Minya is located roughly halfway between Asyut and Cairo, Minya is skipped by most travelers. The city of Minya is of considerable size, it has a university, and a fairly bustling atmosphere. As Minya is an area with a larger group of Christian.
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The region is rich in archaeological interest: the tombs of Beni Hassan portray in dazzlingly vivid colors scenes of daily life in Ancient Egyptian times; Tel El Amama is the site of the capital built by Akhen Aton out of which he hoped his new monotheistic creed would radiate and convert the world; Tonna’l Gebel is the ancient Hermopolis; and El Ashmounein (Greater Hermopoles) still boasts relics of temples and shrines from the 19th Dynasty to the Christian era.