Currency in Sohag


Sohag Travel Guide

Sohag Travel Guide

Sunny, unpolluted white beaches with captivating silhouettes of soaring mountains as a backdrop…nature at its purest prepared to heal sore bodies buried under its black curative sand…clean breeze, intoxicating worn out souls with its matchless freshness and melodic serenity… an ideal destination offering it all “Safaga”. The abundance of fresh mineral springs, black sand dunes, and unpolluted air allow Safaga to excel in offering rare and natural remedies for common illnesses such as psoriasis and rheumatoid.

Hence, explaining why Egypt’s first female Pharaoh; Queen Hatshepsut {recorded in ancient history to have suffered psoriasis} regularly headed from Luxor to Safaga to be buried under its black clay sand, setting the town as a treasured healing destination since ancient times.

Sohag is informally divided into the East District and the West District. Among the most notable regions of the West District are: Sidi Arefm Al Shahid (Arabic for the Martyr) and Gharb Al-Koubry (“West of the Bridge” neighborhood)

The East District is considered a more upscale district; it includes some of the most affluent neighborhoods of the city including 15th Street, Al Kashef Street, Jumhuriya Street, The Courts Compound, and The Technical and Agricultural Schools. Some of the most notable locales of the East District include: The Courts Compound of Sohag, City Hall of Sohag, Sohag University, Sohag Teaching Hospital, one of the biggest hospitals of the region and Multiple governmental directorates.

Many recreational areas including The Sohag Stadium and many parks including Al Zohour, an revitalized island park located in the middle of the Nile. Nasr City, the first satellite city to be built in the East District. It was established during the presidentship of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Today, Safaga has managed to significantly grow from being a small merchant port surrounded by an inactive village to become Egypt’s new thriving tourist destination. The city Sohag of itself encloses only a few archaeological sites, hence tourism represents but a small portion of the city’s income. Other sources of income include trade, small industries of carpets, furniture, spinning and weaving and sugar. Administrative and educational services are two big sectors of income