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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Jun 09, 2013

    Aswan is wonderfully pleasant and lush. The lack of good hotel options here (at the time of our visit) was a detractor but I certainly wish we had stayed more than the 24 hours we devoted here. A nice jumping off point for Abu Simbel but other nearby ruins and the spectacular Nile scenery make Aswan special.

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    Sue Divine
    5 Jan 06, 2013

    Aswan I loved! On the beautiful Nile, where the water is clean enough to be drinkable (if that's even a word). Also, the people and energy in Aswan are wonderful! Met loads of amazing Nubians and had a blast singing and dancing and drinking tea with them all!!! In fact, I even recorded a song with the band from Isle Hesse, which is on iTunes! Woot! "Rise" by Nubian Fusion with Sue Divine. ... I would definitely go back there again and stay for an extended period of time... soo fun!

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    Ann.peter
    5 Dec 05, 2012

    The Luxor area of Upper Egypt was the Thebes of the ancient Egyptians - the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms. Today it is famous for its temples. Next to Cairo, this is the city holding the most impressive Pharaonic monuments. And they're bountiful too. Valley of the Kings, the Theban Necropolis and Karnak are all a few miles away from the city of Luxor,i visited Aswan with alltoursegyp.com

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    Laura Benvenuti
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Da Settembre a Maggio si organizzano dei viaggi sul Nilo in Feluca. L’itinerario classico inizia ad Assuan e termina a Luxor. Sarebbe molto più difficile fare il viaggio nella direzione contraria, perché la feluche si muovono a vela e andando verso sud nella direzione contraria devono risalire la corrente diventando molto più lente.

    From September to May organised trips on the Nile on a sailboat. A classic itinerary begins to Aswan and ends in Luxor. It would be much more difficult to make the journey in the opposite direction, because the feluccas move in sailing and going toward the south in the opposite direction to trace the current becoming much slower.

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    Ahmed Salah
    5 Jan 24, 2013

    بلد المناظر الخلابة

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    Jason Lim
    5 Jan 21, 2013

    marvelous view

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    Mohamed Belal
    4 Oct 11, 2012
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    dEstinY
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    4 Sep 11, 2012

    Really amazing

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    Bruce Run
    4 Jul 06, 2012

    lovely

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    احمد حسن
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    احلى البلاد بلدى

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    Semsem Monuir
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    i love thies acountry

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    5 Jun 28, 2012
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    5 Jun 25, 2012
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    5 Jun 23, 2012
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    3 Jul 09, 2011
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    5 Apr 06, 2013
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    5 Dec 06, 2012
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    5 Sep 22, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
22 member's reviews
1,954 people visited Aswan

Description

As both the end of the world and the genesis of the Nile in ancient Egypt, Aswan has a long, rich history as a point of interest and center of trade and tourism. It lives up to that history today as a safe, modern city waiting to be discovered. Often squeezed into the Egyptian tourist's itinerary as a home-base for trips into the surrounding desert (Luxor and ancient temples galore) or an ... read more
end-point on a cruise down the Nile, Aswan is a worthy destination in its own right. Despite the throngs of day-trippers, the city mellows as the sweltering heat of the sun diminishes. The esplanade is awash with vendors and cafes and is a beautiful boulevard to wander at night-- take a seat at a cafe and let yourself melt into the pulse and flow of life in Aswan. Felucca cruises at sunset offer breathtaking views of the Nubian landscape as time seems to freeze, the sun hanging on the horizon for what feels like hours. The city also offers numerous museums, temples and monuments to the natives of antiquity, all worth exploring. Elephantine island, an emerald gem in the middle of the river, is the meaning of luxury, offering resort hotels and beautiful temples and ruins. Aswan's distinctly Nubian rhythm and culture will intoxicate and enrapture even the most seasoned traveler.

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