The twin temples at Abu Simbel are 2 of the best-preserved and most awe-inspiring of ancient Egypt. Discover them with a quick and convenient plane ride from Aswan. See the towering statues of Ramesses II and his queen as you learn about their intriguing repositioning in the last century. Enjoy... Continue reading
Kitchener's Island also goes by the names of both Plantation Island and the Aswan Botanical Gardens. Lying directly to the west of the Elephantine Island, Kitchener's Island was actually given to Lord Horatio Kitchener at the very end of the 19th century during the time when he was the actual... Continue reading
A Elephantine Island lies in the very middle of the River Nile and was once central to life in Aswan. Its plentiful religious attractions and temple remains are extremely historical .
The Philae Temple is an ancient landmark and stood on Philae Island for most of its life, close to central Aswan, although its future became threatened after the completion of the Low Dam, when the island remained flooded for much of the year. During this time the architecture was strengthened,... Continue reading
Many tourists visiting Aswan come to marvel at the High Dam, which has become somewhat of a local attraction in its own right. Built to control the summer flooding on the River Nile, construction of the Aswan High Dam commenced in 1960 and just four years later, the first phase... Continue reading
Egypt's most tranquil town is Aswan, set upon the winding curves of the Nile. Backed by orange-hued dunes, this is the perfect place to stop and unwind for a few days and soak up the chilled-out atmosphere.There are plenty of historic sites here and numerous temples nearby, Take the river... Continue reading