Aswan Market

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This outdoor market is a central feature of Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city.
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Joseph Spendlove
Derby, UK120 contributions
Great Market
Jan 2021 • Couples
Starting from the Train Station running parallel to the river all the way to KFC, the huge market starts off with the usual tourist stalls, then goes to the local market and then ends with more tourist places. Number one rule is to barter. Remember how much things cost where you come from and don’t be ripped off, unfortunately it’s normal for somethings to start at 200 LE and you ended up walking away with it for 20 LE, be ruthless when talking about the price and you have to be willing to walk away to get the best price. Great fun, highly recommend.
Written 24 January 2021
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Jamila
Riffa, Bahrain886 contributions
Nice market but expensive if you are a tourist!
Feb 2020 • Friends
I spent 3 days in Aswan and visited the local market mainly to buy spices and the famous Aswani peanuts, my guide took me to a spices shop that I found extremely expensive!
Written 18 February 2020
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bomi
Seoul, South Korea3 contributions
If you are north east ASIAN DON'T GO there
Feb 2020 • Friends
Just a small hat was 280 egyptian pounds. so I just walked away then the owner of the shop kept follow me and said "how much"*100times even he grabed my shoulder... he followed me around 10minutes. so I said "if it was 30 i would get it" then he said "okay" I was so upset so "I don't want to buy a hat from a liar" then he said "I am not a liar this is Egyptian price and You are not" "there's no problem now and I am not a liar"... everyone in this market just want to rip off me.

also everyone said China! Corona to me and my friend. even some shop do not allowed to Chinese come in. RACISM is just disgusting and not fun at all.
Written 14 February 2020
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Voyage595028
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The real Aswan (or any Egyptian )market rules
Dec 2019 • Family
The markets of Egypt in any city are mainly concentrated with souvenir, spices , lamps carpets shops etc. I had researched enough before going and understood that you bargain to half the price at these markets. Well I was mainly interested in souvenirs and to my surprise , the shops at the markets mainly were inflating the prices by almost 10 times. Did give away a lot of money for the first two days and then understood the pricing mechanisms. The souvenirs are amazing at Aswan and Luxor esp but buying from reputed shops esp hotel ones is sensible as they are not inflating the prices insanely. We had a lovely experience from shops at pyramisa hotel Aswan.
Written 15 January 2020
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Martyn Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,134 contributions
A Good Local Market For A Feel Of The City
Dec 2019
Unlike many market which are intended solely for the tourist market, Aswan Market is definitely one for the locals. You will see tourists wandering around here, but they are far outnumbered by local people. The market has a variety of shops which sells, clothes, spices, household utilities, cloth, vegetable and meat, among other things. There are also a few cafés, several of which have free WiFi for customers. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 29 December 2019
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wakebum2003
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
Almost got ripped off!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Almost got ripped off ! The provision shops selling drinks have a tourist price versus local price. And the amount they add on varies from shop to shop. We bought some drinks and witnessed the cashier scanning the same item 2-3 times. When we asked why they scanned too many times, they decided to give us a 4 LE DISCOUNT!and another person quickly take out the calculator to attempt to recalculate the amount, but reduce to show us the price of the items. We decided not to proceed with the payment. We found another provision shop, bought the same amount of stuffs but paid 1/3 the price the earlier provision shop was trying to sell us.

So , guys a word of caution when making purchases. Always be vigilant and watch what the locals pay and how they would calculate your purchases.

A trick is to buy one item at a time. Ask for the price first then you can decide if the price is reasonable.

Written 27 December 2019
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Ahmed AL-HABBAA
Qaha, Egypt515 contributions
Full of everything
Dec 2019 • Friends
Easy to access. Very near to train station and most of hotels. You can buy everything from there but be aware of prices.
Written 21 December 2019
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Ronald L
Longmont, CO1,828 contributions
Something for Everyone
Nov 2019
After dinner we took a walking tour of the Aswan Market. Located a couple of blocks off the main street this market offers fruits, vegetables, spices, meats, clothing and sundry items for both the locals and tourists alike. There was some high pressure tactics for selling their wares, but not like other venues. This was a very neat experience.
Written 13 December 2019
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JPDM 🌈🌈🌈
Austin, Canada52,747 contributions
Something authentic
Oct 2019
While you might see some tourists there, this is a true local market. Vendors are not overly agressive. As everywhere in Egypt, we found the people very friendly and always willing to have a photo taken.
You can walk for quite some time and some parts are narrower and more interesting.
Written 11 October 2019
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Greg S
Sydney, Australia1,571 contributions
Food, Souvenirs & Clothes
Oct 2019 • Couples
We visited this market as part of our tour to Egypt.
A lot of locals do their shopping at this market!
You feel reasonably safe at this market, providing your in a group!
Worth a look.
Written 10 October 2019
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