Bahariya Oasis Egypt facts
Egypt contains several destinations that are suitable for every tourist’s interest, Bahariya Oasis Egypt knew as the oasis of the north.
The Oasis in Egypt considered to be unique destinations for those who seek deference, natural beauty, and tranquility.
Oases in Egypt are wonderful and you have part of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The best way to see (Bahereya) “Cairo to Bahariya”
One of the famous Oasis in Egypt is Bahariya Oasis, located in the Western Desert of Egypt, closer to Farafra Oasis, 420 km from Cairo its extension is 2000 km2.
The History of Bahariya Egypt
Inhabited since the predynastic, Quick tour in Egypt Solo Tours & Travel Packages
In the Pharaonic period, it was the center of agriculture, in the Middle Empire, it noted for its wine, In the XXVI dynasty, it was an important center of agriculture and commerce.
In the Greco-Roman era, they began to fight to take control of the Bahariya Oasis because of its importance but from this moment began the decline of agriculture and the economy.
Bahariya Egypt began to become famous for tourism in the world in the ’90s when some monuments from the Greco-Roman period were discovered.
It formed by black volcanic rocks surrounded by mountains and black rocks full of quartz.
There are date palms and trees of different productions such as guavas, mangos, and olives
It has 5 villages Mariya, El Qasr, Zabu, Al Heiz, and Bawiti (the capital of the Oasis).
The name of Bahariya comes from the Arabic word “Bahr” which means the sea because the Mediterranean Sea is to the north of the oasis.
What are the Bahariya Oasis mummies?
In 1992 the Valley of the Mummies discovered, which dates back to Greco-Roman times.
This valley contains 10 thousand mummies and also known as the “Golden Mummy“.
Near the Valley of the Mummies are the ruins of the Roman Fortress which considered the largest fortress of the Roman era in the Western oases.
There are also thermal springs that considered a treatment destination.
What place is found in Bahariya Oasis?
There are also the remains of the Basilica Church which built in the 5th century.
It can also highlight the Temple of Alexander the Great which is the only building built in honor of Alexander the Great.
What’s the best way to see Bahereya Oasis?
Enjoy an adventure in Egypt Oases with our travel packages to Egypt where you can find other tourist destinations. You can also book a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan to visit the majestic temples of Upper Egypt.
Do you need to book in advance to visit Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis?
Because of overcrowded, we recommend book your position ahead of time, you can look at the map below.