Situated on the west bank of the Nile, Sohag is located in the rural south of Upper Egypt. A great spot to relax and explore the meandering Nile by felucca, it’s also a major Coptic Christian area, and the tranquility of the location makes a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo or Luxor. Just outside the city you’ll find the famous White and Red Monasteries, which contain impressive historic artworks.
Great-value fares with Jazeera Airways make it easier than ever to visit friends and family, enjoy a holiday, or do business in Sohag. the busy city is home to some excellent shops and boutiques, while if you're looking for historical sites then the nearby White and Red Monasteries are well worth a visit. For more authentic Egyptian culture and a glimpse into the region's past, the town of Akhmim, across the river, is also worth including on your list of places to see.