Aswan is recognized as a chilled alternative to big cities such as Cairo and Luxor in Egypt. Located along the banks of the Nile River, Aswan is the perfect destination to unwind for some days and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.
Here, you could take a walk down to the colorful streets of the Nubian villages or take a ferry across to Elephantine Island.
You could also opt for a camel ride to the desert monastery of St. Simeon on the East Bank or sip lots of tea on one of the riverboat restaurants while watching the lateen-sailed feluccas past-by.
Aswan is also home to lots of historical sites and temples but, it’s popularly perceived as a destination where you could kick back and watch the boats drift by.