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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Africa > Egypt > Aswan

Aswan. Pop. 200,000. Currency Egyptian pound (EGP). Language Egyptian Arabic. Time Zone GMT + 2 hours. Airport Aswan International Airport (ASW). Aswan is located close to the Aswan dam and Lake Nasser and approximately 680 km (425 miles) south of Cairo. Things to see include: Nubian Museum; Sehel Island; Elephantine Island; Kitcheners Island; Tombs of the Nobles; Kubbet el-Hawa; Mausoleum of the Aga Khan; Philae Temple; Kalabsha Temple; and by contrast The Aswan High Dam. A must do activity in Aswan is taking a felucca sailing cruise on the River Nile.

Aswan Hotels near Lake Nasser River Nile Egypt

Aswan Hotels Reservation including Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel Cleopatra Hotel Basma Hotel Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan Hotel Isis Hotel Aswan Travel and Tourism on Lake Nasser and River Nile.

Feluccas near Aswan and Lake Nasser River Nile Egypt

Philae - wikipedia

Philae (Egyptian: remote place or the end or the angle island) or Arabic: Anas el Wagud, is an island in the Nile River and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. The complex is now located on the nearby island of Agilika.

Aswan - wikitravel

Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. It stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist center. Its ancient name, Swenet, translates as "trade". It contains the island of Elephantine.

Aswan - wikitravel

Aswan is located in the south of Egypt, some 680 km (425 miles) south of Cairo, just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa, and many raiding parties began their travel south from Aswan.

Elephantine Island - wikipedia

Elephantine is an island in the River Nile, located just downstream of the First Cataract at at the southern border of Ancient Egypt. Confusing to some, this region is referred to as Upper Egypt because the ancient Egyptians oriented themselves toward the direction from which the river flowed. It may have received its name because it was a trading place for Ivory.

Felucca cruise on the Nile - wikitravel

A felucca is a traditional wooden sailboat and relies on wind and river currents for propulsion. The most convenient place to begin a Nile cruise is in Aswan. Boats leave daily for Kom Ombo, and the Nile current will guide the boat if winds die down.

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