Aswan + Nubian Village
On the Nile: Aswan, Philae Temple & Nubain Village
Meandering the Nile we arrive at Philae Temple, said to be one of the burying places of Osiris. We continue to glide along the calm waters to visit the Nubian Village, one of Africa’s oldest civilizations. We finish the day with a camel dinner at Nubian Dream Restaurant and Cafe.
Aswan was the frontier town of Ancient Egypt facing the south. Because the Ancient Egyptians oriented themselves toward the origin of the life-giving waters of the Nile in the south, Egypt always was conceived to “open” or begin at Aswan. Ancient Egyptians built the Temple of Isis at Philae is dedicated to Isis, Osiris, and Horus. With the construction of the Aswan Dam, the Temple was moved stone by stone (50,000) to Agilka, a nearby island that is now a UNESCO site.
Two hours from Aswan by boat, we arrive at a Nubian Village on Sohail Island. Jumping off the boat to one of Africa’s oldest civilizations, you are blown away by one the most colorful photogenic places you might ever visit. Our only regret was that we didn’t allow for enough time to spend time in every shop!
Nubian Dream Restaurant and Cafe
After a long day touring Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae, and the Nubian Village, our boat pulls up to the Nubian Dream Restaurant and Cafe in Aswan. We sample fresh camel and delicious Egyptian dishes.
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