The serene Aswan lies on the East bank of the Nile, and is busy with tourists all year long. In ancient times, this trade hub was the source of stone for most of the empire.

Here are some tips you can make use of while in Aswan:

Don't miss
Trip to Abu-Simbel: A nice extension to your visit in Aswan would be a small excursion to Abu Simbel where you can enjoy the sound and light show at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is reachable by plane, train, or cruise from Aswan.
Nile Cruise: Remember that the best time of the year to go on a Nile cruise is during fall. The weather gets colder during fall in Aswan so its advisable to be prepared with some warmer clothing.
Aswan Museum: Pay a visit to the Aswan Museum on Elephantine’s Island; it’s a serene small museum housing an interesting collection of Greco-Roman artefacts that were found in Aswan and Nubia, such as the mummy of the sacred calf which symbolized Khnum. 
Folk Dances: Aswan is the hub of traditional Nubian folk dances: these are performed on special occasions as well as everyday for the sake of entertainment. Every night Nubian dancers and musicians perform in the Cultural Center.
Facts About: Aswan 
Population : 280000
Area Code : 97
Distance to Luxor : 220 km
Distance to Cairo : 925 km
T° in Winter : 10-25 °C
T° in Summer : 25-35 °C 

By Air
Aswan airport consider one of the moden and suficient Airports in Egypt, its about 25 KMs from the city and its operate all domestic and internationl flights 

By Train
The regular passenger and sleeper trains operate a number of regular lines from Cairo to Aswan and back. For more information, visit the Egypt railway authority website or the sleeping trains website.

By Bus
Buses carry passengers from Cairo to Aswan and back from two different stations.