15 Incredible Things to Do in Aswan, Egypt

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Aswan is a beautiful city located along the Nile River, and it is home to some very interesting places to visit! Out of all the cities we visited in Egypt, Aswan was, perhaps, my favorite.

If you’re planning a trip to Egypt, then make sure to head to Aswan. This complete guide to the 15 best things to do in Aswan will help you plan your trip perfectly.

Explore the Temple of Isis (Philae Temple)

The walls of Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis, are adorned with murals depicting various events from her life, such as the birth of her son Horus or the mummification of her husband Osiris.

See the Unfinished Obelisk

One of the best things to do in Aswan is to visit one of these quarries to see the Unfinished Obelisk, which is the largest known ancient obelisk! Its creation was ordered by Queen Hatshepsut

Go to the Nubian Village

Another popular tourist attraction in Aswan is to visit the Nubian Village. Nubians are one of the most ancient civilizations in Africa. You can see how the Nubian people live, and they’re beautifully painted homes.

Visit the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel

The Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan is a historic 5-star resort. It was completed in 1899, and among those who have visited include Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Tsar Nicholas II, Jimmy Carter, and Princess Diana, to name a few.

Elephantine Island

Ancient Egyptians thought that Elephantine Island was home to Khnum, a ram-headed god who controlled the rivers. Visitors can wander around the Khnum temple ruins and learn more historical facts from an expert guide!

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