Aswan and Lake Nasser Travel Guide
Plan Your Aswan and Lake Nasser Vacation
Egyptians today take for granted modern control of the Nile: they open their faucets complacently, even if they don't always obtain the desired results. But in antiquity the river and its capricious annual floods were endowed with divinity and honored with all the force of the empire. The floodwaters acted as god and teacher, as the ancients learned the movements of the stars and devised calendars in order to predict the arrival of the inundation.
Aswan has relatively few hotel choices, particularly in the midrange. You can expect rates to be higher here than for... read more
Aswan's independent eateries serve Egyptian food with a Nubian flair. Other cuisines are found in hotel restaurants. The... read more
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Abu Simbel: Study the powerful yet serene face of the pharaoh on the monumental statuary on the facade of the Temple of Ramses... Read more
Lake Nasser is named after Egypt's most important modern-day politician, Gamel Abdel Nasser (Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasir), who broke the ties of... Read more
Isis is a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon. Wife of Osiris, she was responsible for bringing her husband back to life after his... Read more
As is the case throughout Upper Egypt, foreign tourists are not allowed to travel independently. All taxis and private cars carrying... Read more
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