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Abu Simbel (Abu Simbel)
Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was... more » Owner description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was covered in sand until May 22, 1813 which subsequently involved gigantic rescue operation as it was threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser. « less
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar... more » Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of Ramses II) with a deified statue of Nefertari and statues of Ramses II on each side of her. « less
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings; Islands; Religious Sites
Owner description: This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the... more » Owner description: This large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, features the magnificent Temple of Isis that was built in the late Ptolemaic and early Roman periods. « less
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Islands; Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in... more » Owner description: The buildings on this island were removed and relocated when the island was submerged upon construction of the High Dam in the 1960s. « less
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between... more » Owner description: This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan. « less
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins
Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music,... more » Owner description: The Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you to the time of the pharaohs. Enchanting you with melodious music, and bringing the ancient world to life around you, the show includes projections onto the temples showing how they once looked. The program is presented in a number of languages with the provision of ear pieces. It is an experience not to be missed, one that will make your visit to Abu Simbel the memory of a lifetime. « less
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Animalia (Aswan)
Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Museums
Owner description: Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three... more » Owner description: Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three parts1-traditional nubian house 2- museum shows fauna in nubia(Animals,reptiles,birds,fish,insects all stuffed)rocks and stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma. « less
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us... more » Owner description: At each Philae Sound and Light show, the Egyptian gods and goddesses are, like Osiris, resurrected before our eyes to tell us their life stories. What would Isis say today if she learned that her temple was allowed to sit in water for many years? She would not be happy with this, but she would be proud to know that, like her husband Osiris, Philae was reborn so that new visitors can see the glory of Philae year after year. ... « less
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Gardens; Islands

One of the more cooling places in Aswan, Kitchener's Island is home to the city's lush botanic gardens.  The popular spot was once the home of British General Horatio Kitchener... more »

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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Islands

The pictures in this article cover, mainly, the Northern end of the island where the Movenpick Hotel is situated This is a link to the ruins and museum at  The Southern End of the... more »

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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins
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New Kalabsha (Aswan)
Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Gardens

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.  The effect is lush and exotic... more »

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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins

This gigantic semi-finished obelisk, dating from the New Kingdom, would have weighed a staggering 1,197 tons if completed.  The obelisk was abandoned apparently because of a... more »

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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Parks
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Gharb Seheil (Aswan)
Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Cemeteries
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High Dam (Aswan)
Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Dams

The High Dam was built from 1960 to 1971 and measures 12, 562 feet across and created Lake Nasser.  The water power generates electricity for most of Egypt.  The Soviet sponsored... more »

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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Aswan Governorate
Category: Islands; Gardens
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