The balmy climate makes it a delightful place in which to wind down from the hectic pace to any journey around Egypt. Besides visiting the monuments, spare time just to hang around, stroll along the river or glide around its island in a Felucca. And rub shoulders with the Nubians community, perhaps the most handsome and attractive of all Egyptians.
In ancient Egyptian the name Aswan means “market”. Start at the Bazaar along Sharia El Suk (Market St.). Among the phials of perfumes and sacks of spices are the fragrancy and colors of the town itself. The tourist souvenir stalls are at the north end. And the end of your sightseeing day, take a stroll along the Corniche riverfront promenade for an enchanting view of the islands and the feluccas.