The Temple of Horus at Edfu is well known as the most impressive and the most preserved of all of the Egyptian temples along the way between Aswan and Luxor. It is a must visit stop by all of the Nile cruise ship lines that make the trip.
The beautiful temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis is considered one of the most picturesque all over Egypt. It is situated on the island of Aglika Island to the south of the old Aswan Dam and you must take the motor boat to reach the island aabove which the temple is built. The temple was relocated to its current location following the construction of the High Dam, which would have been completely submerged under the rising water.
The High Dam in Aswan is the most important project in modern Egypt to save the country from the destructive floods and the sever droughts and to generate power, when the construction of the dam began in 1960s , it was the most essential part of President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s effort to develop the country for all Egyptians. While the dam is certainly not the largest in the world, it is an impressive engineering marvel nonetheless, over 360 feet in hight and 12,500 feet is the width.
The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period.
Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae.