Island is one of the strongest forts along Egypt's southern
borders, separating the Nile into two channels opposite Aswan.
is a Nilometer, which dates to the Roman period. Used until
recently, it shows the height of the Nile floods in Greek,
Demotic and Arabic. The Nilometer was settled by ancient Egyptians
who believed it to be near the source of the Nile. The ruins
of several stone temples from various periods can still be
Temple of Khnum, originally erected during the Old Kingdom,
a Graeco-Roman Necropolis and the Temple of Satet, built by
Practically the whole of Plantation Island which lies mid-stream,
near Elephantine Island, is a botanical garden, filled with
exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world.
It is the perfect place tospend a lazy afternoon in the shade.
island now houses the Temple and relics of Philae Island that
was submerged by the waters of the High Dam. The Temple of
Philae was dismantled and re-assembled on this island which
lies about 500 metres from the original Philae Island. A sound
and light spectacle is performed in various languages.