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In Photos: The Majesty of Aswan’s Botanical Gardens

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In Photos: The Majesty of Aswan’s Botanical Gardens

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To many, Aswan is a desert landscape: restless winds and traveling dunes, Nile waters lapping at just-green, nearly-green banks, and men in jalabiyas teasing a fire. While not entirely misguided, Aswan is more than an open-air museum for the ancient and unmarked; it is a place of immense beauty and ecological diversity.

Nothing speaks more to the fact than Aswan’s Botanical Island.

As a natural reserve built on 17 acres of land, it houses some of the rarest, most perennial plants. With upwards of 380 species, the garden is home to everything from aromatic and medicinal trees, to the ornamental and tropical varieties, along with exotic fauna to match.

The finest way to experience its grandeur is in person; the second finest way is in photos.

Here is Aswan’s famous Botanical Island.

Photo Credit: Elias Rovielo
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Photo Credit: Malcolm Bott
Photo Credit: Zeinab Mohamed
Photo Credit: Malcolm Bott
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Photo Credit: Malcolm Bott
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Aswan Botanical Gardens | Aswan, Egypt Attractions - Lonely Planet
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Aswan Botanical Garden receives 3500 visitors during Eid
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Photo Credit: Egyptian Government Source

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With a heart for radio and an appetite for culture, Mona is a writer and illustrator based in Cairo. At the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she obtained a BSc and MA in Media, Culture, and Society, while actively writing for the faculty magazine. After graduating, Mona was an academic advisor at the American University in Cairo, as well as Managing Director of a small, campus-based advertising firm. Gears shifting, her knack for cultural research took over - enter: Egyptian Streets. Mona’s focus is tapered to issues of identity politics, culture, and social architecture.

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