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Aswan is located in the south of Egypt, around 700km from Cairo and is a much more relaxed Egyptian city getaway compared to the likes of the capital city and Luxor. It is the smallest of the three major tourist cities on the Nile and it is also often considered to be the most beautiful due to its number of impressive sights and more authentic nature.
Budget holidays to Aswan are very readily available and the region can be reached from a few UK airports but only via connecting flights. The resort of Aswan has its own international airport which makes the rest of the region very accessible when you touch down at the airport. However, to get there you usually need to take a connecting flight. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more affordable holidays to Africa. Direct flights to Egypt tend to be around 7 hours long.
Aswan enjoys its busiest and most popular period throughout the winter months and all the way through to late spring. September through April is peak tourism and holidays like Christmas, New Year and Easter are extremely well-visited times of the year, so it is important to book in advance. In truth though, Aswan is a viable holiday destination all-year-round due to its warm temperatures and fairly stable climate. If you are travelling during the summer months, you will want to seek shade often because the city can really heat up.
One of Aswan’s most famous attractions is the Nubian Museum. It provides a very detailed history of the region ranging from prehistoric times to the relatively recent building of the Aswan Dam in the ‘60s. A fascinating few hours can be spent here. Another attraction in the city that is worth seeing is the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’, which is the largest known ancient obelisk carved directly out of bedrock. Other honourable tourist mentions in this city include the Aswan Botanical Gardens and the Tombs of the Nobles.
Aswan has a superb range of accommodation options that is largely made up of budget stays that are perfect for anyone looking to save a bit of money on their travels. Most of the hotels are 3-star or lower and you can find fairly basic amenities along with them. There are, however, a few mid-range and high-end hotels to choose from too including the highly-rated Movenpick Resort. Aswan also has a good selection of restaurants to choose from dotted around the city, with everything from seafood to kafta and kebab specialities on offer.
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