Aswan is a compact city and usually visitors prefer walking around the area. To the other sites around Aswan hiring a taxi is the most recommended. On the East Bank of Nile and within the Aswan Town, the Nubian Museum is among the prime attractions. The...more
Aswan is a compact city and usually visitors prefer walking around the area. To the other sites around Aswan hiring a taxi is the most recommended. On the East Bank of Nile and within the Aswan Town, the Nubian Museum is among the prime attractions. The Ferial Gardens is also a beautiful sight; visitors can enjoy a refreshing walk through the park. The area also has the Unfinished Obelisk, which is counted among the largest prehistoric obelisks. The obelisk is carved from bedrock.
On the west bank of the Nile are the Tombs of the Nobles, which date to the Roman period. On the River Nile there are a few islands that offer visitors with some exciting sightseeing opportunities. The Elephantine Island houses the Nubian Villages and the Aswan Museum. To the west of the Elephantine Island is the Aswan Botanical Gardens located on the Kitcheners Island. The garden houses several species of plants and birds. The Seheyl Islandalso has some good Nubian Villages. There are a number of visitors that make Aswan as their base for visiting the nearby temples of Abu Simbel.
Aswan offers visitors with a traditional shopping experience. The best place to shop in the city is the Sharia as-Souq. Some good things to buy in Aswan include Nubian handicrafts, perfumes, robes, spices, etc.
The Aswan International Airport serves Aswan. It is located about 25 Km from the city on the west bank of Nile. Taxis are available from the airport and ideally cost around 30 to 40 LE (visitors should bargain). Public buses are not available to and from the airport.
There are a large number of halal restaurants in Alexandria, almost all restaurants serve halal food. Some of the best restaurants in Alexandria include Ahmed, Mohamed Ahmed Restaurant, Foul Mohamed Ahmed, Abou El Sid Restaurant, IbnHamido, Abou Ashraf International Fish, etc.
There are a number of mosques in Aswan where visitors can stop for prayers. Some of the main mosques in Aswan include the El-Tabia Masjid, Sheikh Mohammed Hassan Mosque, Radwan Mosque, El ShaheedEssam Salam Mosque, etc.