Western Desert Oases Sights

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Kharga Oasis 11


Qasr al-Kharga 11

Bahariyya Oasis 8


Bawiti 8

Siwa Oasis 8


Siwa 8

Dakhla Oasis 8


Al-Qasr 4

Balat 1

Bashindi 2

Mut 1

Farafra Oasis 2


Qasr al-Farafra 2

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 18

Bath/ Hot Spring 3

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Cemetery 3

Geological Site 2

Information Center 3

Island 1

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 2

Museum/ Gallery 6

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 4

Town/ Village 1

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  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This was the first fortified settlement in the oasis, built on the site of the ancient Oracle of Amun, which lies ruined within its walls.

Bir Wahed

  • Bath/Hot Spring

This hot spring and picturesque lake amid dunes were created accidentally by exploratory drilling for oil in the late 1980s. The firm...

Cleopatra's Bath

  • Bath/Hot Spring

It's rumored that Cleopatra once swam in this freshwater spring east of town. Nowadays local men frequent the deep circular pool, while...

Fatnes Island

  • Island

Dubbed "Fantasy Island," it is a popular outing on the shimmering salt lake of Birket Siwa. The lush island is an ideal picnic spot and...

Jebal al-Dakrour

  • Town/Village

This spot is known for its traditional rheumatism treatments, which include being buried up to your neck in the hot sand that pours off...

Jebal al-Mawta

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The conical hill just north of town is honeycombed with tombs. The finest, the Tomb of Si-Amun, depicts a wealthy merchant with curly...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Siwans once inhabited a fortified settlement at Aghurmi, just east of Siwa town, but by the 13th century AD their numbers had been reduced...

Traditional Siwan House

  • Museum/Gallery

This house serves as a museum of Siwan domestic life, with a good collection of pottery, tools, jewelry, and clothing used until very...