"The entry point to Upper Egypt" Aswan by ATXtraveler

Aswan Travel Guide: 634 reviews and 2,123 photos

Welcome to Aswan!

Aswan is one of the key cities to Egypt's livelyhood. It is the location of their High Dam, which keeps the mighty Nile from flooding every year, thus allowing the farmers throughout Egypt to have several crop growing seasons per year instead of just one.

Aswan is also the capital of Upper Egypt (Upper Egypt referring to the South of Egypt, because the Nile runs from South to North).

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  • In a nutshell:Visit in the non-summer months!
  • Last visit to Aswan: May 2004
  • Intro Written May 24, 2004
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  • Mar 8, 2008 at 4:00 AM

    Lovely page and pictures. volopolo

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    May 3, 2007 at 1:14 PM

    I miss this part of the world. Good page & it's really too bad that other people ruined the chance for you to visit the mausoleum. I think that's the way a few Turkish sites are going to end up--there was obvious disrespect in some places.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2006 at 12:50 AM

    Excellent page of one of the most beautiful places in Egypt. Thanks for the memories.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2006 at 6:04 AM

    Thank you for reminding us to take care of the opportunity to view things--it is a privilege, not a right. As the widow of Aga Khan showed, the privilege can be revoked.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 5:01 AM

    Spongebob Squarepants in Aswan!!!!

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 3:59 PM

    Great page!!! Thanks for sharing! I'll get down to Aswan in October too...can't wait!!! :)

  • awladhassan's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2005 at 1:19 AM

    Nice travelogues about a wonderful part of Egypt

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 1:40 PM

    Hi Martk Egypt is on our list for a visit Ashwan looks nice We will get there some day I hope ,you made a nice page Mark

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    May 22, 2005 at 3:09 PM

    Nice job! I guess logic would dictate most Egyptians live close to the river but I didn't know it was 95%.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2005 at 5:25 PM

    Aswan is a very nice relaxing place after visiting Cairo. Very good page.


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