Aswan tourist attractions have a great importance and wonderful history. The beautiful city of Aswan is located 680km south of Cairo. Aswan is the old city of “Swenett”, which was important as a military station under every dynasty and it was also known as “Sono”, which means “the market”. The magnificent tombs in Aswan play also a great importance as they represent the old and middle kingdoms. These tombs are opened for visitors today so that they have an insight into the greatness of the Ancient civilization.
Aswan has many different customs and traditions, which make the city unique. Aswan was the great land of gold as it was the cemetery for the Nubian kings who lived in the area before. Aswan tourist attractions have a long history from folk arts, creative exchange, education, and civil engagement. Let’s meet some of the most well-known best Aswan tourist attractions and know more about their history. Check our best Egypt tours packages or Nile cruises holidays to have an unforgettable vacation in Egypt that includes witnessing these historical landmarks.
Aswan Nubian Museum Overview Aswan Nubian Museum is located in the Elephantine Island on the southeastern side of Aswan in Egypt close to the ruins of Abu. It was opened in 1912 and it features many artifacts from Nubia during the construction of the High Dam. Some discoveries have been found on the Elephantine Island […]
“the Temple of Ramesses, Beloved by Amun” These splendid Abu Simbel temples are located in a Nubian village in southern Egypt about 230 km southwest of Aswan near the borders of Sudan. They were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century B.C during the reign of the 19th dynasty pharaoh Ramesses II. These gorgeous […]
Philae temple is located in one of the most important monumental sites in Aswan “The Nubian City“. It was a rocky island that was called in Hieroglyphic “Apo” which means Ivory. It is located 12 km south of Aswan on Aglika Island, downstream of Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. It was originally located near the […]