About Farafra Oasis
Farafra Oasis is a small fertile spot in the midst of the Western Desert of Egypt. It is one of the four oases of the White Desert National Park and is located about 300 km southwest of Cairo. The area is known for its unique and stunning landscape with an abundance of hot springs, palm groves, fruit orchards, and mud-brick dwellings. Farafra Oasis is also home to some of the most beautiful and magnificent rock formations, including the famous crystal mountain and the white desert with its surreal chalk and limestone formations. It has a rich history and culture that dates back to ancient times and has been an important stopover for caravans traveling between Egypt and Sudan. Today, Farafra boasts a blend of modern and traditional culture, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking adventure, relaxation, or a glimpse of authentic Egyptian life.
Things to See In Farafra Oasis
The White Desert
The White Desert is a chalky area found in the oasis’s northwestern corner. It has natural shapes that attract tourists. Winds have carved several rock formations in the shape of mushrooms, as well as white stone pillars, chalk walls, and conical walls.
It is the capital of the Farafra Oasis and is composed of mud bricks that are the ruins of structures from the Roman era.
This deep self-flowing well is located six kilometers west of Farfara, and its water temperature reaches 24 degrees Celsius all year. A tourist hamlet with a restaurant, café, swimming pool, and open areas has been created beside it.
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