Aswan City Attractions
Aswan city holds some of the most important and enchanting tourist attractions in Egypt such as:
Abu Simbel Temple
The temple of Abu Simbel consists of two temples that were constructed around 1224 BC by King Ramses II to honor the sacred gods who are Amon, Ptah, Re-Hor-Akhty, plus immortalize his legacy of great achievements and victories like his triumph at the battle of Kadesh against the Hittites in 1274 BC and to showcase his affection to his beloved wife Nefertiti. The temple is celebrated on the 22 of February and October when the light enters the temple and illuminate the temple and the faces of the gods.
Kom Ombo Temple
The close connection between the Nile and Aswan city led to the creation of the double Kom Ombo temple in the Ptolemaic dynasty between 180-47 BC by the hands of Ptolemy V, Kom Ombo A.K.A the temple of Sobek "the crocodile god" is believed his tears is the Nile waters, the temple also honored the sky god Hours.
One of the immortal monuments that should not be missed is Edfu temple "house of Horus" which was constructed in the Ptolemaic period between 237 BC and 57 BC on the location which is believed to be where the battle between the sky god Horus and his evil uncle Set the desert god took place.
Philae temple was built in the Greco Roman period in 690 BC, it was the worship house of Isis Goddess of motherhood & the Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
The Unfinished Obelisk
The Location & Climate of Aswan City
Aswan city is located on the east bank of the Nile, 890 km (553 mi) south of Cairo in upper Egypt, 220KM (137 M) south of Luxor where it is by far the largest city. Aswan city is the hottest, the driest and sunniest city in the world as the average temperature in the summer months from May to September are 40 C (104 F) while in the winter from October to march the average temperature is 23 C (73.4 F). Aswan city is one of the least humid cities on the planet, with an average relative humidity of 26%, with a maximum of 42% during winter and a minimum of 16% during summer.