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Aswan Top Attractions

kom ombo aswanThe ancient and the modern sites of Aswan are very popular and iconic tourist attractions and are a must in all the classical trips to Egypt. The high dam, the unfinished obelisk, the temple of Philae, the Elephantine island, the Nubian and Aswan museums, Kom Ombo temple, Edfu temple, and Abusimbel temples are the must-sees of Aswan. However, there is still many more other places to see such as the NUbian tombs, the Nubian houses, the Nubian village, and the temple of Khnum.

The High Dam
The high dam is located just at the south of Aswan 16 k.m from the city. It was built at the time of president Nasser to protect Egypt from the flood of the Nile river and to arrange irrigation. Nasser had to nationalize Sues canal to fund the project as the international bank controlled by the English at that time refused to fund it. The projet was started and achieved by the help of Soviet union. The last Nile's flood was able to cross into Egypt was in August 1960 just before changing the main canal ogf the Nile and preparing the foundation of the great dam. The dam is 111 meters high,...
Unfinished Obelisk
The unfinished obelisk in Aswan is a must see attraction, it is located just in the heart of one of the old reddish granite quarries that the ancient Egyptian used to cut stone and make obelisks from. The site itself is a breathtaking spot because of the ancient marks of cutting stones and the...
Philae Temple
Philae temple in Aswan is one of the charming temples of ancient Egypt, it was located originaly on the island of Philae which is in the Nile formerly in the first cataract. The temple was built on the island of Philae dedicated to goddess Isis, and after building the old dam of Aswan, the...
Edfu Temple
Edfu is a small sized city located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement, the town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237...
Abusimbel Temples
Abusimbel Is one of the most fantastic places in the world which is classified as a world heritage by the UNSECO. It was built by Ramses II who dedicated it to the four national gods of Egypt: Ptah, Ra, Amun, and himself -Ramses II-as a deified king, son of Ra. Besides Karnak, this is the most...
Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Is situated on the banks of the Nile some 23 miles north of Aswan, and is unusual in that it is dedicated to two gods, Horus & Sobek. Sobek was the crocodile god of Nile fertility, and the bend of the river here was once hom e to a large number of Nile crocodiles, which were held to be...


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