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5 Best things to see & do in Aswan

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Temple of Isis at Philae

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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Front entrance of the Temple of Isis at Philae

Experience

One of the most beautiful Greco Roman temples, with the most romantic setting of all. Built in the 4th century BC, and dedicated to the goddess and her husband, Osiris.

Adult price 13

Good for age: 13+

Sail in a felucca on the Nile, Aswan

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

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felucca sailing on the Nile

Experience

Experience the Nile in the authentic way, sailing past evocative farmland and villages on a traditional felucca.

Adult price 8

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1-2 hours

Unfinished Obelisk

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

Experience

A colossal structure, left incomplete around 1500 BC, offers a unique insight into ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques. Had it been completed, it would’ve been the largest obelisk ever erected.

Adult price 5

Good for age: 13+

Aswan Dam

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Aswan Dam

Experience

Built between 1960-1970 to prevent flooding and generate hydroelectric power, this massive structure effectively created Lake Nasser, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes. It also famously required to relocation of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel.

Adult price 25

Good for age: 8+

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Monastery of St Simeon

  • Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt

The old and dilapidated St. Simeon's Monastery in Upper Egypt. An Egyptian stands in front of the ruin in a white robe and a turban. It's late afternoon. A blue sky with clouds.

Experience

This gem of early Christian architecture stands like a fortress amid the arid landscapes of Aswan. Abandoned in the 13th century, it a wonderfully atmospheric step back into monastic life in the 7th century. Half-day guided tours include a boat ride to the island and camel ride to the monastery – often the highlight of the tour!

Adult price 3

Good for age: 18+