In addition to the Abul Simbel temple, Aswan is a very popular tourist city in Egypt with many resorts along the banks of the Nile, temples, tombs and colorful life.
Experience on the Nile
The Nile has been worshiped by Egyptians for centuries. It can be said that without the Nile there would be no Egyptian civilization.
Boat ride along the Nile is a memorable experience for you to admire this sacred river. You can take a 5-star cruise from Aswan to Luxor, Cairo. The ship has full facilities, clean rooms; there is a private kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, a bar and a swimming pool on the roof. Boats along the Nile, in addition to watching the daily life on both sides, you can also visit the Nubian village or Philae temple located on the island of Philae. Tourists often buy the service 3 days 2 nights for the itinerary from Aswan to Luxor.
If you do not have much time, you can stroll the Nile in Aswan by Felucca sailing. Under the golden sunlight of the sunset, the white sails gliding on the wind will take you to relax on the deep blue river. On both sides of the shore are golden sands, lush green trees or colorful villages.
Every year, floods bring a lot of silt and minerals to the Nile Delta. However, this also affects many people’s lives because sometimes people can not control nature. Therefore, it is necessary to have a hydroelectric dam to prevent floods, regulate water sources for domestic and farming purposes and, more importantly, produce electricity to meet national needs.
In 1902, the British built Aswan hydroelectric dam. However, this project did not solve the problem of flooding and effectively treat hydroelectricity, so a new hydroelectric dam was inaugurated in 1970. Most tourists will visit the new more modern hydroelectric dam. The water reservoir of the new hydroelectric dam is 111m high and 40m wide. The water tank is connected to a canal called Toshka and the canal connects to the Nasser artificial lake nearby. Lake Nasser covers an area of over 5,000 km2 and is one of the largest lakes in the world.