Trains operate to major points. You can also ride a camel into the desert.
October to April
Visit the Harraq Monastery. Located a few hours from the city, it is home to an old mansion, beautiful trees, a library and a souvenir shop.
Alexan Palace highlights Assiut’s contribution to the Egyptian Civilisation and is a must-visit for its architecture.
Banana Island is a great picnic spot.