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Aswan is a city located in the south of Egypt, right below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser and is the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile. The city has a great population of Nubian people, principally resettled from their motherland in the area flooded by Lake Nasser.
REASONS TO GO
Relaxing on a felucca while it slowly sails down the Nile
The Monastery of St. Simeon
The awesome riverfront Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
The city lies on the east bank of the Nile and has a very relaxing atmosphere.
In the northern hills of the west bank are located the Tombs of the local nobles and dignitaries of the 6th Dynasty as well as the Temples of Filae and Kalabsha, from the Nubian Dynasty.
Close from Aswan is also possible to find the tomb of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan, known as the Tomb of the Aga Khan.From there you can easily get to the Coptic Monastery of St Simeon, constructed in the 6th century in honour of Amba Hadra, a local saint.
About 300 km south from Aswan is located the beautiful and majestic two temples of Abu Simbel: one of Ramesses II primarily dedicated to Re-Harakhte, and another of his wife, Nefertari, dedicated to Hathor.
BEST TIME TO GO
The climate of Aswan is typically Egyptian, being quite pleasant in the winter months and very hot and dry during summer.
HOW TO GET THERE
The airport is situated 20km south west of the city, on the west bank and south of the high dam. Public buses don't have connections to the airport, so it's probably better to take a taxi. It is important to agree the price in advance. There are several flights to/from Cairo, Luxor and Abu Simbel.
Aswan is compact enough to visit on foot. You can also travel around by taxi and horse-drawn carriages. To get to the sights on the river islands or on the West Bank, you will need to cross the river by motor boat or felucca.