Currency in Asyut


Things To Do In Asyut

Visit Asyut Barrage

Until the Nile-side Alexan Palace, one of the city’s fi nest 19th-century buildings has been renovated and reopened, the most accessible monument to Asyut’s period of wealth is the Asyut Barrage.

Built over the Nile between 1898 and 1902 to regulate the flow of water into the Ibrahimiyya Canal and assure irrigation of the valley as far north as Beni Suef, it also serves as a bridge across the Nile.

As the barrage still has strategic importance, photography is forbidden, so you should keep your camera out of sight. Banana Island (Gezirat al-Moz) Banana Island, to the north of town, is a shady, pleasant place to picnic. You’ll have to bargain with a felucca captain for the ride: expect to pay around E£140 an hour. 

Stop By The Old Town

Located east of the station, is located on the bank of the Nile promenade cool. Go north to the bridge over the canal locks and continue until the dam Ibrahimiya Assy. Little Old Town, with or crowded bazaar, is located west of the railway.