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Aswan Travel Guide

'...wild beautiful birds, the still sweet air leaving you in a state of euphoria. This is the place of Aswan'. – Anonymous

Aswan, a strikingly attractive and historic town on the Nile, is Egypt’s southernmost city. The city has served a historic role as a prosperous market city built on the profits of the ancient caravan routes, and Egypt’s gateway to Black Africa. One activity that is an absolute must when you visit Aswan is taking a felucca ride – the Nile flows down into the area from the humongous High Dam and Lake Nasser, and watching this majestic vista from a felucca is an experience difficult to describe in words!

The ancient name of the city has been derived from the Egyptian symbol of trade.

Aswan is one of the driest cities in the world.

The Aswan Dam is one of Egypt’s biggest engineering triumphs and has been used as a symbol on one of their coins.


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