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Short introduction about Aswan

On the northern end of the First Cataract, marking ancient Egypt’s southern frontier, Aswan has always been of great strategic importance. In ancient times it was a garrison town for the military campaigns against Nubia; its quarries provided the granite used for so many sculptures and obelisks.

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General Tips when you visit Aswan

  • Always keep a bottle of water with you.
  • Don’t miss your camera to take some pictures.
  • Have a professional tour guide during your trip
  • Pack with you some suitable clothes in summer & winter.
  • Bring your Sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Bring with you some snacks

Aswan General Highlights

  • Visit the great treasures in Aswan
  • Explore temple of Abu simbel
  • Explore Nubian culture
  • Explore Aswan High Dam
  • Explore Philae temple
  • Explore unfinished obelisk

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A temple

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Thutmose III

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Hatshepsut Temple

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Step Pyramid of Djoser: Egypt’s First Pyramid

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With its magnificent views of the Nile and its distinctive historical sites, many tourists who spend their holidays in Egypt pay Aswan a visit.

With a population of around 1 million people, Aswan has always grabbed the attention of many visitors to Egypt. Aswan is located around 920 kilometers to the South of Cairo, 229 kilometers to the South of Luxor, and more than 1400 kilometers to the South West of Sharm El Sheikh.

The word Aswan actually was derived from the word “Sono,” the name the Pharaohs called Aswan. The word means the large market as Aswan in ancient Egypt served as an important transit point and hub for commercial caravans from Africa to Egypt. It was also called the lands of the sun, referring to the warm sun and weather of Aswan all year long.

The significant importance of Aswan emerged as early as the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt more than 5000 years ago. It was the southern gate and an important stronghold for the army to defend the country and begin military campaigns towards certain places in Africa. Afterwards, all rulers of Egypt, from various dynasties, gave special attention to Aswan.

Aswan hosts many interesting monuments including the impressive Philae Temple, dedicated to goddess Isis, the High Dam, constructed during the reign of former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Unfinished Obelisk that illustrates the history and the process of obelisks construction in ancient Egypt.

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