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Aswan (أسوان) is one of cities in Egypt situated some 60 km south of Kom Ombo and 890 km from Cairo. The population of the the major city was estimated at 241,300 people according to the 2008 census Many people visit Aswan each year to take a look at its famous dams and archaeological sites.

Airport Aswan Intl (IATA: ASW) is 30 km away from Aswan and is the closest airport to it.

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1. Aswan Dam
Aswan Dam refers to two dams, both located near Aswan, Egypt. Most commonly today the name refers to the High Dam, which is the newer of the two dams at Aswan. Construction on the High Dam was completed in 1970, and has had immeasurable impacts on the Egyptian economy and culture. The earlier Old Aswan Dam or Aswan Low Dam was completed in 1902. The aim of both of these projects was to regulate river flooding, to provide storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate electricity. The…

2. Philae
Philae (Greek: Φιλαί, Philai; Ancient Egyptian: Pilak, P'aaleq; Arabic: أنس الوجود‎, Anas el Wagud) is an island in the Nile River and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt. The complex was dismantled and relocated to a nearby island in connection to the UNESCO project started because of the construction of the High Dam, after being partly flooded by the first Aswan Dam for half a century.

3. New Kalabsha
New Kalabsha is a promontory located near Aswan in Egypt. It houses several important temples, structures, and other remains that have been relocated here from the site of Old Kalabsha (Arabic: Bab al-Kalabsha‎, " Gate of Kalabsha; " Ancient Greek: Ταλμις, Talmis) to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

4. Unfinished obelisk
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected.

5. Sehel Island
Sehel Island is located just to the south of Aswan. Here there are many inscriptions in the granite boulders. These enscriptions were usually left by travellers marking either the start or end of their journey to Nubia.

6. Agilkia Island
Agilkia Island (also called Agilika island) is an island in the Nile River and the present site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex of Philae in southern Egypt. The complex was dismantled and relocated to this island when the building of the Aswan Dam threatened to flood the site.

7. Famine Stela
The Famine Stele is an inscription located on Sehel Island in the Nile near Aswan in Egypt, which speaks of a seven year period of drought and famine during the reign of the 3rd dynasty pharaoh Djoser. The top part of the stele depicts three Egyptian deities: Khnum, Satis and Anuket. In front of them, Djoser faces them, carrying offerings in his outstretched hands. It was perhaps made during the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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Aswan Dam

Aswan Dam refers to two dams, both located near Aswan, Egypt. Most

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Philae

Philae (Greek: Φιλαί, Philai; Ancient Egyptian: Pilak, P'aaleq; Arab

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New Kalabsha

New Kalabsha is a promontory located near Aswan in Egypt. It houses

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Temple of Kalabsha

The Temple of Kalabsha (also Temple of Mandulis) is a Ancient Egyptian

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Unfinished obelisk

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located

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Sehel Island

Sehel Island is located just to the south of Aswan. Here there are

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Agilkia Island

Agilkia Island (also called Agilika island) is an island in the Nile

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Movenpick Resort Aswan

starting $71

Pyramisa Isis Corniche Aswan Resort

starting $34

Orchida St. George Hotel

starting $19

Marhaba Palace Hotel

starting $30

Nile Hotel Aswan

starting $20

Nuba Nile Hotel Aswan

starting $15

Oscar Hotel

starting $7

Queen nourhan Hotel

starting $15

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