Aswan Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt, and the biggest in Upper Egypt! It
is also one of the favorite places for tourists to visit.
It is a major mining area for aluminum and iron as well as being a major stop for
the cruise boats, as most of the Nile cruises sail between Aswan and Luxor, and vice
versa. The local market is a very good place to do your holiday shopping, especially
as you will find the best types of fresh spices here.
Aswan, has a relaxed ambience and is less crowded than Luxor and Cairo. Aswan has
a typical Nubian atmosphere and the nightlife scene is not that pulsating
Aswan is Located about some eighty one miles south of Luxor, Aswan is one of the
sunniest cities of Egypt with a stunning African environment. Geographically the
land of Aswan is simply beautiful. The area of the city is quite small but picturesque.
If you are a tourist in this mystic land , enjoy the privileges of getting awed by
the splendid terrain of Aswan. Most of the terrain of Aswan is flat with a few big
and small hills.
Aswan almost a shopper's paradise. As you walk through the busy narrow lanes of the
Aswan, you are bound to be interrupted by the shopkeepers who would try hard to sell
The city has very good hotels, with the highest quality of standards and service;
the local people are amongst the most friendly that you will meet in Egypt.
Amongst Aswan’s most famous hotels, is the Old Cataract Hotel, which was built in
1925 (it is the most expensive hotel in Aswan today!). The hotel has witnessed many
of the important guests and dignitaries who have come to visit Aswan; it was where
Agatha Christie stayed when she wrote her book “Death On The Nile”.
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