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Sharia el Souk

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Sharia el Souk

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AdriZaAst wrote a review Mar 2020
Milan, Italy172 contributions51 helpful votes
Most of the shops sell the same Chinese tourist souvenirs, although searching thoroughly you can find some Nubian goods and pre-revolution higher quality souvenirs.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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786benedettom wrote a review Jan 2020
Milan, Italy16 contributions35 helpful votes
The Souk stretches quite a lot and is close to the Nile, so easy to reach from any hotel and/or cruise ships. Colorful and interesting, we loved the bakery shops and the gold sellers, as well as the fact that locals are not too pushy with tourists. If you enter the Souk from the direction of the Old Cataract Hotel, be aware of the first spice shop you'll find immediately on your right: it is run by a guy who speaks well five or six language and is quite amiable, but he is a crook!, will try to sell you some yellow/orange useless spice as if it's saffron, but it is not!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Martyn Cymro wrote a review Dec 2019
Coimbra, Portugal3134 contributions562 helpful votes
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This , for me, was the most interesting place in Aswan itself. The best way to find this is by going to the Aswan train station and the souk commences there. The traders did not hassle me very much and a polite, 'La, shukraan', (No, thank you), was always sufficient for them to turn away. There's a café called, 'Cleopatra's Cafe' about 100 metres into the souk, which has free WiFi, which I found to be a godsend. It was also a great place to sit and watch the locals pass by.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BenidormSanSeb wrote a review Nov 2019
France87 contributions12 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our wander through this souk. There were many more locals do their shopping there than tourists which is always a good sign. The shopkeepers didn't hassle us too much and when we did engage they were quite gentle but as usual be prepared to bargain hard!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Craig T wrote a review Nov 2019
San Rafael, California1051 contributions538 helpful votes
The nice thing about the Aswan souk, especially compared to the Luxor one, is that it is much more local, lots of things for actual Egyptians, not just tourist junk. You aren't hassled near as much as in Luxor and there are a lot less tourists here. We had lots of people just welcome us and talk to us because they wanted to talk to us, not sell us something. The tourist stores are much nicer, with things actually made in Egypt, not China There are nice restaurants and cafes. All in all, a lovely place to walk through and get some local flavor.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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