Philae Temple (Temple of Isis)
The ancient Egyptians constructed a temple dedicated to the important goddess Isis in the holy island of Philae in the Nile River. Isis was dubbed the Mother of God, the kings’ protector and healer, and life-giver. Due to the construction of the Aswan Dam and the High Aswan Dam, the island submerged. To protect the temple endangered by the river damming, a dam was built surrounding the island.
Visit the Spice Market
The spice market is situated in the heart of Aswan near the train station on the Nile banks. This favorite spot in whole Egypt, with its stalls full of spices, fabrics, various kinds of treasures, and silverware, is the best tourist destination to hunt for souvenirs. You’ll also find the best pepper, nutmeg, cloves, bergamot, saffron, cinnamon, Karkade, perfumes, and unique Nubian embroideries. Whether a shopaholic or not, don’t miss this market in Aswan.
Nubian Museum is the best place for history lovers and those interested in ancient Nubia’s culture to hear the story of a destroyed civilization by the rise of the Aswan Dam. You’ll find many black and white photos of the fantastic project of saving the Abu Simbel and Philae temples from the rising waters of the dam. The ethnographic section showcases a stunning collection of Nubian folk art and handicrafts. Remember to visit the Fatimid cemetery right behind the museum, which is a mud-brick mausoleum.
If you’re escaping from the noise of urban life, head to Elephantine Island. The largest island in the Nile is a perfect spot to wander around the peaceful streets of the ancient Nubian villages of Siou and Koti. These villages are well-known for their bright wall paintings sparkling the life everywhere in the air. It was a trading center for ivory in ancient times and a strategic departure site for the military during the Pharaonic period.
Temple of Kalabsha
The Temple of Kalabsha was constructed in honor of Mandulis, the Lower Nubian sun god. This ancient structure is the prime destination for tourists seeking to travel through time and explore Egyptian’s incredible past. Constructed under Augustus’s rule, Kalabshis famous for its historical records and wall inscriptions, and intricate stone carvings.
Aswan Botanical Garden
Are you a nature lover? So, Aswan Botanical Garden is just the perfect place housing Indian, African, and other global flowers, plants, trees in an area of 16 acres, offering you unforgettable scenery and breathtaking views of its natural beauty. You’ll find over 400 species of subtropical vegetation.
St. Simeon Monastery
St. Simeon Monastery was initially built in honor of saint Abba Hedra. In the 10th century, the fortress-like 7th-century Monastery was renovated in dedication to St. Simeon. From then on, monks traveled to Nubia dreaming of converting the Nubians to Christianity; at last, Salah ad-Din demolished the structure in 1173. Encircled by desert sands, the religious site was constructed on two levels, where the upper level is made of mud brick, and the lower is made of stone.
Aga Khan Mausoleum
Don’t miss out on visiting the Tomb of Mohammed Shah Aga Khan, located on the west bank on top of a hill overlooking the Nile. Enjoy the tranquility of the area on top and soak up the breathtaking views.
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