Explore the Beauty of Siwa
Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do
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Siwa Oasis one of the most mysterious of all Egypt’s oases and the most fascinating oasis in the western desert, Its history has not only been shaped through the ancient civilizations and the ages that witnessed.
But also by the contrast of the surrounding desert and the great sand sea so it has no equal for a cultural trip in Shali the oasis’ main town check out the strange ruins of the Shali Fortress which dominate the town center and walk along sandy paths to find the Temple of the Oracle, once visited by Alexander the Great himself, to consult the Oracle of Siwa. Finish your day by taking a dip at Cleopatra’s Pool, where the legendary queen herself is believed to have once swum. Don’t forget to buy some Siwan Crafts on your way, and spare an hour or two for a visit to the charming Siwa House Museum.
Overview of Siwa Oasis Best Places to Visit & Things to Do:
Siwa Oasis has many unique attraction we will cover it all during your Siwa Safari tours here an overview of the highlights of Siwa:
1-The Mountain of the Dead or ( Gabal Elmwata )
This small hill at the northern end of Siwa Town, is honeycombed with rock tombs peppered with amazing wall paintings. Its name is Gebel al-Mawta, means ‘Mountain of the Dead’ and most of the tombs here date back to the 26th dynasty and Ptolemaic and Roman times, these tombs were used by the Siwans people as shelters when the Italians bombed the oasis during WWII.
2-Hot spring in Siwa ( Bir Wahid)
One of the best Siwa excursion is the freshwater lake at Bir Wahed, 15km away on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Once over the top of a dune, you come to a hot spring, the size of a large Jacuzzi, where sulphurous water bubbles in a pool and runs off to irrigate a garden. Cooling down in the lake then watching the sun set over the dunes while soaking in a hot spring is a breathtaking experience.
3- Temple of the Oracle
This is the most important temple in all the Egyptian desert built in the 6th century B.C , and it was dedicated to Amun the main Gad of the desert who was responsible to supply them with water.This temple was famous in the ancient time and was reputed by that his priests used to tell the future its power was such that some rulers sought its advice while others sent armies to Destroy it.
4- Cleopatra’s Bath
Following the track that leads to the Temple of the Oracle and continuing past the Temple of Umm Ubayd will lead you to Siwa’s most famous spring, Cleopatra’s Bath. The crystal-clear water gurgles up into a large stone pool, which is a popular bathing spot for locals as well as tourists.
5-Quad biking in the great Sand Sea
Quad bike tour across a beautiful landscape surrounding Siwa Oasis, You’ll find several places in the oasis that rent out bike.
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