Get to Know Nubia: The Land of Gold in Aswan
Nubia is located in Aswan Governorate in Upper Egypt
And it is called the Land of Gold because of the treasures it possesses since the ancient Nubian civilization
Where Nubian art and the picturesque nature affect the place in general.
You can easily understand the Nubian characteristics that dominate the Nubian villages
Which turned them into the most famous tourist attractions that attract millions of tourists from around the world
And it’s considered the haven for Egyptian citizens who seek peace and beauty.
And of course, the people of Nubia have contributed to this by their popular heritage
Which is full of richness and diversity that distinguishes it from others in the rest of the valley.
The forms and expressions of the Nubian folklore are very authentic And cannot be seen elsewhere
So when you get there take a good look at the buildings, furniture, arts, ornaments, social customs and norms, and so on.
Places To Visit in Nubia – Aswan: –
1) The Island of Plants
The Island of Plants is one of the most important and most touristic places in the city of Aswan.
This island witnessed the arrival and visit of a number of important and historical figures;
Such as Nehru, the Prime Minister of the State of India, Joseph Tito, President of Yugoslavia, in addition to Queen Elizabeth.
The garden is divided into 17 basins, each of which includes a number of subtropical and tropical plants,
and the island is covered with corridors covered with pink black granite, and there is also a museum of aquatic and botanical life.
It is characterized by the presence of a number of rare and perennial plants of natural beauty,
Such as sycamore, ficus, mahoni, ebony, tamarind, eucalyptus, and kappa, papaya, and jackfruit trees,
And some of which are more than a hundred years old.
2) West Suhail Village
West Suhail is one of the Nubian villages, which was able to implement an eco-tourism program to attract foreign tourists to it,
and most of these tourists come to the village via Nile boats / Cruises
On an enjoyable tour before reaching the village and spend an enjoyable time in a Nubian way.
The Nubian houses are the most prominent characteristic of West Suhail
As the people of the village were able to transform their homes as if they are living in a Nubian
painting, filled with bright colors, topped by domes that protect them from rain and spread warmth in winter over Its inhabitants, Humans, and crocodiles.
The Nubian House also includes a shelter dedicated to raising Nile crocodiles,
pointing out that the Nubian is famous for hunting crocodiles and raising young ones,
And tourists are keen to take pictures with small ones and feeding the large ones,
Which are placed in an iron cage from the top with cement walls.
3) Nubian Museum
It’s a unique architectural masterpiece, and one of the most important tourist attractions in Aswan
The idea of its establishment appeared during the International Campaign to Save the Antiquities of Nubia
And it was adopted by UNESCO, and studies were prepared for the construction of the museum in the early eighties,
And it came to light in the late nineties.
The museum consists of three floors, and it contains 5,000 artifacts representing the stages of the development of Nubian civilization and heritage
The most famous of which is the skeleton of a 20,000-year-old human that was found in 1982 in the Kobaniyya area in Aswan.
The museum’s exterior display includes 86 unique pieces
Of large statues and monumental paintings of various sizes, as well as an archaeological display
About the history of Nubia through different eras, and the daily life in ancient Nubia.
The Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan Governorate is one of the most famous ancient temples in Egypt
As the great Abu Simbel temple is due to its association with the phenomenon of the sun crossing the face
of the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II twice a year, the first corresponding to October 22 and the second February 22 of each year.
The temple is distinguished by a unique architectural design,
As its façade is pocked in the rock and decorated with four huge statues of King Ramses II
And the facade is followed by a corridor leading to the interior of the temple,
And its walls are decorated with scenes recording the victories of the king and his conquests.
Including the battle of “Kadesh”, in which he defeated the Hittites,
In addition to the religious scenes that depict the king in his relations with the ancient Egyptian deities.