"The Local Luxor Souk" The Souks or Market Tip by MM212

The Souks or Market, Luxor: 15 reviews and 44 photos


Forget Ramses and Hatchepsut and do spend an hour or two walking through the local Luxor souk. It's a museum of incredible anthropological interest. Likely, the lifestyle and traditions of these merchant farmers and their customers have not changed in millenia! Various foods are sold; from vegetables and onions to chickens and intestines, not to mention other animal body parts. Ropes, fabric, clothes and more; everything that is used in the daily lives of the average local Egyptian. You can watch bread being baked as it has been for centuries, and women carrying cabbage on their heads as they have for nearly as long, while others are choosing the live chicken to purchase. For photos of a day in the life of the Luxor local souk, check out my travelogues: "Just Another Day" and "All Your Basic Needs".

Address: Sharia Ahmos
Directions: Continue north on Sharia el-Souq. The local souk begins where the paved pedestrian zone ends.

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2008
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