Siwa Oasis Egypt

July 6, 2019
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Siwa Oasis Egypt

Siwa oasis Egypt is a city in the Western desert (Sahara), about 300 km from the Mediterranean coast to the southwest of Marsa Matrouh, and administratively follows Matrouh. The wells and springs used for irrigation, drinking, natural water filling, and treatment, with four large lakes, are also scattered.

Several archaeological sites, such as the Temple of Amun, which witnessed the phenomenon of spring equinox twice a year and the graves of the Mount of the Dead, It includes several types of animal and plant life forms. Siwa oasis Egypt is home to approximately 35,000 people, most of whom work in agriculture or tourism. The desert continental climate is an oasis, it is very hot in summer, but its winter is very cold at night.

Siwa is renowned for its therapeutic tourism, with its natural ingredients available for alternative medicine. SUV safari is a popular destination for visitors to the Oasis. Some statistics indicate that Siwa receives about 30,000 tourists annually from Egyptians and foreigners. And classified a number of foreign and Arab sites in the 9 most isolated places on the planet.

The architecture in Siwa has a special and distinctive character. Traditional houses are built with a stone of arches made of salt and soft sand mixed with clay. Doors and windows are made of olive and palm trees. The art of embroidery and hand-made pottery are characteristic of the traditional craftsmanship of the oasis, which is topped by the Tajin tahini, and the traditional and beautifully decorated traditional dessert cooking utensils. The people of Siwa have a special day of harvest, which they celebrate when the moon completes the sky in October of each year.

Despite the occurrence of “Siwa” in the middle of the desert, but the freshwater spread in the back in the form of a large number of wells and eyes, up to 200 eyes flow daily of 190 thousand cubic meters of water, used for irrigation and drinking and natural water and treatment, and the amount of water from the well and one of the most famous of which is the hot, cold, sweet and salty, in addition to the sulfuric eyes.

These eyes include Ain Ghazrath, Ain al-Dakrour, Ain Qureisht, Ain al-Hamam, Ain Tamousa, Ain Khamisa, Ein al-Jerba, Ain Kilopatra is one of Siwa’s most famous tourist attractions. It is also known as Ain Juba or Ain Shams. It is a stone bath filled with natural hot spring water. Some claim it was named after the Egyptian queen who swam during her visit to Siwa. Some deny that this visit took place from the ground up.

Ein Fattanas: It is about 6 km west of Siwa and is located on the island of Patanas overlooking the salt lake and surrounded by palm trees and desert landscapes.
One eye: also called the “Great Sand Sea Well”, a hot sulfur fountain 10 km from the oasis near the Libyan border in the heart of the Great Sand Sea.

Ein Kigar: The eyes of the water used for the therapeutic purposes of rheumatic psoriasis are widespread. Ain Kigar is the most famous, with a temperature of 67 C and containing several minerals and sulfuric elements.


Saltwater lakes


It has an area of ​​960 feddans, Lake Siwa west of the city of Shali with an area of ​​3600 feddans, and Lake Al-Maraki west of the oasis in Bahi al-Din area of ​​700 acres. The oasis comprises several other lakes, including Lake Taghagin, Lake of the Middle and Lake Shayta. Lake Watanas is a tourist attraction located 5 km west of Siwa oasis Egypt, with the island of Watanas surrounded by the lake from three directions.

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