A desert in Egypt is called Siwa.
National Geographic has named the Siwa Oasis Egypt one of the world’s best places to be alone. Every year, more than 30 thousand people from all over the world and Egypt go there. Learn about Siwa’s natural beauty with us, one of the best places to visit as a first-time visitor.
The Siwa Oasis:
where it is and what it means
The Western Desert Oasis may be found about 650 kilometers from Cairo. The most interesting one may be found there. These people speak their language related to the Amazigh (Berber) family. It has kept its unique and special culture alive because the region has been isolated from the rest of the country for a long time. The motorway that connects Marsa Matruh to the rest of the country was only completed in the 1980s. It is beautiful, but it is very far away from the rest of Egypt. There are only two ways to get there: one from the capital city, Marsa Matruh, and one from the Bahariya Oasis.
Siwa, which is 18 meters below sea level, is known for having a lot of natural springs, both hot and cold, and for making high-quality dates that are sold all over the world.
What is Siwa Oasis known for?
Siwa Oasis Egypt Tours and other things to do.
Many historical landmarks can be found in the area. The walled city, the Temple of Alexander The Great, the Temple of Amun, and many more can be found there.
Near the town of Al-Salam, 48 kilometers east of the Siwa Oasis Egypt , there is a temple called the Temple of Alexander the Great, and its ruins can still be seen today.
If you go to the Oracle of Amon at an archaeological site called Siwa, you will see one of the world’s most well-known ancient places. Legend says that after Alexander the Great asked the oracle about the outcome of his military adventures, he would emerge as a son of the deity (Zeus-Ammon) and the ruler of Egypt because of this. This proves that God told him to build an empire that would rule the world. Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most influential people in ancient Egypt’s history, asked for help from the oracle many times.
Siwa is an oasis in Egypt. What to do there
People who go to the places that call themselves “the Baths of Cleopatra” won’t find any pharaonic artifacts there, but they are still suitable for a nice bath. Between each dive, you can go on a trip to the Mountain of Death (Gebel Malta), known for having graves carved into its rock face.
It’s a good idea to visit all the hot water springs. There are a lot of them, and you can stay warm even in the coldest months of the year. They are spread out across the oasis, and we recommend visiting them all. Some of these springs will require you to cross the desert to get to them.
Because Siwa is a great way to get to Egypt, why should you do it?
In the desert, don’t pass up the chance to go dune bashing and sandboarding with the people who live there. Bedouin tea, made from tea leaves and Luisa grass, will also be served to you on your trip. This is another reason Siwa is so popular. If you want to spend the night in the desert at the Bedouin camp, the locals will entertain you with traditional songs, music, and dances after they serve you a simple but tasty meal. Siwa Oasis is a great place to spend five days. Enjoy the scenery.
This is the last thing I want to say: Taziry, an eco-resort built with local materials and lit by candles made by the owners, is a great place to “isolate” yourself and enjoy peace. Here, you can eat some of the best food made by people in the area while taking in a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Don’t forget to bring some mosquito spray with you, or you’ll be the only one eating.
It’s hard to put into words the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and landscape around Taziry. When you look at the building, which was built in the style of Moroccan Casbahs but with local materials, like salt for some of the windows, you can’t help but fall in love with it.