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Aswan Botanical Garden

Aswan City, Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Aswan
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Kitchener's Island lies in the middle of the Nile at Aswan and is home to over thirty varieties of palm and tropical plants from around the world... more »
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McLean, VA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lord Kitchener had this island as his special retreat to recover from the battles in Khartoum a hundred years ago. He brought plants from all over the world to it. The gardens are very pleasant to walk through. But if you stop for a picture and anyone is near, you are asked for money, even from men working on the... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A nice break from termples, sand and crowded markets; a beuatiful setting in the middle of the Nile, where you can take a peaceful stroll among the natural marvels gathered here from most corners of the then brilliant British Empire (remember Cecil Rhodes "a British foot from Cape to Cairo"?)

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

An island in the middle of the nile. Great place for people who like green areas. You can take a walk around the beautiful gardens

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Cairo, Egypt
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Many of the world's plants and trees are there, great to visit riding the Feluca from Aswan, then talk a walk in the museum and around the island, then take a break on one of the cafes with a cold drink looking over the Nile and the surrounding sand mounds.

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Cairo, Egypt
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Well maintained and clean with great views. Just a shame that there were no flowers in blossom I presume in winter it is better

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

fantastic garden with so many old trees of different shapes and flowers so beautifully managed. excellent place for sitting alone to enjoy the Nile and Aswan with out noise, the bad thing is the expensive price for drinks in the cafe and haggling people selling staff at exit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Rare plants , perfect safe place for a family with kids, u can walk between trees and watch the wonderful plants, this attraction is normal for me, there are more interesting islands in Aswan to see like Kalabsha, Aswan Island.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

One can only reach the botanical gardens on kitchener island by boat. There are some places to have a drink, buy souveniers and there are wc's. One has a beautiful collection of trees and palms, bu did not see any flowers. The gardens more or less are the whole island, it has about 4 walkways the full length of the... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Grab a book with you and or a drink and enjoy this pretty island in the middle of the river Nile. have a walk and watch the rare plants from all over the world if you are interested or just lay lazily on one of the shaded chairs facing the Nile.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The crossing in a Dhow to the island gardens was an experience! The gardens are well signed and the plants clearly identified. A complete circuit of the gardens could take an hour or more under the shaded avenues of trees. The only down side is running the gauntlet of street vendors between the gardens and the embarcation point for the... More

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