Aswan is a charming and beautiful city, thanks to the Nile’s splendour and the kindness of its inhabitants. Those who are fortunate enough to visit this magnificent city have had the opportunity to tour a Nubian hamlet, mingle with the locals; and enjoy the Nile view from the village. The Nubian village in Aswan is an event that no one should miss since you will be able to enjoy; have fun, and know about Nubian heritage, traditions, food; clothing, and way of life while you are there.
The best method to get to the Nubian Community from Aswan is to take a speedboat from the little dock; which will transport him to Soheil Island; where he will find this lovely village on the Nile’s west bank. The simple act of taking a motorboat or felucca trip in Aswan is quite calming; and it allows you to appreciate the Nile and its cool fresh breezes. Another option for getting to the village is to use a car or hire a taxi to take you there.
Upon entering the village, you will be greeted by brightly coloured dwellings constructed using mud bricks made from a mixture of clay; water, hay, and sand in accordance with Nubian architecture. All of these materials are natural, making them less susceptible to house diseases. They’re also affordable; and the clay texture of the bricks isn’t changed by heat. Each house has a dome-shaped ceiling that is meant to spread the sun’s heat evenly throughout the interior. Furthermore, the Nubian people enjoy decorating their homes with basic yet pleasing colours; and they frequently draw shapes from Nubian culture on the walls of their homes, such as boats camels; and palm trees.
When you walk into a Nubian House, you will encounter nothing but descent, friendly; and hospitable people. They are the Nubians, who are known for their dark skin and unique Nubian language; which is not to be mistaken with Arabic. They do not attempt to teach the Nubian language to outsiders; which is an interesting fact about the language.
The ancient Egyptians named their area “Ta-Seti,” which translates “land of the bow,” because the ancient Nubians were recognized for their archery skills. Archery is the technique of using a bow to shoot arrows. Many Nubian rulers’ military strength relied heavily on their archery talents. Warriors were frequently buried near their archery equipment. Nubians were once known by another name, Kush, and there was a kingdom called Nubia; which was situated along the Nile in southern Egypt and northern Sudan; and was noted for its gold reserves.
Nubian communities are noted for being small and peaceful, and the interior design of a typical Nubian home is no exception. The extraordinary choice of House pet, the crocodile, is unusual; but worry not, since these pet crocodiles are imprisoned. The bodies of both living and preserved crocodiles were hung and revered in Nubian homes. The Nubians’ fondness for crocodiles derives from the ancient Egyptian notion that having a crocodile around will protect them and their family from the Evil Eye. Chickens and goats are two other common animals that you can come upon.
In a Nubian Village, there are a variety of things to do;
Shopping in Nubian shops for Nubian accessories, garments, and bags is one of the activities you can do while in a Nubian city. With its vibrant hues and Nubian symbols, it is sure to attract good notice when you return home. You can also purchase unusual spices such as cumin, cinnamon, curry, and several types of tea. Spices are ideal mementos to bring home from Nubia; as Aswan is famed for its original spices. You’ll find a number of great cafés and restaurants with a beautiful view of the Nile as you go through these amazing towns if you’re seeking for a drink and some rest & leisure.
Camel riding is another fascinating activity that you should attempt while in Nubia. Women and children can participate in a variety of exciting activities. Drawing henna tattoos on their bodies is a fantastic example of such an activity; and there are many Nubian women in the community who draw Henna that they manufacture from natural herbs and oils. The Nubian Museum is another excellent destination to see while you’re there.
This museum houses many masterpieces that depict Nubian culture; such as the tools they use; the clothes they wear, and the sports they engaged in throughout history; as well as artefacts from the villages of the Islamic; Coptic, and Pharaonic eras. Visitors to the Nubian village can also witness the palace of Nuba native and famed Egyptian musician Mohamed Mounir. The majority of the kings’ (called Mounir) songs are composed in Nubian. Nubians are well-known for their upbeat music and dances.