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Western Desert Oases Sights

Badr Museum

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

The small, constantly evolving museum, which was built from mud-bricks by the local artist Badr ‘Abd al-Moghny, is a multilevel castle of the imagination, where exterior and interior staircases and bridges connect terraces and courtyards to exhibition rooms. Badr's clay sculptures and paintings of the Farafra people, the desert, and his surreal dreams are displayed here. Carvings of Arabic calligraphy and desert scenes also adorn the walls. Around the building Badr is

creating an almost grotesque-looking minidesert, with tree trunks that resemble camels and stones fashioned to resemble old women. The museum doesn't have set hours; if it's closed, you can ask about the artist's whereabouts at the nearby Nice Time Coffee Shop.

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Sight Information

Address:

Next to the school, between the main road and El Waha Hotel, Qasr al-Farafra, Egypt

Phone:

092-751–0091

Sight Details:

  • Free; donations welcome
  • Hours vary

Updated 12/31/1969

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