Abu Simbel, is a village in the Egyptian part of Nubia, about 240 kilometers southwest of Aswan and near the border with Sudan. It is best known as the site of the Abu Simbel temples, which were built by King Ramses II
Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.
The city is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of craft and folk art.