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City of Aswan

Visit the city of Aswan

Introduction

The southern frontier city of Aswan lies on ancient caravan routes and is steeped in Nubian culture. It's one of Egypt's most romantic cities, with a beautiful riverside setting on the palm-lined Nile, a sunny climate and a gentle pace of life. The Nile at Aswan is truly beautiful, with feluccas gliding down from the Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser.

The city lies on the east bank of the Nile and is easily navigable on foot, although it's wise to wander during cooler times of the day. The Nubia Museum, which features a colossal statue of Rameses at its entrance, is a good way to spend an hour or two.

In the middle of the Nile is Elephantine Island, opposite the Corniche. It can be reached by ferry or felucca and is believed to take its name from the grey rocks at its southern end that resemble bathing elephants. It has some interesting ruins and two Nubian villages, as well as the Aswan Museum, with exhibits of pottery, jewellery, mummies and other artefacts from ancient Egypt and Roman times.

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Sanctuary Nile Experience

8-day luxury river cruise from £1,540 pp incl. flights

This river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV takes in everything from the Valley of the Kings to the great temples of Aswan. And, spread across a total of eight luxurious days, it's a truly relaxed way to explore the highlights of the Nile Valley.

Best of Egypt

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,435 pp incl. flights

For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime.

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