Near the Border with Sudan a Small Nubian village Located south of Aswan along Lake Nasser’s shore, has the most famous attraction in all of Egypt after the Giza Pyramids, the two temples cut into the living rock by King Ramesses II, The Two temples were moved from their original location in 1968 after the Aswan High Dam was built, which threatened to submerge them. The relocation was completed thanks to an international effort led by UNESCO, and the temple was admitted into the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Aswan is known for its beautiful Nile Valley scenery, significant archaeological sites and its peaceful aura. Its weather is warm all year round, which makes it a perfect winter destination.
The city provides splendid views and attractions to sail through the Nile with a felucca (Egyptian sailboat). The river flows gently from Lake Nasser, through various islands, surrounded by black granite and greenery. Sailing to historical sites, such as Philea, gives you an opportunity to explore Aswan’s rich history and culture. Other spectacular historical destinations include the Unfinished Obelisk and The Modern High dam.
Apart from Aswan’s historical sites, the city offers a unique cultural experience through the Nubian Village, known as “Gharb Seheyl”. Exploring the colourful village allows you to discover the last vestiges of the Nubian civilization that co-existed with the Ancient Egyptians.