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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:

                 The 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.




                 Cemetery of Al-Bagawat
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.

                 Temple of Al-Ghuwaytah
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%.

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