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Western Desert Oases Travel Guide

Al-Qasr

Of the many fortified Islamic settlements that dot the oasis, Al-Qasr is by far the most impressive. Seen from the main road, its mud-brick houses and minarets peer above lush palm groves and a small lake, and sit beneath the breathtaking backdrop of the Dakhla escarpment. The approach to Al-Qasr leads past the faceless modern village to a square with a new mosque.

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