Aswan is a pleasant town at the end of the rail line in Upper (southern) Egypt, 425 mi/680 km south of Cairo. It doesn't have the wealth of sights that Luxor has, but it's one of the most relaxing and scenic spots in Egypt.
Horse-drawn caleches parade along the Corniche, and feluccas drift down the river against a backdrop of sand dunes. In Aswan, you actually have the feeling that you're in Africa.
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