Siwa oasis

Hidden approximately 350 miles from the bustling city life of Cairo, and brushing the eastern fringes of the Libyan border, rests the enchanting Siwa Oasis. This lush expanse in Egypt’s western desert is a vibrant oasis of countless whispering palm trees and alluring hot springs.
Currently, the Siwa Oasis is a growing tourist destination, offering a diverse range of accommodations from budget-friendly hostels to a luxurious 5-star eco-lodge. Tourism has become a vital part of the local economy, but it has not eroded the traditional heart of Siwan life. 
Siwa remains a conservative community where respect for local customs is deeply valued. The absence of alcohol and the infrequent sightings of local women outside their homes are testament to this. 
However, visitors are always met with a warm welcome, and the unhurried pace of Siwan life is irresistibly charming.

When to Visit and How to Dress

Siwa enjoys almost perpetual sunshine, but it’s advisable to plan your visit between October and April to avoid the blistering summer heat. Women are encouraged to dress modestly, with upper arms and legs covered, in respect of Siwan customs.

Must-See Attractions in Siwa Oasis


Presently, Shali stands as a testament to Siwa’s history. It invites visitors to scale its weathered structure for panoramic views of the sprawling date and olive groves that encase the oasis.

Cleopatra’s Spring

Also known as Cleopatra’s Bath or pool, this natural spring water pool is a favorite amongst locals and tourists. Even though there’s no concrete evidence of Queen Cleopatra VIII’s association with this pool, its captivating beauty is fitting of its regal name.

The Salt Lakes

The Salt Lakes, with their crystal-clear, emerald waters, offer some of Siwa’s most breathtaking views. Their high salt concentration presents potential health benefits, making them a must-visit.

The Temple of the Oracle

This ancient temple, hailing from the 6th century BC, was a renowned oracle consulted by Alexander the Great. The ruins of this once-magnificent temple remain open to exploration.

Mountain of the Dead

Near Siwa’s core, you’ll discover the Mountain of the Dead, a hill decorated with over 1,500 tombs dating back to the late Pharaonic period.

Fatnas Island

Located on the outskirts of the oasis, Fatnas Island boasts healing hot springs, charming cafés, and remarkable sunset views over Lake Siwa.

The Great Sand Sea

Siwa Oasis acts as the gateway to the Great Sand Sea, an expansive desert landscape of shifting sands and striking rock formations. A desert safari is a must-add to your itinerary.

Siwa House Museum

The Siwa House Museum is a treat for art and history enthusiasts, providing a glimpse into ancient Siwan traditions and customs, including a seven-day wedding celebration.
In conclusion, Siwa Oasis is a hidden cache of natural beauty, rich history, and unique local customs, deeming it a must-visit destination for any adventurous traveler
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