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Western Desert Oases Sights

Deir al-Kashef (Monastery of the Tax Collector)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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


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

Sight Details:

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


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