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Aswan Market

Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 2 Shopping in Aswan
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description:  This outdoor market is a central feature of Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost city.  Spices, textiles, souvenirs, Nubian baskets, jewelry, and clothing... more »
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this is the best place to buy herbs at all. It is also a good place to buy gifts and souvenirs. you will find there a lot of cafe and restaurants. you just have at the first to see most of the shops there before you buy , to have a good a knowledge about the roughly price and you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Apparently they shift modes, with more touristy stuff showing up during the high season. Was just there in August and it was a solid souk/bazar, with local residentis buying everything from groceries to auto parts. Fun to wander through and see the scene.

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Port Said, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Only shopping to buy gifts, souvenirs, the best spices and herbs in Egypt. Also contain local coffee shops.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Whilst our visit started off well, overwhelmed by the experience, it soon turned into 'I don't like it here, can we leave'! The hassle from pedlar's and shop keepers was far far too much. I got separated from my partner at one point and literally surrounded by sellers, am experience I didnt like. I am glad we visited for the... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This market (souk) is the largest spice market in africa, everything you can imagine is found there. free some time to walk around the market (because it is huge and very time consuming) smell the spices and herbs you don't know and watch the local crafts and ask about the new stuff for you and i guarantee you that you... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We visited a spice shop that our guide Tamer recommended. What a gem of a find. The owner took us around the market and introduced us to the different vendors - we felt welcomed and spent a few dollars on true treasures. Enjoyed our trek through this market! Much better than the souk in Cairo! I'd tell you the name... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The souk (market) of Aswan is full of interesting local crafts, delicious food and varieties of spices. It's streets are easy to navigate and moving through them quite easy. Right now the vendors have changed some of their stock to accommodate some of the locals because so few tourists are coming through. They are friendly, will offer you tea and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

There are a lot of interesting stalls in the market and the locals are here too so it makes for a great place to sight see as well as actually shop. Do be aware that there are a few pickpockets so guys on bicycles bumping into you and young children are normal. Apart from that the spice stalls colours are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Aswan is a very attractive town and compared to Cairo relatively clean and much less dusty. The bazaar here is not a bad place to spend an hour wandering - this is also a place where locals shop so it is not entirely for tourists. Once again becasue there are so few tourists visiting at the moment times are tough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011 via mobile

Really great and huge market! Vendors are not as aggressive as other street vendors in Egypt. Haggle hard! And enjoy

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