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Western Desert Oases Sights

Deir al-Kashef (Monastery of the Tax Collector)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

The mud-brick monastery overlooks one of the most important caravan crossroads in the Western Desert. The imposing ruin contains a honeycomb of hermit cells and once stood five stories tall. Below it are the ruins of a small church.

Sight Information

Address:

4 km (2½ mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga, Egypt

Sight Details:

  • £E30, combined ticket with Bagawat Necropolis
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Updated 12/31/1969

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