The town of Aswan in Upper Egypt marked the southern boundary of Ancient Egypt. It is one of the most beautiful places in the country with the town located on the east bank and the desert coming right to the Nile on the west bank.

The river is dotted with islands. Near the town, the two main ones are Elephantine and Kitchener. Kitchener's Island is the site of the botanic gardens, whilst Elephantine has a museum.
The important sites include:

  • Philae
  • Abu Simbel
  • Temple of Khnum
  • Temple of Horus
  • Temple of Sobek & Hatoeris
  • Lake Nasser & The High Dam