Aswan Travel Guide

Aswan Travel Guide, Aswan, Egypt (B)

The city of Aswan, one of the main cities of the no longer existing country of Nubia, is by far the best place in Egypt to discover this millenary civilisation.

During my free day in Aswan, I took a felucca ride on the Nile River to contemplate the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands. In the afternoon, I visited the Nubian Museum of Aswan, the cultural centre of this unknown but fascinating civilisation, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk ever built and that never left its quarry as it cracked before it could be completed.

Halfway through my Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, which lasted for a total of 9 days and covered the main highlights of Egypt from north to south, I had a full free day to explore the Nubian city of Aswan. You can find the entire itinerary in my post Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival and first impressions of Cairo.

If you have a free day in Aswan, I’d say that a felucca ride, visiting the Nubian Museum and the Unfinished Obelisk are a must. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Aswan Travel Guide
Guide Location: Egypt » Aswan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Elephantine islands
  • Nubian Museum
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Helnan Hotel
  • Temple of Khnum
  • Archangel Michael's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
  • Tombs of the Nobles