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The Magic Lake in Fayoum

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The Magic Lake in Fayoum


The Wadi El Rayan protectorate has the magic lake in the Fayoum governorate. It is a little natural lake, flanked on two sides by a large mountain and on the other by vast sand dunes.

It is known as the magical lake because it changes color multiple times during the day depending on the time of day and the amount of sunshine. Swimming and camping are both possible at the lake.

It also provides an excellent opportunity to take amazing photographs while relaxing by the lake and taking in the landscape.

Things to do by the Magic Lake

Things to do by the Magic Lake in Fayoum
Camping by the Magic Lake in Fayoum

The lake is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, who come to enjoy its peaceful ambiance and scenic views. Visitors can swim, fish, or simply relax on the shores of the lake, taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

It is also a popular camping site, where visitors can spend the night in tents and enjoy the tranquility of the lake under the starry sky.

The water of Magic Lake is salty but still supports a diverse ecosystem of plant and animal species. The lake is home to several species of fish, including tilapia, which are popular among local fishermen.

The surrounding area is also rich in wildlife, with many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals inhabiting the nearby sand dunes and palm groves.

The creation of the Magic Lake has had a significant impact on the local environment. The lake and its surrounding wetlands provide important habitats for wildlife and migratory birds and play an important role in the ecosystem of the Fayoum Oasis.

The lake is also used by local farmers for irrigation and has become an important source of water for agriculture in the region.

Magic Lake Tour - El Fayum Oasis Tours
Magic Lake Tour: El Fayum Oasis

Overall, Magic Lake is a remarkable example of how human intervention can create a beautiful and thriving ecosystem. Its tranquil waters and stunning surroundings make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Fayoum Oasis, and its importance to the local environment cannot be overstated.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Egypt, Magic Lake is definitely worth a visit.

Hiking and sandboarding are two of the sports available around the lake. Minerals found in the lake are thought to aid in the treatment of rheumatism sufferers.

Locals take a day off to explore El Fayoum’s natural beauty, including the magical lake, Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, Mudawara mountain, and Lake Qarun. Non-Egyptians who visit Wadi El Hitan will also find it to be a tourist destination.

There is a lovely camp beside the lake where you can have a delicious lunch prepared by young locals who will also assist you with sandboarding and other sports.

Useful links:

Faiyum Oasis on Wikipedia

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