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Always Enjoyable.

It was 47 degrees, but it was nice and breezy. Great shops and love the power selling atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carla H
via mobile
Fun visit at night

This market gets very busy at night. Locals and visitors wall around and shop for all kinds of... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Cacheandcow
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New York
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This outdoor market is a central feature of Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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"shopping experience"
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"buy spices"
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"street vendors"
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"no hassle"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was 47 degrees, but it was nice and breezy. Great shops and love the power selling atmosphere. "No hassle" is the standard phrase but they don't leave you alone till you do. So I learnt the Arabic for No =LA. 😀😀

Thank Carla H
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This market gets very busy at night. Locals and visitors wall around and shop for all kinds of things. It's a fun activity to do at night. As always, negotiate everything you want to buy in the market. The price every vendor first asks for...More

Thank Cacheandcow
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I would not recommend actually shopping here. There are different prices for locals as for tourists - and even for men as there are for women. They pumped up prices for the women in our tour group and easily dismissed any attempt to bargain. There...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

All egyptian street vendors are out to Cheat you as a tourist - more or less. It's not unusual to start with a price four times a reasonable level. Even after that you agree on a price after long bargaining you still pay double the...More

1  Thank pichuc0
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

The quality of commodities sucks They try everything to earn money from you Dead fishes scattered on the street All of their friendly greets are fake The worst market in Egypt Best choice? Skip this place.

Thank 有為 張
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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

After finishing your amazing trip in Aswan you have to visit Aswan Market to buy some sovonirs. You also can buy some special spices that you will never find it in any other place with same quality.

Thank Ahmedovic Q
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

The market area or Souk is basically one long street just one block East from the Nile bank almost all the way down to Aswan Railwaystation. The most interesting section for tourists is in the direction of the Railwaystation (walk towards the North). Prices asked...More

2  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

A place where you can see the real staff that made in Egypt , clothes , spices , accessories there are

1  Thank Felucca T
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Visit the market to buy your spices or cheap souvenirs. It's a bit busy and loud but still worth a visit.

2  Thank Norhan H
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I cannot speak to how markets and sites operated during the peak of tourism but I can say I felt sort of like a bleeding fish in a school of sharks. To be fair, people are trying to make a living off a grossly diminished...More

4  Thank Uniqueoutlook
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Response from Felucca T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s possible My advice to you is to check every thing before you buy , try to find small shops with local people or buy the material and let some one make it the size you want , there are so many shops that sell the... More
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