Aswan is known as the site of the Cataracts and has an extensive
history. Now with the completion of the High Dam, Aswan
continues to be in the highlights and adds one more tail
piece to its destiny. From the very beginning, it was the
gateway to the south and the natural route along which trade
passed from the heart of Africa to Egypt. The ancient Egyptians
named it Swnw (the market) because of its commercial importance
and the main source of the fine and coarse quality granite
from which builders and sculptors drew their supplies. Thanks
to its dry climate and unique situation, Aswan has justly
acquired an international reputation. For those who love
calm and repose, no better place can be found! Here the
Nile flows through granite rocks and the golden desert while
palm trees and farm lands cover the banks.
Most famous tourist attractions in Aswan:
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