Archaeological tourism in Aswan, Egypt

tourism in Egypt

Philae Temple in Aswan


First, the city of Aswan

Aswan is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in the world because 

it contains ancient archaeological sites, stunning scenery, and a beautiful sunny atmosphere.

1- The most important archaeological tourist areas in Aswan

The Philae Temple in Aswan is one of the most important tourist attractions. It is


located on the island of Egelkia, which belongs to the administration of the city of Aswan. The island that embraces the temple is located in the low reservoir of the Aswan Dam, below Lake Nasser, and it was in the past located near the first waterfall 

of the Nile.

In the past, the Philae Temple in Aswan was flooded and the temple complex was moved to the island of Agilkia as part of the UNESCO rescue project.

The UNESCO rescue project was one of the largest and most complex projects, and it 

took about 9 years, and the temple was opened in 1980 AD.  

 This sacred temple was venerated in the Pharaonic era until the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine eras, and each era added its own.

Activities you can do

You can enjoy a cruise towards the island of Agilkia, where the Philae Temple of Aswan is located, where there are stunning landscapes and bright sun, and you can take some pictures

 Wandering on foot in the huge temples of Philae, which is distinguished by its unique architectural style, which covers most of the area of ​​the island of Agilkia

The Philae temples are distinguished by their huge columns full of inscriptions and decorations, and their walls full of wonderful drawings.

And do not forget to visit the Temple of Isis, which was built in honor of the goddess Isis. It is the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style in 690 BC.


From 9 am to 5 pm

Hotels near Temples of Philae

Basma Hotel is one of the best 4-star hotels in Aswan, which is about 4 km away from the temple

There is excellent service, delicious food, and the location is quiet and excellent

City Max Hotel is one of the best 4-star hotels in Aswan, 6 km from the Temple of Philae

The location is excellent, quiet, the rooms are comfortable and the food is delicious

Kom Ombo Temple

Archaeological tourism in Aswan, Egypt

The Kom Ombo Temple, which is located in the city of Kom Ombo in the Aswan

 Governorate and this temple is an unusual double

This temple was built between 180 to 47 BC and is considered one of the most important tourist interfaces in Egypt

The building has a double design and is unique, as it embraces courts, halls, palaces, and repetitive rooms of the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god HarurisHarris

The inscriptions in the temple of Kom Ombo refer to the ancient liturgy, which was similar to the one that took place at a time.

The temple includes many inscriptions and drawings and houses a few of the three mummy

 crocodiles that were discovered in the vicinity of the temple.

Activities you can do

You can walk and wander inside and outside the temple to see the drawings and inscriptions on the walls and columns and take memorial photos.

Inside the temple, it is distinguished by its dual design between the crocodile deity, the crocodile deity, and the falcon deity HarorisHarris

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