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      Aswan - Western bank
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  • Aswan - Western bank - Aswan
      Aswan - Western bank
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Western bank - Aswan
      Aswan - Western bank
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Western bank - Aswan
      Aswan - Western bank
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Aswan - Western bank - Aswan
      Aswan - Western bank
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

There are several tourist attractions on the west bank of the Nile opposite the south end of Elephantine. The ruined Monastery of St Simeon, situated on a hill in the desert on the west bank of the Nile. It can be reached from the riverbank on a footpath running up a desert valley opposite the south end of Elephantine. One of the largest and best preserved Coptic monasteries, it was founded in the seventh century and abandoned in the XIIIth because of water shortage.

The Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, built here, in accordance with his wishes, by the Begum, his French born wife.
The Villa Nur el-Salam, set in carefully tended gardens, which belonged to Aga Khan III is also situated there.

Unfortunately I couldn?t visit this part of Aswan because of time shortage. I could only admire by the buildings from the felucca and from the Botanical garden.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2007
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