Western Desert Oases Sights

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Al-Kharga 11

Siwa 8

Bawiti 7

Al-Qasr 4

Bashindi 2

White Desert 1

Bir al-Ghaba 1

Balat 1

Mut 1

Qasr al-Farafra 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.


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

While the two vividly painted Roman-era tombs that made this windswept necropolis famous have been closed for many years, it is still...

Ancient Rock Inscriptions

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A collection of inscriptions on a sandstone outcrop just off the highway near Teneida, some 45 km (28 mi) east of Mut, attests to Dakhla's...

Antiquities Office

  • Information Center

The local antiquities office sells a combination ticket that includes admission to the five major sights—the Mummy Exhibit, the Tombs...

Badr Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The small, constantly evolving museum, which was built from mud-bricks by the local artist Badr ‘Abd al-Moghny, is a multilevel castle...

Bagawat Necropolis

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Hundreds of mud-brick chapels spill over the crest of a hill at this early Christian cemetery. They date from a time between the 4th...

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...

Bir al-Ghaba

  • Bath/Hot Spring

The "forest spring" is a hot spring traditionally reserved for visitors. It lies in a small forest of eucalyptus trees, reached by a...

Black Desert

  • Geological Site

South of Bawiti lies the Black Desert, a Martian landscape of orange sand and black peaks formed by a string of ancient volcanoes. Off-road...

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...


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