Bahariyya is one of Egypt's oases in the Western desert. it is 375 k.m south west of Cairo, however, it is considered part of giza governorate. It can be reached via Cairo-Bahariyya desert road. The name El-Wahat El-=Bahariyya means the northern oases. The main economic sectors are agriculture, iron ore mining, and tourism. The main agricultural products are guavas, mangos, dates, and olives. El-Bawiti is the city center and the main administrative area of Bahariyya, El Qaser comes in the second position in importance after Bawiti, while a few k.m to the east fall the villages of Mandishah and el-Zabu. El-'Aguz is a small village lies between el-Bawiti and Mandishah. Harrah, the eastern most village, is a few kilometers east of Mandishah and el-Zabu. There are many different kinds of tours to Bahariyya, all mainly to see the Golden mummies, the ancient tombs of Dynasty 26, the temple of Muftila, the temple of Alexander the great, and of course go into the desert in a Jeep safari adventure.
Temple of Alexander is about 5 km east of Bawiti, near the Valley of the Golden Mummies. It was built after Alexander the Great visited Bahariya in 332 BC on his way to consult the Oracle of Amoun in Siwa, or most probably after Alexander has reci... Read more: