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El Fayoum Oasis Attractions

Egypt has many fascinating areas and oases, Fayoum is one of them. Fayoum oasis is located in a natural depression in Egypt’s western desert, near Cairo, and has amazing attractions and natural beauty because it is connected to the Nile River by a natural channel and Bahr Yusuf. Fayoum’s major landmarks date back to the Pharaonic, Greek, Islamic, and Coptic eras, which provide this city and make it fantastic.

Fayoum is a booming place to get away from the crowds, feel free and relaxed, and scout around the fascinating finds of Qarun Lake. It considers the large area of el Fayoum, which was once known as Shedet because it was the large center for Sobek the crocodile god. It has gone through many rules since the pharaonic, Greek, Roman, and Catholic eras.

Allow yourself to be pampered while visiting el Fayoum, where you can gaze at Qarun Lake, which is home to a variety of birds, weather, and an amazing view, then eager to visit the Valley of Whales, which is home to a variety of whale fossils and skeletons, and for adventure, el Fayoum offers Wadi el Rayan, where you can enjoy sandboarding over sand dunes, among other activities.

The Pyramid of Hawara

The Pyramid of Hawara, located about 9 kilometers east of the oasis of Faiyoum, was built for Amenemhet III of the 12th Dynasty in ancient Egypt. ...

Waterwheels in Fayoum

The waterwheels in Fayoum are among the most intriguing ancient structures in Fayoum, with over 200 of them straddling the canals. The wooden ...

The Petrified Forest in Fayoum

Discover a true desert experience at the world's largest petrified forest, located in Gabal Qatrani to the north of Lake Qaroun. It is home to ...

Qatrani Mountain

Qatrani is a low-lying mountain to the north of Lake Qarun. It is on the UNESCO Tentative List (date of submission: 10/02/2003) in the category: ...

Qasr El Sagha

The Qasr El Sagha Temple is located north of Lake Qarun, 101 kilometers from Cairo. The name Qasr El Sagha translates as "Goldsmiths' Palace." The ...

Qasr Qarun

The Qasr Qarun Temple dates from the Greco-Roman period and is located on the southwestern edge of Lake Qarun. It is 65 kilometers from El Fayoum ...

Medinat Madi

Medinat Madi literally translates as "the city of the past." A record discovered in the 9th century A.D. identifies the word "Madi" as the name of ...

Tunis Village in Fayoum

Tunis Village's Backstory The Tunis Village was founded in the 1960s by two famous Egyptian poets who encouraged locals to become artists, but it ...

Wadi El Rayan National Park

Wadi El Rayan is one of Egypt's most famous natural reserves, located less than two hours from Cairo. The natural reserve, which is part of the El ...

Qarun Lake National Park

Lake Qarun, some 80 kilometers southwest of Cairo in the Egyptian Fayoum region in the Nile Valley, is one of Egypt's most prized natural monuments ...

The Magic Lake in Fayoum

The Wadi El Rayan protectorate has the magical lake in Fayoum governorate. It is a little natural lake flanked on two sides by a large mountain and ...

Wadi El Hitan National Protectorate in Egypt

Do you think visiting 6000-year-old tombs and temples is like peeking into the past? Try Wadi El Hitan National Protectorate and watch whales that ...

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