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We went to this market as it was close to our hotel. It is parallel to the Nile river and easily... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Pune, India
Aswan Old Souk

An interesting and cultural experience walking around the souk to shop. The vendors are the most... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Calgary, Canada
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At this popular street market, enthusiastic shopkeepers actively vie for business from thronging passers-by.
Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant market for locals and tourists. Buy leather goods and spices, and try local pastries. Parallel to Corniche.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We went to this market as it was close to our hotel. It is parallel to the Nile river and easily accessible. While we did not end up buying anything apart from water and some soft drinks (which were expensive as compared to the price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

An interesting and cultural experience walking around the souk to shop. The vendors are the most aggressive at this souk than others we visited while in Egypt. You can get some really good deals if you have strong negotiating skills, and don’t mind walking away...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Market of Islamic Law, though there is very little Islamic about this market, not to speak about law. Anyway this souk is not as busy as the ones in Cairo of Luxor. Mostly pedestrian zone one block East from the Nile bank. Avoid shopping when...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A mix of smells, spices, tourist goods, goods, garments. I recommend checking it out, but watch your pockets. Also, if you love a good bargain and the art of negotiation... visit Sharia el Souk.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AlexVisitstheWorld
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This market offers a great variety of spices, clothing and souvenirs as well as some local restaurants and cafes. But it is not for the faint hearted. It is important to have an idea on how much items are genuinely worth, as the prices are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Aswan market stretches for many blocks, the market had very few tourists,It is all colour, smells, and merchants with ever new and original spiels to get you to see their merchandise. They are not so aggressive as the tourist orientated spots, as the locals...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 735PLR
Reviewed 14 April 2017

an excellent place to spend your evening in a vibrant market with all its vivid coloured staff of souvenirs, herbs, hats, t-shirts, nuts ..... and so many other things, a must do

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Walked all the way through... and it was very pleasant to see people's daily life and local products there... one of the best souk in the Middle East...

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank mariko-af-stockholm
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We last visited Aswan in 2010 and I was interested to see what had changed in the Souk since the downturn in tourist numbers. I was delighted to see that the Souk remains vibrant and lively, bustling with shoppers and stallholders. What had changed was...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Divadarling
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