Aswan is the largest city in Upper Egypt and the third biggest town in Egypt, located on the east bank of the Nile, it is the suitable place to stay for a few days, a marvelous city to walk around and enjoy it’s calm weather ,as it was a winter resort, so the best time to go there is in the winter when the days are warm and dry there.
Take a rest and take off tension, walk through it’s amazing historical places such as Nilometer of Khnum, Ruins of Abu, Nubia Museum, Aswan Museum, Aswan Botanical Gardens, Coptic Cathedral, Tombs of the Nobles, Unfinished Obelisk, Elephantine Island, Monastery of St Simeon, Aga Khan Mausoleum, Animalia, Baaba Dool, and Sharia as-Souq.
Experience Felucca ride on the Nile, a traditional wooden sailing boat, feast your eyes with the sunrise or sunset over the Nile and the scenes of the colourful Nubian villages while sailing slowly and witnessing many gorgeous monuments and sites. Explore more about the simple and natural life of the kind Nubian people, as well as the Nubian culture and shop for best types of fresh spices.
Get excited with Flying Carpet Tours that will take you to visit the marvelous Abu Simbel, one of the most amazing historical spots in Aswan, which reflects the glory and grandeur of the ancient kingdom of Egypt, experience a relaxing Nile Cruises while watching the panoramic views of the Nile River, and enjoy the buffet that services international and Egyptian cuisines.
Aswan was called Swan in the ancient Egyptian language, which means "the market", It was the main trading center of gold, slaves and ivory. It also was the main source of sandstone, quartzite and granite that was used in the construction of many monuments in Egypt.