The oases of Egypt are the best destination for relaxation and tranquility. Most oases have hot springs that are used in treatment. One of the most beautiful oases in Egypt is the Dakhla Oasis.
It is 2000 km2. It is 315 km southeast of Farafra Oasis and 350 km from the Nile River. It is between the Kharga and Frafra Oasis in the western desert. It has 25,000 inhabitants.
The History of Dakhla Oasis
The history of the Oasis began in the prehistoric period. The largest city in the Dakhla Oasis is “Mut” which means mother in ancient Egypt and is considered one of the oldest inhabited places in Africa because houses were discovered there as early as 13,000 years ago.
Also, 500 clay tablets, dating back to the Pharaonic period, were discovered in the governor’s palace in “Ain Asil” (Balat). In the Islamic period, the city of Al Qasr was founded in the 11th century on the Roman ruins.
Dakhla Oasis Attractions
Al Qasr: It is a city that dates back to the medieval Ottoman period. Its streets are narrow with 5-story houses with Ottoman and Mamluk decorations, doors, and carved lintels.
The Tombs of Muzawaka: It is 37 km from Mut. They date back to Roman times with decorations and paintings very beautiful and preserved.
Bir El Gabel and Bir Talat: It is 25 km north of Mut. They are famous for their hot springs and their relaxing atmosphere.
Bashandi: A town that dates back to the nineteenth dynasty and contains pharaonic ruins.
The Ethnographic Museum: a small museum with an adobe house. The house was divided into three parts: for men, women, and visitors where you can find an endless number of objects.
Bir Al Hagar: It is a Roman temple that dates back to the time of Nero. The temple was dedicated to the gods Amon, Mut, and Jonsu. The paintings on its walls are preserved.
Live the Adventure in the Oasis of Egypt
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