Best Things To Do in Aswan, Egypt

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Aswan, Egypt

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    Abu Simbel Temples

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Abu Simbel Temples, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is far, far removed from the rest of the attractions around Aswan and that lends a bit of a mystic touch to the place. These temples are massive the biggest in Aswan. You might have seen a bit of...Read more

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    Temple Of Isis At Philae

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture , Unesco Site

    Address: Island of Agilika, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Philae is actually the island that the temple USED to reside on. The construction of the Aswan Dam led to the island’s flooding, so the UNESCO had the whole complex relocated to the Agilkia Isla...Read more

  3. # 3 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 512 times in trip plans
    High Dam

    Tags: Waterfront, View Point, River, Nature

    Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The area of the dam is pretty arid and beautiful. Located across the Nile river, the dam controls the flow of the river. The high dam, commonly known as the Aswan dam holds great import...Read more

  4. # 4 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 960 times in trip plans
    Unfinished Obelisk And Fatimid Cemetery

    Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery, Archaeological Site

    Address: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    So it’s a big rock project that no one finished. Big deal. It really is a big deal; this could have been the largest ancient obelisk in the world if it had been finished. It would have stood 42 ...Read more

  5. # 5 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 762 times in trip plans
    Nubian Museum

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: Nubia Museum, el Fanadek Street (Opposite Basma Hotel), 81111, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    The museum was brought about when UNESCO appealed to Egyptologists and archaeologists the world over to save Nubia’s relics from the rising waters of the dam-lake Lake Nasser. 60 expeditions res...Read more

  6. # 6 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 799 times in trip plans
    Elephantine Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, Neighborhoods

    Address: Elephantine Island, Aswan Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the oldest inhabited area of the region, deicated once upin a time to the ram-headed god Khnum. The northern end of the island is taken up by the Moevenpick Resort. The rest of the island offe...Read more

  7. # 7 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 591 times in trip plans
    Aswan Botanical Garden

    Tags: Island, Zoo, Botanical Garden

    Address: Kitchner's Island, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There was literally nothing to do on this island until the Ministry of Irrigation took one look at it and said “Hey, let’s build a Botanical Garden. Every place has one these days”. ...Read more

  8. # 8 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 232 times in trip plans
    Sound And Light Show - Philaetemple Of Kom Ombo

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Entertainment, Performance

    Address: Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details

    The famous Sound and Light Show at the Philae temple narrates the story of the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris. The narration digs deeper divulging interesting historical facts of the temple&...Read more

  9. # 9 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 292 times in trip plans
    Monastery Of St. Simeon

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery , Archaeological Site

    Address: Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The monastery here was built on the ruins of an older one and dedicated to St. Simeon. For four centuries the monks here practiced converting Nubians to Christianity till Saladin destroyed the place. ...Read more

  10. # 10 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 500 times in trip plans
    New Kalabsha

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: New Kalabsha, Near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Yet another site brought into being by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The temples and relics here were all relocated from their previous premised that have now submerged. These include: The Kalabs...Read more

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    Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa

    Tags: Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Tombs of the Nobles, West Bank, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This place just isn’t going to impress you until you know exactly WHO’s buried here. All I’ll say is that they were important… like, really important. Only six of the Old and ...Read more

  12. # 12 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 334 times in trip plans
    Sehel Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, View Point, Nature

    Address: Gharb Seheil | River Nile, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located about 4 kilometers south in the city of Aswan, the Sehel Island takes a place in the Nile to the north of the old Aswan dam. A visit to this island is an escape to peace. The scenic ...Read more

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    Ferial Gardens

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Ferial Garden, Kornish el-Nil, Aswan, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Corniche El Nil is a pleasant road on the east bank and it’s very southern end leads you to a pretty little garden. Though nothing stands out as such, it’s a nice place to stroll about in....Read more

  14. # 14 of 24 Things To Do in Aswan | Added 38 times in trip plans
    Kalabsha Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Kalabsha Temple, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    The Temple of Kalabsha or the Temple of Mandulis is an ancient and majestic structure in New Kalbsha. This Roman Period Temple dedicated to the sun god Mandulis was cut into 13 thousand blocks and was...Read more

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    Nubian Village

    Tags: Tour

    Address: Unnamed Road, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    The Nubian Villages against the backdrop of the west bank of the Nile River Desert escarpment look straight out of a historical landscape. Your journey will start from taking a motor boat ride to Elep...Read more

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