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Dakhla Oasis

Do you enjoy seeing wells and fountain? Do you like riding camel and seeing ancient museums? You will enjoy your time in Dakhla Oasis.


One of the most touristic oasis is Dakhla oasis. The name of the Oasis means the oasis that is insisd the region. It is between Farafra and Kharga Oasis. It follows the New Valley Province, Its capital is Mott.

More than 500 wells are in this oasis such as Tarfawy Well, mountain well “Gabal Well’’ in addition to bricks houses and old cities dated to middle century as Balat and Palace villages .

 

It is located 200 KM far from the northwest Kharga. In your way, you will find Zayan Rest in the middle of the road. There are wells such as Mott well. Its temperature reach to 43 C and there is a swimming pool and touristic rests with services.

 

There is also Pharaonic palace well and its temperature reaches to 45 C. Their main food in Dakhla are grilled chicken, kebabs (grilled meat), stuffed pigeons, beans and falafel (Taa’meyah), vegetables and salads.

Here are some places in Dakhla Oasis:


1-Mott:


It is the capital of Dakhla. There are many places such as; Jnanat dated back to the Sixth Dynasty BC. It was constructed on a shape of terraces.

 

There is also Bashandi village built with the Pharaonic style located 40 km east of Mott. This village includes tomb for the king of this region. The inscriptions on the tombs explain the mummification process and visualize the final trial for the dead in Osiris court.

There are Islamic tomb and other tombs of the most important Roman tomb such as; Kitanos, Bar -de – Basnet, bas - Auxerre located 35 km

2- Islamic Tiles (Bala):

 

The village dates back to the Turkish era and is still inhabited. It’s located 35 KM far from Matt. After 200 Meter from the east of the tiles (Balat), there is Asel well.

 

After few meters, there is an ancient tomb having five terraces called Qella Eldebba. It has been found inscription on one of the graves with hieroglyphic writing stating that the governor of the oasis who lies in this tomb is the most powerful leader in the desert.

 


3- Pharaonic Village Tiles:


In  the village, there are Greek tombs which were built in the form of terraces due to the family 6 BC.

4- Stone Monastery Temple is dating back to the Roman era and has inscriptions representing the religious life and was built for the worship of the god Amun, his wife Mut.

 

5- Islamic palace village is dating back to Ayoubi era. It includes wooden minaret of a three-story. There is also the threshold of wood inscribed with Qur'anic verses.


6- Paris Oasis - Temple shower:

It is 90 km far from the south of El Kharga. It includes the shower (Dosh) Temple built for the worship of the god Serapis in the Roman era and has a Turkish castle built with bricks and also an old church and some Coptic crockery.


7- Museum of Alatnologi (Description human races):


The oasis includes this museum built as a traditional house including pictures taken from the everyday life such as; local fashion and clothes and accessories.


8-Roman city of the dead:


It is located 73 far from Mott. It is famous for its beautiful decoration in the tombs of the city.


9-Camping on the dunes:


Feel free to visit the desert with a group of friends to spend a night under the sky full of stars near the sand dunes in the Western Sahara. Enjoy the night and watching the stunning colors of the sunset in the desert.


10- Artistic Rock in the Dusty path (Darb Elgobary):

 


At the crossroads of ancient caravan roads to Dakhla and Kharga oases, where the cultivated land ends and about 45 kilometers towards the Kharga Oasis, you will see the bizarre rock formations in the dusty path.

 

There are also the passengers’ names carved into the rocks as they passed in the deserts. You'll find rock inscriptions depicting men and animals from the prehistoric era, including the Arabic sentences and giraffes.


11-Trfawi Well:


The Trfawi Well considers the gateway to the Great Sand Sea. Safari from Dakhla knows its way to Trfawi Well.

The well embodies immortality. The Oasis is a witness to the unimaginable events since prehistoric times, which, despite its arid landscape today, were previously contained in the lakes and wide-reaching and lasting.

Trfawi is one of the sites that experienced a lot of excavation because the tools found showed the ability of human beings in that period to adapt to changes in the environment.

 

The large number of fossils in the region indicate the operations of preparation the tools for hunting and searching for supplies or perhaps get rid of the waste.


12-Fountain of hot wells mountain:


Relax in the shade of a palm tree and enjoy views of the desert sand and desert cliffs surrounding you after diving in "Jbeil well" one of springs 25 km far from north of Mott , which is one of the coolest hot springs in the oases of the Western Desert. Try going to it at night when it’s less crowded.


13-Dakhla Museum for heritage collectables:


Do not be fooled by the outside appearance of this museum as being bare from paintings and graphics. If you want to know the details of traditional life in the oasis, the museum is the perfect place for this.

 

By entering the museum, you will find yourself in a traditional mud house divided into an area for men and women. You'll find the old hand-embroidered clothing, baskets, jewelry, old goat skin, mortar mixers, pestle salt all over the house. In addition, pug sculptures inspired by scenes from everyday life.


14-Three Hot Springs in Mott :


You will enjoy visiting colorful hot sulfur springs in "Mott". It’s very hot water. There is no need to wear clothes when swimming as the dirt covers the rusty water.

 

15-Riding Camel at sunset:


The hotels and restaurants provide a summary of riding Arab camel to the south of Mott. You will like to stop at the great sand dunes. Then go ahead, and then rotate around the West sand. We know you will not miss this experience.



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