The Western Oases
Including the Kharga, Dakhla, Paris and Farafrah oases.
There are more than 100 monuments in this area to be visited,
consisting of temples and tombs dating back to different
historic periods. The most important are:
Temple of Hibis
The temple is situated two km north of the town of Kharga.
The structure, dedicated to god Amun, was built by the
Persian emperor Darius I in the 6th century BC.
One km away from the temple of Hibis. Most of
the several hundred mud brick tombs in this Christian
cemetery date back to the 4th and 6th century AD.
About 20 km south of Kharga and a few km to the east of
the Paris road, are the remains of Al-Ghuwaytah, a temple
from the 25th dynasty, dedicated to the gods Amun and
Mut. The area enjoys a mixture of desert environment next
to green plains, wells of fresh water and springs of mineral
water, suitable for the treatment of rheumatic and digestive
ailments, colds and allergies. The oases are famous for
their dry climate, humidity never exceeds 9.5%.