Let’s visit some of the most favourite sites outside Aswan. We can arrange sightseeing by car, microbus or bus. If you wish to travel by Felucca or Motorboat we can arrange these excursions especially for you.
Abu Simbel Twin Temples
The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Ramses II.
The Abu Simbel Temples were relocated in their entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. Consisting of two temples. The larger one is dedicated to Ra-Harakhty, Ptah and Amun, Egypt’s three state deities of the time, and features four large statues of Ramesses II in the facade. The smaller temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, personified by Nefertari, Ramses’ most beloved of his many wives.
It is believed that the axis of the temple was positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, except for the statue of Ptah, a god connected with the Underworld, who always remained in the dark. These dates are believed to signify the birthday of the Ramses II and the day he ascended to the throne.
Temple of Kom Ombo
The Temple is an unusual double temple, constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, 180 to 47 BC.
The temple is unique because of the double design which meant there were duplicated courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms for the two sets of gods. The southern part of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek , Hathor and Khonsu. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to Horus.
Temple of Edfu
The Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus and is located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The City was once know in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC.
Gebel El Silsila
Gebel El Silsila is 65 km north of Aswan, where the cliffs on both sides are close to the narrowest point along the entire length of the River Nile. Gebel El Silsila is locate between Edfu in the north and Kom Ombo toward the south. It was used as a major quarry site on both sides of the River Nile from the 18th Dynasty to Greco Roman times. Silsila is famous for stelai and cenotaphs.
Sobek is the principle deity of Gebel El Silsila the god of the crocodiles and the controller of the waters.