Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Aswan is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Aswan a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Aswan.
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Abu Simbel Temples, Aswan, Egypt
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 them in the movie “The Mummy Returns” the temple with the four seated figures (they’re all Ramesses II). Built in the 13th century ...
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Nubia Museum, el Fanadek Street (Opposite Basma Hotel), 81111, Aswan, Egypt
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 rescued thousands of objects from hundreds of sites. The museum housing these relics opened 12 years later on a beautiful waterfall graded landscape.
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Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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 back in the days when the Philae temple remained flooded for about half a year and the reestablishment of the temple in 1960. Dur...
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08:00 am - 04:00 pm
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. The complex has an upper and a lower level. It was once surrounded by a 10 metre high wall, a feature that allowed it to function as a fortress. There...
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Island of Agilika, Aswan, Egypt
07:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 Island nearby.
The temple here is dedicated to Isis, the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility, and to her love for Osiris. Compared to most Egyptian...
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New Kalabsha, Near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
07:00 am - 04:00 pm
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.
The Kalabsha Temple: Erected by Augustus Caesar himself in dedication to Isis, Osiris and Mandulis. This had been a boon of sorts. Only three rooms are complete...