Lake Nasser attractions are often off the beaten path but have become increasingly popular tourist attractions because of their immense historical value and because they are close to Aswan. Lake Nasser is one of the largest man made lakes in the world, and home to several ancient sites that were relocated to higher ground when the lake was being formed, including the Abu Simbel Temples. Many of these breathtaking ancient sites can be enjoyed while also enjoying one of our amazing Lake Nasser cruises.
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Learn About Lake Nasser Attractions
Anyone enthusiastic about visiting Egypt will know that Lake Nasser was created when the Aswan High Dam was completed. Known as one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, it is a destination in its own right, but it is also home to an astounding number of famous Egypt tourist attractions. From ancient temples to natural wadis, it is an often overlooked destination and we hope to convince you to plan a few days here when booking a trip to Egypt.
Not Just The Conclusion Of Your Cruise
A Nile cruise is one of those “must do” experiences in life, and the sights along the way are always unforgettable. However, your sailing days should not come to an end when you reach the dam at Aswan because you can also explore the waters and shoreline of Lake Nasser and take in some astonishing sights.
Naturally, the most famous of all Lake Nasser attractions is Abu Simbel. Spared from total destruction and relocated by an international team of antiquities and archeological experts, this massive temple of Ramesses II brings a huge number of travelers to the lake every year.
If you are hoping to take in a large number of top Lake Nasser attractions all at one time and in one place, you cannot beat Wadi El Seboua. This is a location that was chosen as a place for many other relocations when Lake Nasser was threatening ancient sites. Visitors to this spot find the gorgeous Temple of Dakka, the Temple of Amun, the Temple of El Seboua, and the small Temple of Maharraqua (noted for its unique winding stair).
Another of the popular Lake Nasser attractions is the Kalabshacomplex, also saved from the lake’s waters. The Temple of Beit El Wali is here, too, and was also something built during the reign of Ramesses II. The Temple of Derr is another of this pharaoh’s projects and is a prime example of rock cut architecture.
Lesser-Known Lake Nasser Attractions
If you are looking for other impressive sights and scenes, you need only book a Lake Nasser cruise or continue on the Nile in the area around the lake. These tours will let you witness some of the spots spared from floodwaters entirely by their natural locations. For example, the impressive Citadel of Kasr Ibrim used to stand high on a hill but is now an island in the Nile above Lake Nasser.
As you might see from this brief introduction to the Lake Nasser area, it is not just the final stop on a Nile tour. It is a destination worthy of time and attention. If you want to see some of the best spots, and the lesser-known but still impressive attractions, be sure to book one of our luxury Lake Nasser cruises. This guarantees that you don’t miss a thing, even if you have only a limited amount of time. At Egypt Tours Plus, you will find many options for Lake Nasser tours and you can combine them with any one of our other trips, or even just focus on this very special and unforgettable area of Egypt.
Last Updated on January 26, 2024