|Local draught beer||$1.68|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.14|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$4.90|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$123.10|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$55.72|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$3.53|
Al Fashn is accessible and transverse by Upper eastern road and dessert tracks while all cheap flights to Al Fashn are directed to Cairo International Airport.
If you don't want to be caught in a very chaotic Egyptian tour, don't book your cheap flights to Al Fashn on the month of November which is the time when it receives heavy rain fall. Travelers can find scattered around the area mud-brick mastabas or ancient Egyptian tombs. You can take a private micro bus from a terminal in the town’s center to avoid the heat. To save a few bucks, go for the public mini bus but get prepared for the heat while on the trip.
It is amazing that these mastabas or Egyptian tombs are the so called el-haram el-kaddab or Fake Pyramids. It's unusual appearance; a flat-roofed rectangular structure marked with outward sloping sides is a fascinating contrast to the usual and common pyramids found in the Plataeau Valley. Al Fashn mastabas are not used by Kings or Pharoahs but only ordinary and noble citizens during the ancient Egypt used mastabas for their burial purposes.
With little tourist attraction, there is no place of accommodation or hotels in Al Fashn. If there is any, it is not suited for a tourist accommodation.
Locals are dominantly of Muslim religion and only about 8% of the inhabitants are Christians. There are recent reports of religious clashes in Al Fashn especially in the Village of Tala that could have been the reason why Al Fashn is considered an unwise choice for a destination while in Egypt.
However being an agricultural area, Al Fashn has a rural setting that entices quiet atmosphere. It may lack the grandiose of a modern city or the adventures of the Egyptian beaches but its green lush and tranquil surrounding offer an ideal place for those who seek to break away from the usual tourist hubs.