You will enjoy visiting every inch in Kharga Oasis as Kharga Oasis is the green island in the middle of a yellow ocean of sand.
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El-Kharga Oasis is called the greatest oasis as it occupies a large area in the desert. It’s the capital of the province of New Valley. It’s located 232 Km far from Asyut. Its capital is Hibs which comes from the word “Hebt” which means plow.
The name of this oasis reveals the Egyptian genius who mixed the history with geography. As if you look at the map, you will find that the Kharga Oasis is away from the Nile. That’s why it’s called Kharga which means away from the Nile or out of it.
This Oasis is evidence that not every desert is a dead place with no water. It’s a place full of antiquities, springs, shrines, wells, hot and cold sulfur springs and beautiful sights. It’s characterized by dry climate, warm sun that’s why it’s a healthy winter resort. Along the way of (Kharga- Dakhla), you will have the opportunity to capture a lot of photos of the rock formations, sand dunes and mirage views with the allusion water in the deceptive Egypt desert.
In Kharga, there are quite a few of archeological sites such as; “El-Bakhla area”, Dosh Temple, The New Valley Museum and some of crockery from the Coptic period.
Springs and wells:
One of the most famous Wells is Boulak wells and its temperature is up to 39 ° C. It has a rest with all services.
Nasser wells are another touristic place in the south of Kharga. It has many camps. There is also Wing well. All these wells are used for hospitalization of rheumatic diseases.
Here are some Touristic places in Kharga:
Hibs Temple is 1 km far from the north of Kharga. It represents the historical era of the Persian Pharaonic, Ptolemaic and Roman.
It dates back to the Pharaonic era as it built for the worship of the Holy Trinity (Amon - death - Khonsu). It has been built by Eris and then Ahmose II accomplished it.Most of its buildings have been built in the Persians era during the rule of King Dara first year 522 B.C.
The front part of the temple has been engraved for the Nkhtenbo King 350 B.C. The temple starts from the west by the sacred lake then the marina and after that the Romanian gate which has a Greek inscription from the reign of Emperor (brought) in 69 AD. After the gate, there is Kabash road which leading to the big gate and then the main gate.
At the end of the temple there is holy of Holies temple with its unique Inscriptions. In the east of the temple, there is Naaddourh palace which used as a surveillance center in the era of Turks and Mamluks. There are also remains of hieroglyphic inscriptions and reliefs of the goddess Aphrodite.
2-Gbanat Elbagwat (the cemetery of Elbagwat):
It is 1 km far from the north of Kharga and behind the Hibs Temple. Its name comes from its architectural style which is designed as cellars. It dates back to the 2nd Century to the 7th A.D.
It includes 263 tombs shaped as small churches with domes. In the middle of these tombs, there are the ruins of the church which considered as the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt. The Exit Tomb “Elkhrog Tomb” is one of the most important cemeteries in Kharga.
Its paintings tell the story of the Israeli exit from Egypt followed by the Pharaoh and his soldiers. After that, there is “peace tomb” which includes pictures of Jacob and the Virgin Mary and the saints Paula and Takla.
In the other tombs, you will find colorful inscriptions and Coptic writings telling the story of the Christian history in Egypt
3-Mustafa ElKashef Palace:
It is 1km behind the cemetery of Elbagwat. It is the remains of a Roman fort which was a huge fort consisting of a huge building.
In the western side of the palace, there is the oldest part of the building which consists of separate houses with high ceilings where held religious rituals and also used as residence for transients traders
It is 21 km far from the south of Kharga. It dates back to 522 BC. It was built for the worship of the Holy Trinity (Amon, death(Moot), Khonsu). There are inscriptions on the temple for Ptolemy wearing a crow of Upper Egypt on the south side and the crown of Lower Egypt, from the north side.
The temple ends with the Holy of Holies temple next to the cubicles with cellars shape and to the south of the Temple, there is the Zayan Temple, which is 25 km far from the south of Kharga. It dates back to the Ptolemaic period.
It is 13 km far from Kharga. It includes the remains of a castle, temple and mud-brick tombs scattered in the hills of the region. There are in the region of acacia and Dom palm trees. There is also the old channel system to collect water and watering the region in Roman times.
It is located 1 km far from Kharga and the east part of the Hibs Temple. It named Naaddourh as they use it as a surveillance center for detection the emperor Antoninus Pius in the era of the Mamluk Turks on th 2nd Century A.D. It includes remains of hieroglyphic inscriptions and reliefs of the goddess Aphrodite.
7-Shower Temple in Paris
It is located 23 KM far from the village of Paris into the desert. It was built for the worship of the god Spr Abis, god of the Romans and the god Isis. It dates back to the era of the Roman emperors (Trajan and Hadrian). On the walls, there are views of the emperor Trhan giving sacrifices to the god.
In the south of palace Algoath, you will find the Zayan Temple which is 25 Km far from Kharga.
It dates back to Ptolemaic era. It was built for worshiping the god Amon Hept. Through the inscriptions, we will see the king offers a Ma'at statue to the god Amun on the head of Kbsh.
This museum has many ancient artifacts found in various archeological sites. It includes Pharaonic paintings found in the region of castles of Daba. There are statue of the god Horus, and the Statue of lion with a human face found in the temple of Stone Monastery. In addition to a total of crockery Coptic era and some of the pieces found the Mott Dakhla region were found in this place.
10-The Ancient & old Kharga:
It consists of mud-brick buildings and its streets are very narrow, winding and roofed with Dom and palm wood. Every street had a gate closed in case of any aggression by the Bedouin. It was built in 10th century with Islamic style mediated with springs as the house spring”ElDar Spring”. The Old Kharga represents the struggle of the people of the New Valley hundreds of years ago.