Palace of Culture
Sandwiched between the ruins of Abu and the Mövenpick resort are two colourful Nubian villages, Siou and Koti . Their shady alleys and...
Isolated in the desert to the west of the Tomb of the Nobles is the ancient Western Quarry , where stone for many ancient monuments –...
Aswan Botanical Gardens
To the west of Elephantine Island is Aswan Botanical Gardens, still often referred to by its old name, Kitchener’s Island. The island...
Haramein Foul & Ta’amiyya
A tiny takeaway place hidden among the low-rise apartment blocks, this is where Aswanis go when they want good fuul (fava bean paste)...
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Lonely Planet review
Between October and February/March, Aswan’s folkloric dance troupe very sporadically performs Nubian tahtib (dance performed with wooden staves) and songs depicting village life. Call to check about performances.