Assyut Governorate lies 373 km south of Cairo.
THE MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL SITES
- Tombs of the Governors west of Assyut, the most famous of which are the tombs of Kheti und Zafa Habi.
- The Meir region - northern part of the Governorate - is 18 km from the city of Al-Qusiyyah.
- Deir Rifeh, south of Assyut.
- Deir Al-Gabrawi.
- Stands at the edge of the Eastern Desert near the city of Manfalout.
- Houses more than 100 tombs, the most important of which are Aba and Gawa.
- Deir Al-Muharraq.
- The site lies near Al_qusiyyah and dates back to the 4th century.
- It contains the earliest Egyptian Church, the Church of Al-Adra (the Virgin) with a magnificent painting of the Virgin and Child. The monastery was built on a site traditionally visited by the Holy Family during their flight to Egypt.
HOW TO REACH ASSYUT
- By daily airconditioned trains, scheduled at regular hours.
- By private vehicles, taxis and tourist buses.
- The Upper Egypt Bus Company organizes excursions to Assyut.
For information and reservation call Tel: 908635