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Things to do in Aswan

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The top 30 attractions in Aswan

Ruins in Aswan
Temple of Edfu
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Don't miss the Temple of Edfu on the Nile. If you are going on a cruise, as often occurs in the Kom Ombo, is usually filled by people because it gives them all stop at the same time. Still, this temple is worth because their condition is exceptional. Especially the part of the hieroglyphics and recorded scenes. So much so that this temple come numerous historians and students to learn to interpret the hieroglyphics. To get there from the cruise-in (go you know why) is jump in a buggy Egyptian and getting there like you're in Sevilla. Curious, curious.
Rivers in Aswan
Felucca Ride on the Nile
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It was really tempting, so we decided we needed to find a way to walk along Felucca on the Nile. We were going on an organized cruise, and the truth is that the prices we were given were rididculous. When you get off the boat you can ask the owners directly about the prices. After haggling for a little while we agreed on € 15 per person trip to a Nubian village, visiting a typical and camel ride. Surely you could have found cheaper, but we are satisfied as it was a third of that we had asked for the tour from the cruise.
Ruins in Aswan
Philae
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On August 24 in the year 394 under the rule of the Emperor Hadrian, the last hieroglyphic description was written. It was the Philae Temple dedicated to Isis. The construction of the Aswan Dam forced the moving of the temple to the islet of Agilkia. It can be visited in the morning, and evening with light show. It is a good recommendation.
Lakes in Aswan
Assuan Dam
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The Assuan Dam's water is well tamed, and today the river is completely silent admist the earthy landscape and dazzling color. You can hear the murmur of the ships, full of tourists and a silent candlelight makes it seem like small town aquatic dance.
Historical Monuments in Aswan
The Unfinished Obelisk
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Well, never was this obelisk torn from the rock, it was just broken in a few different places. If it had been completed it would have reached a height of 42 meters and a weight of 1150 tons. Aswan was famous in ancient Egypt because it had a lot of rich reddish granite quarries that was widely used for building obelisks, temples, colossi, etc. .. It was so abundant that in Roman times the quarries were still in full swing.
Beaches in Aswan
Nilo Beach
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There is a very important heat in the South of Egypt. A beach has formed along the Nile river where people go swimming in the heat. It's the typical stop before reaching the town from Aswan Nubian and is also the place where Nubian vendors strive for you to buy one of the many souvenirs they sell.
Of Cultural Interest in Aswan
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Rivers in Aswan
Villages in Aswan
Of Touristic Interest in Aswan
Camel Ride through A Nubian Village
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Never pass up the opportunity to ride a camel, mostly because it is something you can´t always do. This was a special occasion for us and we didn´t want to miss the opportunity. The views from atop the camels were spectacular and the animal itself walks slowly letting you enjoy the entire journey without missing a single detail.
Streets in Aswan
Harbors in Aswan
Port of Assuan
The experience that I had at this place was perfect. It is a city in North Africa, and it is very well organized and fairly clean, in comparison with the tourist area. The people are wonderful, friendly, polite, helpful and have good sense of humor. The sunsets are something magical in this area, as you are transported back centuries and more if you have the opportunity to visit Felucca, which I highly recommend. At night the promenade and the center gets very crowded. And from here, you have the ability to do endless hikes to places like Abu Siimbel, the Unfinished Obelisk, Elephantine Island, the island of Philae and many more. From here I would encourage everyone to visit this wonderful place, you will not regret it. Here you can see the day to day of what happens in the market of Aswan. What differentiates this market from others, is the breadth and cleanliness of the place.
Rivers in Aswan
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Gardens in Aswan
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Villages in Aswan
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Cities in Aswan
Aswan
Aswan is a nice city in the south of Egypt. It has warm, pleasant weather during winter months, and historic and natural sites. You can visit temples like the Kalabsha Temple or Philae Temple, or enjoy the beautiful gardens. Here, you can see Feryal Gardens in the photos. It's a great place on the Nile and wonderful trees and flowers. It was founded in 1938 by King Farouk and named after his daughter, Princess Feryal. You can also visit Abu Simple Temple, but it's 240km to the south of Aswan.
Museums in Aswan
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Of Touristic Interest in Aswan
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