Aswan is situated downriver from the First Nile Cataract, Egypt’s southernmost city. From Old Kingdom times, this strategically important garrison town guarded Egypt’s southern frontier and was a base for military incursions into Nubia and Sudan. Located at the crossroads of an even older trade route, this town was also a prosperous marketplace where exotic goods were traded.

From embroidered galabiyas and coloured caps to aromatic spice, the chaotic Souq is tightly packed with a network of narrow alleyways making this Souq a fascinating place to wander around, completing an exotic and colourful atmosphere.

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