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Bahareiya Oasis

The Oasis was a major agricultural center during the Pharaonic era. Wildlife is plentiful, especially birds; crops include dates, olives, apricots, rice and corn. There are a number of springs in the area. N ear the Oasis are the Black and White deserts. The Black Desert was formed through wind erosion as the nearby volcanic mountains were spewed over the desert floor. Once you enter White Desert, a unique landscape of surreal wind-eroded rock formations can be seen, which is particularly magical at sunrise or sunset. As the moon rises over the white crags, it is easier to believe that you are surrounded by icebergs and snowdrifts or on a lunar landscape than in the middle of the desert.
Al Kharga
It is the biggest new valley oasis. Outside the main center is the Temple of Hibis, built on the site of Saite, Persian and Ptolemmaic settlement. .
Al Dakhla
The oasis is d ominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-colored rock. Fertile cultivated areas are dotted between sand dunes along the roads from Farafra and Kharga . The capital , Mut houses the Museum of Heritage, a traditional house. Rooms with sculpted clay figures are arranged to show different aspects of all Dakhla culture.

Known as the Land of the Cow in Pharaonic times, is an isolated village, of which the oldest part lies on a hillside, next to peaceful palm groves, a short ride away. There are hot sulfur springs at Bir Setta and El Mufid Lake where you can swim.


The Siwa Oasis is situated in the Western Desert close to the Libyan border. It is Egypt's most remote oasis town and the inhabitants have developed their own distinct Berber culture. A decent road and a small airport have certainly put the Siwa Oasis on the tourist map. Siwa oasis is known for its geographical beauty, hot springs and the fact that Alexander the Great traveled here to visit the Oracle of Amun.

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