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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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At this popular street market, enthusiastic shopkeepers actively vie for...

At this popular street market, enthusiastic shopkeepers actively vie for business from thronging passers-by.

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Great place for a cuppa !

As a single female traveller , I use sense when it comes to visiting markets / souks - watch your bag , smile , be polite , look for a bargain and dress sensibly ! Staying in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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3 Thank mariko-af-stockholm
United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the "souvenir" stalls were mainly gone and their places taken by shops selling goods that... More 

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3 Thank Divadarling
Aswan, Egypt
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 cafes to collapse in after you've walked your legs off!

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1 Thank 1NubianQueen
Alexandria, Egypt
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191 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 with the locals about the price, and enjoy this experience

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Thank minanabil77
Port Said, Egypt
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77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

You can find there the best quality of herbs, and spices in Egypt in addition to souvenir shops and gifts.

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Thank AMohsen
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I really dont like that kind of place and limited verity and so expensive things and people of bazar are very rude they even dont answer when you try to ask them.

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Thank Irfan S
West Midlands UK
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

As a single female traveller , I use sense when it comes to visiting markets / souks - watch your bag , smile , be polite , look for a bargain and dress sensibly ! Staying in Aswan there isn't a whole lot to do but people watch , where better than the market ? I had no problems such... More 

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2 Thank josoaper
Provo, Utah
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88 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

I echo Loulou's experience. I was at the tourist souk last month and I had $20 pickpocketed out of my camera bag that was hanging in front of me. If you are reading this before going to Aswan, please pay attention - around town and especially at the souk scarf, map, etc. "sellers" will approach you and they will spread... More 

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2 Thank Panu P
Melbourne
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56 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

My trip to the Aswan Souk ended in disaster when I had my purse stolen from my backpack. Looking back, I know who/when and how they did it, however at the time, I didn't feel a thing. Two people were following me closely as I walked through the market, one was showing me table clothes and distracting me while the... More 

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2 Thank loulou26_9
Camden, Australia
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Sharia el Souk appears to be the name of this market. Yet we found it referred to as the Souk of Aswan and can be found from your Nile cruise ship by following the sign "tourist market". It is very similar to the bizarre in Cairo. We went at night with a guide. We had a look around but bought... More 

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