Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and the ancient frontier town located about 8 miles south of Luxor. Aswan has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. It is one of the cities that are small enough to walk around and grace the most beautiful setting on the Nile.
In Aswan, the pace of the life is slow and one can spend relaxing days while strolling down the broad Cornish watching the sail boats pass by the Nile. Or enjoy a wide variety of seafood in one of the restaurants overlooking the Nile, while listening to Nubian music.
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