The Most Famous of Aswan Tourist Attractions

If you are looking for the word beauty in the dictionary, then you will see the city of Aswan written below. It is known to be the gem of Upper Egypt and home to the Nubian people. Enjoy all of Aswan tourist attractions by boarding our magical Nile cruise and casting your eyes on the majestic Abu Simbel temple, Edfu temple, Philae temple and many more of the beautiful Aswan tourist attractions.

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2 Philae Temple Relocation Process
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February 21, 2019

Philae Temple Relocation Process

The Philae Temple Relocation Process The Philae temple is without a doubt one of the most beautiful destinations in Egypt. It is considered to be
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3 Abu Simbel Sun Festival
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February 21, 2019

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Abu Simbel Sun Festival "22nd of February - 22nd of October" Abu Simbel sun festival one of the best Egypt tours many tourists waiting for
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4 The Unfinished Obelisk
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February 21, 2019

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk One of the unforgettable monoliths of Aswan is the majestic Unfinished Obelisk. It is without a doubt the largest obelisk ever constructed
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5 Aswan High Dam
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February 21, 2019

Aswan High Dam

The High Dam is one of the most important Egyptian achievements during the last century. It was the new Era’s symbol of the 1952 revolution.
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6 Philae Temple
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February 21, 2019

Philae Temple

The History of the Philae Temple There are a lot of attractive temples in Egypt but not as hypnotic or mesmerizing as the Philae temple.
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7 Kom Ombo Temple
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February 21, 2019

Kom Ombo Temple

History of Kom Ombo Temple Kom Ombo temple is one of the most unique temples in Aswan and probably in Egypt. Kom Ombo means “The
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8 Edfu Temple
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February 21, 2019

Edfu Temple

Overview of Edfu Temple Edfu temple is the most preserved cult temple in Egypt because it was one of the last temples built during the
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9 Abu Simbel Temple
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February 21, 2019

Abu Simbel Temple

Overview of Abu Simbel Temples Abu Simbel temple redefines the definitions of words like Glory and miraculous, constructed by Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE) during Egypt
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You May Also Like Our Day Tours from Aswan

Here are some of our Aswan day tours if you are already in Aswan and want to explore Aswan tourist attractions, then you can choose the most suitable journey for you or visit our Egypt private tour packages if you want to discover all Egypt famous landmarks.

Luxor Day Tour from Aswan

Enjoy a private guided Luxor day tour from Aswan to visit Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut temple, Karnak temple, Colossi

Day Trip from Aswan to Cairo by Plane

Private one day trip from Aswan to Cairo by plane to witness the most famous landmarks in the capital of

Day Trip from Aswan to Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Enjoy a day tour from Aswan to visit Edfu & Kom Ombo temples from your hotel or Nile cruise in Aswan joining

Aswan Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy one day Aswan sightseeing tour to visit the most famous archaeological sites in Aswan "Nubian City" like the High

Day Trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Private Vehicle

Enjoy a private day trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan to visit Abu Simbel temples by a private A.C. car

Read More About Aswan Tourist Attractions Mixed by History

Aswan Tourist Attractions Mixed by History

Aswan is Known to be the home of elegance, beauty, and magic. The city is Located in Upper Egypt 890KM (553 M) to the south of Cairo and 220KM (137 M) south of Luxor.  Aswan used to be the southern front of Pharaonic as it stands at the foot of the Nile River. Due to the city’s location, it has a hot climate all year long, it is also A home Nubians who took Aswan as a home to escape the Nile floods. The city is known to be the house of the famous Aswan Dam that played a positive and negative part in the future of the city as it, unfortunately, led to the flooding the Abu Simbel Temple and Philae Temple which led to a massive rescue mission by the UNESCO. These Aswan tourist attractions can’t be missed during your Egypt travel packages.

How Aswan Came to Be?

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During Ancient times it was called Swenett and later as Syene which means the market because it worked as a trade center between Egypt and the Southern Lands. Its location was a key role in launching many expeditions to many African lands. The city is also blessed with a lot of natural resources like sandstones, granite, and quartzite which was used in constructing various artifacts and monuments like obelisks, pyramids, Shrines through the ancient ages of Egypt. In the new Kingdom Hatshepsut ordered the construction of a massive Obelisk was it was broken and remained in its palace and became known as the Unfinished Obelisk which is now one of the most important Aswan tourist attractions that can’t be missed during your trips to Egypt. Also, in the new kingdom, the glorious temple of Abu Simbel was built in 1244 B.C by Ramses the second to immortalize his legacy, this marvelous archaeological site is a must visited place of Aswan tourist attractions through your private guided tour of Egypt or Nile cruises. The city had a deeply religious nature as they worshiped the Goddess Isis the Wife of Osiris during the Greco-Roman period that’s why in 690 BC the Philae temple was built, also in this Era, in 237 BC, the temple of the Sky God Hours a.k.a Edfu Temple was constructed to honor his great battle the Evil God Set. One of the most unique temples in Aswan is the double temple of KomOmbo, built between 332 and 395 BC that pay respects to Sobek god of the Nile and Horus.

Aswan Tourist Attractions Today

In the modern era, a series of rescue missions and relocating took place in the 60s in Aswan by the UNESCO to save the Abu Simbel and Philae temples from being submerged by the floods caused by the Aswan high dam which was highly successful in preserving priceless artifacts and history. Aswan is one of the most visited places in Egypt as it embraces the Nile like any other city, that’s why it is known to be a city of miracles.