoric times down to the present, it is very small and belated thanks to the sacrifice made by the Nubian people for the Aswan Dam..... Read More

 

St. Simon Monastery    

 

The Monastery with it towers and walls looms like a Byzantine fortress on a ridge at the head of a desert valley once cultivated with fields and gardens down to the Nile. Built in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 10th, it is the finest example of an original Christian monastery in Egypt..... Read More

Kalabsha Temple     

 

The temple of Kalabsha is one of the loveliest and best preserved temple in Egypt. Kalabsha was the ancient Taimis, the most important city of the Dodekaschoinus ('land of the twelve leagues', equal to 360 stadi) and was about 40 Milometers south of its present site..... Read More

Nobles Tombs     

 

Tombs of the Nobles located in Qubbet el-Hawa which is the high cliffs opposite Aswan, north of Kitchener's Island, with tombs of the governors, the keepers of the Gate of the South, and other dignitaries of ancient Elephantine..... Read More

Agha Khan Mausoleum      

 

Unless you cross the sands from the nobles tombs, you must take a fellucca to reach the west bank landing for the Agha Khan's Mausoleum. Agha Khan Mausoleum is a magnificent structure built to honor one of the greatest men of the modern age. ..... Read More

Botanical Gardens      

 

Botanical Gardens is situated on the other side of Elephantine Island on the western bank to the River Nile in Aswan. Botanical Gardens can be reached only by fellucca, and you may wish to include it in a tour west bank sites. ..... Read More

Philae Temple  

 

Temple of Isis at Philae Temples is one of the greatest temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island, with its huge complete pylons and beautiful scenes. The romantic and majestic aura surrounding the temple complex of Isis has been luring pilgrims for thousands of years..... Read More

Unfinished Obelisk     

 

There are two unfinished obelisks in the vicinity of Aswan. The closet, and most visited, is about 1.5 Km from town. This huge discarded obelisk belongs to Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut Unfinished Obelisk would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt..... Read More

Horus Temple

Edfu      

Temple of Horus known as “Temple of Edfu” is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. It was built in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC on Nile River Valley between Esna and Aswan. The temple of Horus was built in Ptolemaic times on an older temple already..... Read More

Sobek Temple

Kom Ombo 

The Ptolemaic temple of Kom Ombo stands on the East bank of the Nile, right next to the river, about 4Km from the town. Temple of Sobek is very unusual temple, it built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC - 395 AD)in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo..... Read More