On a visit to Aswan you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Aswan. These places are what Aswan is all about. These must see places in Aswan will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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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Aswan Governorate, Egypt
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 importance as if it wasn't for the dam, the Nile river would be flooded throughout the year. A glimpse of the dam is bound to urge you to take a boat ride&n...
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Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 metres tall. The carvers were cutting it right out of the bedrock but abandoned their work when the stone cracked. It’s also famous because its ...
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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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Elephantine Island, Aswan Egypt
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 offers two Nubian Villages, Aswan Museum and some ruins.
Nubian Village: Siou and Koti are the two villages on this island. The villagers are quite aware...
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Kitchner's Island, Aswan, Egypt
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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”. Even if that’s not exactly how the conversation might have gone down, this place is still a pretty neat achievement. The whole island is the bot...
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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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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...