Aswan and Lake Nasser Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Aswan and Lake Nasser - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Aswan 9

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The East Bank 3

The Islands in the Nile 3

The West Bank 3

Interior Lake Nasser Monuments 5

The Aswan Dams 3

Abu Simbel: the Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari 1

New Kalabsha 1

Philae: The Temple of Isis 1

Daraw Camel Market 1

Kom Ombo 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 8

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Dam 2

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Island 4

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

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Museum/ Gallery 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

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Al-Dakka

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Ptolemaic and Roman Temple of al-Dakka has been moved from its original site to a new one not far from Wadi al-Sebua. Dakka was originally...

Al-Derr

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Temple of al-Derr was moved near the site of Amada in 1964. It is a rock-cut temple built by Ramses II and dedicated to himself,...

Amada

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The main part of the Temple of Amada, dedicated to Amun-Ra and Ra-Harakhte, was constructed in the 18th Dynasty. Various 19th-Dynasty...

Aswan High Dam

  • Dam

Gamel Abdel Nasser's vision of a modern Egypt rose and fell on the construction of the dam, which began in 1960. It took Soviet financing,...

Aswan Souk

  • Market/Bazaar

You won't find fresh elephant tusks here these days, as in the past, but this is still a lively, colorful marketplace filled with Nubian...

Daraw Camel Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Known for its Sunday camel market, Daraw is otherwise a hot, dusty, and flyblown place. The camels come up from Sudan along the 40 Days...

Elephantine Island

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Sources attribute the name Elephantine Island to three possibilities: the elephant cult symbol of a predynastic Egyptian tribe; the ancient...

Kitchener's Island

  • Garden/Arboretum

Also known as the Island of Plants, Kitchener's Island is named after Lord Horatio Kitchener, famed for his campaigns in the Sudan at...

Mausoleum of the Aga Khan

  • Cemetery

The Fatimid-style Tomb of Sultan Muhammed Aga Khan III (d. 1957), leader of the Shi‘a Isma‘ili (Shi‘ite) sect, stands sentry over...

New Kalabsha

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The temples from the sites of Kalabsha and Beit al-Wali were moved to the island of New Kalabsha near Aswan. This rocky island, redolent...

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