Nubia

Things You Must Know About Nubian Villages

In the depths of the south in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile, near the city of Aswan. There are Nubian villages, that have amazing unparalleled beauty, and natural environment.

Nubian villages, Characterized by natural geographical borders and historical ones, each of which is a tourist attraction in itself.

Nubians have inhabited these villages, which are famous for their customs, traditions, beliefs, history. and even their way of life and the places in which they live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the corridors of the villages, you will only hear the Nubian language, as Nubians have their own unique language which they do not teach to any stranger.

Discover the vibrant culture of Nubia, one of the oldest African civilizations. You must visit a Nubian village when traveling to Egypt.

Among all the attractions in Aswan, this may be the only trip that will attract your heart in every sense.

Nubians

The origins of Nubians go back to Africa and Sudan when they traveled in ancient times to southern Egypt for cultivation around the Nile.

They were famous for their skills in horse riding and archery with bows and arrows.

The Nubian people are very friendly and charming, and wonderful hospitality will await you in one of the Nubian family homes Nubian culture. The Nubian culture is still alive today.

 

 

 

 

 

Nubians are proud of their heritage, they love to show their crafts and sell traditional food, They are still making Nubian jewelry for wearing or selling to tourists.

Nubian women preserve their culture, continue to tell their children about ancient Nubian tales and stories, and teach them traditional Nubian dances and songs.

Nubians are still influenced by ancient Egyptian beliefs. They thought the crocodile body hanging above the door of the house could protect them from the evil eye, so you might find mummified bodies all over the gates of the village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elephantine Island

This amazing island is part of the beautiful city of Aswan, it is considered an important tourist attraction. Located just below the first estuary. There were two temples of the great Pharaohs Tuthmosis the Third and Amenhotep the Third.

Unfortunately, Muhammad Ali destroyed them in his attempt to invade Sudan. At the southern end of this island is the Nubian Museum.

Also, the Nubian villages of Siou and Koti are on the island. They are famous for palm groves There you will have an amazing experience of modern life.

And spend an imaginative time drinking tea with them and buying their handmade products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Crocodiles

Ancient Egyptians used to worship crocodiles, it was a prophylactic deity against dangers with repellent characteristics of evil.

For this reason, the Nubians embalmed crocodiles to prevent evil things and adopted them as tradition. There are some places that have crocodiles, you can see them while you are there, do not forget to take some pictures with the crocodiles.

 

 

 

 

 

Also, you find people who are draw henna on the body which will be an unconventional experience for you.

you’ll also find some great places to buy souvenirs, cafes and excellent restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

Nubian Kitchen

Colorful villages are not the only thing Nubians are known for. Nubian kitchen is common in all parts of the country.

Also, Nubians have been able to develop their kitchen from the things available in the local environment, The most famous foods are aljakud, alkabed bread and elkrmadid.

So do not miss this trip to discover the magical and wonderful world of Nubia.

See Nubian Trips:

Nubian Village Tours in Aswan

Kalabsha and Nubian Museum Tours in Aswan

 

 

 

 

Aswan tourism! Beauty waiting to be explored!

This is the complete guide about Aswan tourism explains a lot about the wonderful Aswan and it’s monuments.

Aswan’s location is below the northern-most cataract on the Nile,  marked the traditional southern frontier of Egypt with rival Nubia.

During ancient times, the Nubians people competed with the Egyptian kings for influence and territory as their power waned and ebbed.

But, Aswan remained the natural boundary between them.

Aswan was not only a political border, but also a natural economic intersection.

The city thrived as a trading center and passage between Egypt and the rest of Africa.

colour powder and spices, street scene at night, market in Aswan, Egypt, Africa

 

Aswan Location

In this complete guide about Aswan tourism, we will guide you through the amazing destinations in Aswan to help you have the best experience during your trip.

Aswan location is in Egypt’s southern-most, like Cairo, and Luxor, on the shores of the Nile River, at its first cataract.

Its north side lies about 750 miles of the Nile until it reaches the Nile Delta then the Mediterranean Sea.

What distinguishes this beautiful city apart from other touristic destinations in Egypt is that the buildings in Aswan only occupy the East Bank.

there are two islands in the river, with its barren West Bank’s dunes, literally, on the water’s edge.

The West Bank has few touristic destinations, really amazing, structures including the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the Monastery of St Simeon, and the Tombs of the Nobles.

Aswan is located roughly where the Eastern Desert and the Western Desert meet,

just north of the great lake of water created because of the Aswan Dam called Nasser lake.

Colorful Nubian houses

Aswan climate:

Aswan has a beautiful winter climate and is a popular visiting season from November until March with Egyptians as well as international travelers.

The temperature range is around 22-32°C.

Aswan is very attractive and considered the busy market center of the area.

Its old name of Swenet means ‘trade’

Archaeologists can trace Aswan history back until the ancient times

when there are some pieces of evidence that suggest that Aswan was the very first Egyptian community.

Aswan people had relocated from the desert dunes to the fertile Nile banks

Because of searching for a supply of fish, water, and fertile land on which to grow produce.

They were trading their goods and so they gain a big reputation as a trading center.

Highlights in Aswan

As Swenet, the city had the essential role of protecting Egypt at its southernmost boundary from invaders

Shreds of evidence say that Aswan stone quarries had provided the granite rocks known as Syenite,

for most of the stunning temples, obelisks, and columns built by the pharaohs, including the Giza Pyramids.

Today, Aswan is famous for its plenty of palm trees and tropical gardens, located beside one of the largest parts of the Nile River.

Aswan palm trees from the complete guide about Aswan tourism

As such, it has a lot of islands dotted off its shores.

Two of the largest islands are Kitchener’s Island, known for being full of exotic plants, and the much wider Elephantine Island.

Aswan Attractions: Beauty waiting to be explored!

Aswan’s location at the cataract has continued to customize its history even in recent times.

At the end of the 19th century, Aswan grew into a travelers’ destination

because of its warm winter As suitable weather attracting European tourists, who want to escape the cold in their homelands for some time.

Today, Aswan is still one of the must-see tourist destinations in Egypt.

It’s known for beautiful natural sights along the Nile and also the Nubian culture which still a great influence in southern Egypt.

Aswan sunset view from the Nile

According to Cairo’s frenetic pace and the high concentration of tourists in Luxor in its many ancient Egypt monuments, and museums, Aswan offers a more relaxed experience.

Aswan is the smallest of Egypt’s major touristic cities, but it also bears the distinctive mark of the more relaxed Nubian culture.

Tourists, who are interested in the ancient Egypt history cannot pass up Aswan

Because of the wonderful Philae Temple nearby, it’s location is on an island behind the old Aswan Dam.

the famous Abu Simbel Temples is several hours south along the banks of Nasser Lake.

Check out our tours to Aswan:

Kalabsha and Nubian Museum Tours in Aswan

High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple Tours in Aswan