What you need to know before traveling to Aswan

Aswan Province is in the south of Egypt. It enjoys some of the best weather that the country has to offer and is reputed to be the sunniest town. This has made the area a popular winter getaway destination since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Aswan owes its very existence to the presence of the River Nile and the river is said to be at its most beautiful around these parts. This part of Egypt is referred to as the Nubian lands. It is, of course, very famous for the Aswan High Dam for which some of the Nubian lands had to be controversially flooded at the time of its construction between 1960 and 1971. Vayama.com is able to arrange your budget hotel in Aswan.

As well as the Aswan High Dam, the area offers plenty for visitors to see and do. You may wish to experience the unique atmosphere of the souk markets in the center of town. You should also try to visit the Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and the El-Tabia Mosque. Travelling a little further a field, within this region, you should try to explore the nearby Nubian villages. From Aswan, you could also take a boat trip to either Elephantine or Kitchener’s islands. Aswan province has a good choice of cheap hotels to offer.

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