Here, we provide you with a lot of important details and information that any visitor to this beautiful city would like to know about Aswan. Aswan's oldest name is Swani which means the market because of its great position. To the south, it was considered the gateway to Africa with all its wonderful products such as stones, ivory, incense, and spices.
It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple and the majestic complex of Abu Simbel temple, one of the landmarks of Aswan High Dam. Philae’s ancient ruins include the columned Temple of Goddess Isis. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the third dynasty. It also has the High Dam and the largest non-nature lake called Lake Nasser the president ordered to build it. The people of Aswan are really friendly and generous. They have beautiful smiles, greeting personalities, as well as the origins of Egyptian customs and traditions in them.
With so many incredible locations and sightseeing to visit, you'll be spoilt for choice through our Aswan excursions! One of the best ways to see everything that Aswan has to offer is to take a 4-Days Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor and you will witness all the most amazing sights that you need to see in upper Egypt.
To the south of Aswan lies the largest man-made lake in the world lake Nasser which has submerged a lot of the Nubian monuments after the construction of the high dam some of them were saved and relocated and can be visited today through a lot of Egypt tours, as there are a lot of Egypt Nile Cruise Tours start sailing from to stop at Aswan and Luxor attractions. and Aswan Day Tours will pick you up at the closest shore if you would like to join our Egypt trips there.