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Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island.
Aswan Botanical Gardens are on Elnabatat's Island which was earlier known as Kitchener's Island. Lined with palm trees, it is a lush spot on the Nile in contrast to its arid surroundings.
The Ferial Gardens at the southern end of the Kornish Al Nile (Corniche) are a relaxing spot with great views of the river
The Mausoleum of Aga Khan on the west bank of the Nile contains the tomb of Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of the Ismaili sect and his wife Begum Om Habibeh
The 7th century Monastery of St Simeon on the west bank of the Nile is a Coptic monastery that was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Anba Hedra and later to St Simeon
The Nubian Museum traces the history of Nubia since pre-historic times and showcases the culture of the Nubian people
Qubbet el-Hawa (Dome of the Winds) is a site on the western bank of the Nile with rock-cut tombs of Nubian nobility mostly dating to the Old Kingdom (around 2000 BC) and a few from the New Kingdom
The Aswan Museum on Elephantine Island displays Nubian artifacts saved during the construction of the Aswan Dam and archaeological finds from ongoing excavations
The Fatimid Cemetery has mud-brick domed tombs from the Fatimid Empire and earlier, dating to the 7th - 12th centuries
The Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan is the largest known ancient obelisk
The Elephantine Island in the Nile has the Nubian villages of Siou and Koti, and the Temples of Satis, Khnum and Pepinakht-Heqaib