Aswan is a city that lies about 843KM south of Egypt, famous for its dry weather and quarries of granite, was always considered as the commercial door that opens between Egypt and Africa, it’s actual importance is the high dam that provides Egypt with electricity.
Aswan has always attracted famous persons like Agha Khan, Agatha Christie, The French presidents (Francois Mitterrand, and Jacques Chirac).
We also find the Nubian villages on the west bank of the Nile that are famous for their nice colors, decoration and special character.
The most famous monuments are Philae temple, the high dam and the unfinished obelisk
One can also enjoy a Felucca tour on the Nile with a stop and a visit of the botanical garden (Kitchener’s Island)
Currently located on the west bank of the Nile (Aswan to Kom Ombo), the Nubian (have Egyptian nationality), they use the Arabic language with the Egyptians. And between them they still use the Nubian language and keep their Nubian culture, it is quite different from Egyptian culture.
You can go there by a Felucca boat or motor boat.
The temple was on an island and it was transported by UNESCO because of the construction of the high dam of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the cult of goddess Isis.
(Entrance ticket 100 EGP)
It is located between Luxor and Aswan, 105km north of Luxor, it is considered as the most well preserved temple in Egypt.
It was dedicated to the triad of the falcon god Horus, it was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC.
(Entrance ticket 100EGP)
The high dam
It provides Egypt with water and electricity and secures the country of the risk of the destructive inundation, the work began in 1960 And it was opened in 1971, The Aswan High Dam is 3,830 meters long, 980 meters wide at the base, 40 meters wide at the crest.
(Entrance ticket 30 EGP)
Is located in the northern region of the granite quarries in Aswan 14th century BC, it would have measured around 42 Meters (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons, the founders of the obelisk began to carve it, cracks showed in the granite so that the project was stopped.
(Entrance ticket 30 EGP)
Kitchener’s island (the botanical garden of Aswan)
The island was given to lord Kitchener as a reward for his service in Sudan, he planted many kinds of trees and plants that he brought From other African and Asiatic countries, 1896-1898.
(Entrance ticket 10 EGP)
Kom ombo temple
50KM north of Aswan, a double temple dedicated to two triads, the triad of the crocodile god Sobek and the triad of the falcon god Haroris, It was constructed between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD.
(Entrance ticket 80 EGP)
Abu simbel temples
They are two temples situated about 230 km southwest of Aswan, were carved out of the mountain-site, build by the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, 13th century B.C.
transported by UNESCO in 1968.
(Entrance ticket 95 EGP)