When you want to spread out along the banks of the Nile then having a relaxation moment in ‎Aswan is the way to go. The tranquil interlude that the town provides when you have arrived from ‎the busier Luxor or Cairo makes this a destination that is immiscible. It caters for all tastes ranging ‎from the historic attractions such as the imposing Abu Simbel Temples to the Egyptian Cultural ‎Practices and stunning landscapes.‎

The Elephantine Island in Aswan
The elephantine island located in the middle of the Nile is a must thing place to see that you can’t ‎miss to tour. It’s deemed to be the largest Aswan archipelago that traces the ancient history of ‎Egypt. The island had a big fort that made it excellent as a defensive place for Aswan city and a ‎natural cargo transfer point during the Nile river trade. The island has a museum that houses the ‎mummified ram of Khnum who was the earliest deities displayed. The museum also showcased ‎the artefacts that are dated back to the pre-dynastic times. The granite step pyramid which is a ‎small shrine and third dynasty is the oldest ruin that stands on the island. The island is known to ‎have a rare calendar i.e. The Elephantine Calendar which is one of the oldest nilometers in Egypt.‎

The Temple of Abu Simbel
The temple of Abu Simbel is one of the most admired ancient man-made monuments in Aswan. ‎The complex has two temples which include the great temple and the small temple that were both ‎created during the reign of Ramesses II. The temple was deemed to be holy to Egyptian goddess ‎Hathor that making its location sacred. The gods of ancient Egypt Ptah, Amun Ra, Ra-Haroti, and ‎defied Ramesses II were dedicated to the Great Temple in Abu Simbel, while the beautiful ‎goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari were dedicated to the small temple in Abu Simbel. These ‎evocative ruins are closed at the moment for renovation purposes.‎

Unfinished Obelisk
This is a Northern Quarry that is characterized by many traces of the work of the ancient ‎stonecutters. This is what makes this place to be regarded as the best location that you can tour. ‎

Tombs of the Nobles
Aswan is honeycombed with the tombs of the Governors who were the Keepers of the gate of the ‎South. This tombs are referred to as the Tombs of the Nobles and they are still excavated. At the ‎moment 6 decorated Tombs are open for public viewing. ‎

A trip to Aswan High Dam
The Aswan High Dam is the most controversial projects in the recent history since it destroyed ‎many traditional Nubian villages and temples. The dam is succeeded to stop the flood of the Nile ‎that provided highly fertile soil for farmers. The high dam is situated in the south of Aswan city, was ‎built in 1961 to protect Egypt from the flood. During your tour of Aswan will discover the Nasser’s ‎lake which became the largest artificial lake in the world. The environmental connotations, ‎historical, political relationships that the dam provides make it a place for one to make a trip to ‎Aswan.‎

Explore the Ancient Temple of Philae
The ancient Temple of Philae is where the Egyptian god Horus is revered. Main temple in Philae ‎Island was dedicated to his mother the goddess Isis, now relocated to higher island after the old ‎dam of Aswan was built, and the half temple was covered by the water, although the temple was ‎erected during the Ptolemaic period, multiple ruins that are inscribed with the names of ancient ‎pharaohs like Ramses II, it displays the different periods in Egypt’s history and civilization.‎

Nubian Museum in Aswan
Showing the masterpieces of statues, coffins, weapons and mummies with the modern annexe of ‎the museum, The Nubian Museum provides wide knowledge on rich Nubian History, culture and ‎life that were comes from the Nubia land in south of Egypt. At the entrance onto Nubian museum ‎there is a scale model of the River Nile valley showing the Nile civilization and architectural sites ‎that achievement.‎

‎High Dam
Amidst all the relics of ancient Egypt, it is worth taking time out to visit the country’s great modern ‎technological achievement south of town. A highway runs across the top of the dam past ‎hydroelectric plant to an observation deck in the middle, overlooking Lake Nasser. The soviet-‎Egyptian cooperation that built it deserved something better than the ghastly gigantic monument ‎at the west end of the dam.‎