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Aswan Destination Guide

Discover Aswan in Egypt

Aswan in the region of Aswān with its 241,261 habitants is a place located in Egypt - some 425 mi or ( 684 km ) South of Cairo , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Aswan

Local time in Aswan is now 07:18 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Suhaj, Qina, Naj' Tinjar, Naj' al Ghalalab, and Naj' al 'Amrab. When in this area, you might want to check out Suhaj . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Aswan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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High Dam - Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt

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tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor™ company) High Dam Aswan Supplying water and electricity to all of Egypt, this impressive two-mile dam was a 1960s ..

We like the Nubian people Crazyhippo's photos around Aswan, Egypt

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Train trip from Cairo to Aswan

2:57 min by Michael Cannon
Views: 708 Rating: 5.00

This is a brief look at our sleeper train trip to Aswan from Cairo, An overnight 12 hour experience. Avtually very comfortable. ..

Nubian Museum - Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt

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tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor™ company) Nubian Museum Aswan This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, ..


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Interesting facts about this location

El-Tabia Mosque

El-Tabia Mosque is a mosque in Aswan, Egypt. The mosque is surrounded by scenic gardens. The El-Tabia Mosque is located amidst a park on a hill in the center of Aswan. It reveals a typical architecture of central-dome mosques having an arched entrance, flanked in this case by two minarets, and the prayer hall beneath a central dome.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.09 32.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Mosques in Egypt

Kitchener's Island

Kitchener's Island (locally known in Arabic as Geziret an-Nabatat, جزيرة النباتات - translated as "island of plants"), is a small, oval-shaped island in the Nile at Aswan, Egypt. The Aswan Botanical Garden is located on the entire island.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.09 32.89 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Aswan, Botanical gardens in Egypt, Islands of Egypt, Islands of the Nile, Parks in Egypt

Unfinished obelisk

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons (1,066,621 kilograms).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.08 32.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Ancient Egyptian obelisks, Archaeological sites in Egypt, Open air museums in Egypt

Aswan Museum

Aswan Museum is a museum on Elephantine Island, in the south-eastern side of Aswan, Egypt. It opened to the public in 1912 and features Nubian artefacts saved during the construction of the Aswan Dam. In 1990 a new extension was added displaying findings discovered on Elephantine Island itself, like utensils, weapons, pottery and mummies. The museum is close to the Ruins of Abu, where excavations are still taking place.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.08 32.89 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Archaeological museums in Egypt, Aswan

Elephantine

Elephantine is an island in the Nile River in northern Nubia. It is a part of the modern city of Aswan, in southern Egypt. There are archaeological sites on the island.

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Located at 24.08 32.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Egypt, Aswan, Historic Jewish communities, History of Nubia, Islands of Egypt, Islands of the Nile

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temperature and rainfall during the year in Aswan