14 Epic Things to Do in Aswan that Are Actually Cool

14 Epic Things to Do in Aswan that Are Actually Cool, Aswan, Egypt (B)

Aswan was, without a doubt, my favourite city in Egypt. The temperature may have gotten hotter down near Nubia, but I was loving every second of this oasis by the river Nile. Aswan is a must visit for any traveller who ventures here and there are plenty of epic things to do in Aswan that are actually cool.

Luxor was known as Thebes in ancient Egypt and acted as the capital of the New Kingdom. Aswan, or Swenett, used to be the southern frontier of Pharaonic Egypt by the border of Sudan, then known as Medjay. Aswan’s quarries were also used to produce many of the ancient statues and temples we can see here today, including Philae in Aswan and the obelisks in Luxor’s temples.

Modern Aswan is also a thriving city due to the Sudanese trade and famous due to the controversial construction of the Aswan High Dam. This played an important part in stopping the annual Nile floods which would cause destruction in the city.

Then, add into the mix the fact you can take a visit down to Abu Simbel from Aswan and it’s the perfect place to base yourself for a few days of sightseeing. History, culture, shopping – what more could you want?! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 14 Epic Things to Do in Aswan that Are Actually Cool
Guide Location: Egypt » Aswan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: http://thirdeyetraveller.com/things-to-do-in-aswan-egypt/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Elephantine Island
  • the Nubian Villages
  • the Mövenpick
  • Philae temple
  • Old Cataract Hotel
  • The Unfinished Obelisk
  • Nubian Museum