Beyond the pleasure of strolling around the town centre and along the Nile corniche, against the background of the Eastern Hills, Minya doesn’t have many sights. That will change when the new Akhenaten Museum eventually opens. There is a souq (market) at the southern end of the town centre and the streets that run from it to Midan Tahrir are among the liveliest.

Hantours (horse-drawn carriages; per hour LE30 to LE40) can be rented for a leisurely ride around the town centre or along the corniche. Feluccas (Egyptian sailing boats; per hour LE50) can be rented at the landing opposite the tourist office for trips along the river.