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Aswan is located in southern Egypt, on the eastern bank of the Nile River. As the southernmost major city in Egypt, it was once the frontier town of Ancient Egypt. The city itself is a busy market and tourist centre but also serves as a starting point for exploring historical sites like the Philae temple complex and the island of Elephantine, which holds ruins dating back to the Third Dynasty. The climate in Aswan is hot and dry year-round, with very little rain. Because of this, visitors can expect sunshine most days. If you enjoy being outdoors and exploring ancient sites, Aswan is a great destination to consider.

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Airports near Aswan

Planning a trip to Aswan? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Aswan.

Aswan International Airport

This is the closest airport to Aswan and is located just 16 kilometres southwest of the city centre. It is a commercial passenger airport with both domestic and international flights.


Luxor International Airport

Located approximately 215 kilometres north of Aswan, Luxor International Airport is another option for travellers. It is a larger airport with more flight options and is well-connected to major cities in Egypt and some international destinations.


Abu Simbel Airport

If you are interested in visiting the famous Abu Simbel temples, you can fly into Abu Simbel Airport. It is located about 280 kilometres southwest of Aswan and offers domestic flights from Cairo and Aswan.


Hurghada International Airport

Although not as close as the previous options, Hurghada International Airport is a popular choice for travellers visiting Aswan. It is located approximately 450 kilometres northeast of Aswan and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights. From Hurghada, you can either drive or take a connecting flight to Aswan.

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Things to do in Aswan

With a wide variety of attractions in Aswan, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Temple of Philae

This grand temple complex, originally located on Philae Island, was saved from the rising waters of the Nile during the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The painstakingly relocated temple complex is dedicated to Isis, a powerful goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. The beautiful carvings and statues offer a glimpse into Egyptian mythology and artistry.

Nubian Museum

Aswan's Nubian Museum houses a vast collection of archaeological artefacts chronicling the interesting history and culture of Nubia, a region extending from southern Egypt to present-day Sudan. The museum's collection spans thousands of years, with exhibits featuring mummies, pottery, statues, and everyday objects that provide insight into the lives of the Nubian people.

Unfinished Obelisk

This giant unfinished obelisk sits in a granite quarry north of Aswan. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the stone-cutting techniques of the ancient Egyptians. Experts believe that the obelisk, if completed, would have been the largest ever created, weighing over 1,200 tons. The huge crack running down its side suggests that the project was abandoned most likely due to a flaw in the granite.