Travel guide to Aswan

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Facts

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Local name
Aswan
Inhabitants
160,000
Timezone
When it is 12.00 in England, it is 13.00 in Aswan.

Best time to visit

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Aswan is the southernmost city in Egypt, and should be visited in the fall, winter or early spring - otherwise the heat becomes unbearable. The popular Nile cruises are operated all year round, though.

Literature

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Aswan and Abu Simbel: History and Guide

Accommodation / Hotel

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It isn't difficult to find a hotel in Aswan, as the city is one of Egypt's main attractions. Even though the large hotel chains dominate, you can still find smaller and cheaper hotels in the city. Book your hotel in Aswan here

Local transport

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Taxi

It's easy to get a taxi in Aswan, as the city has many tourists. It's relatively cheap to hire a taxi, especially if you know how to bargain.

Other transport

Aswan also has local buses, driving between the major attractions.

Special conditions

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Be sure to enjoy the sunset over the Nile in Aswan. It has a particular light, making it very beautiful.
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