Bani Murr Tourism

Beni Mur (Arabic: بني مر‎‎, also spelled Bani Murr) is an Egyptian town in Upper Egypt located 8 kilometers north of the city of Asyut. According to local tradition, the town is named after the tribe of Beni Mur who hailed from the Hejaz region in the western Arabian Peninsula and settled in Egypt sometime during the Muslim conquest of the area. The former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser's father was born in 1888 in Beni Mur. Beni Mur is the site of the Church of Saint George which is visited annually on 1 May by local Coptic pilgrims. The church is small, with two altars, dedicated to Saint George and the Mary. A small mosque was built in the town in 1898 and the first primary school was opened in 1900, consisting of a single room.


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  • How safe is Bani Murr for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bani Murr.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 73.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.13 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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