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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
digitalroc
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Calgary, Canada
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Market of Islamic Law, though there is very little Islamic about this market, not to speak about... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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At this popular street market, enthusiastic shopkeepers actively vie for business from thronging passers-by.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good16%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
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Aswan, Egypt
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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...

3  Thank mariko-af-stockholm
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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

3  Thank Divadarling
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

First I will start with what I did not like: I didn't have more time to view all the shops! Give yourself plenty of time because this is a very complete market that has spices, gold, clothes, shoes, fabrics, fresh halal meats and plenty tiny...More

2  Thank 1NubianQueen
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

this is a very interesting souk (market) in the middle of the city of Aswan where locals sell many items peculiar to Aswan as well as nice souvenirs, herbs ...etc, go there at night to avoid sun and hot weather and be ready to haggle...More

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