Asyut in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

In the late 1980s Asyut was one of the earliest centres of Islamist fomentation, and there has been trouble here in recent years, although at the time of our visit it was calm and welcoming.


There are ATMs at Midan Talaat Harb and along Sharia Port Said.

Tourist Information

The very welcoming staff at the tourist office, which can look derelict when the doors are shut, can provide maps of the city and help arrange onward travel.