Most of Bahariya visitors had at least one meal at El-Hayz cafeteria, and they did not know that El-Hayz is much more than just a redstuarant of a coffee place!! El-Hayz small vellages are situated 40 k.m southwest of Bahariya town from Bawiti. There are 4 important springs here, prehistoric artifacts, and the remains of Roman aqueducts.
Most interesting is the only well-preserved church in the Western Desert, near the hamlet of Ain Al-Ris. It was dedicated to St George and still has paintings on the inside of the mud-brick walls. Other Roman remains include Qasr Masuda, a large multi-storied fortress that had 13 rooms.