Egypt holidays destinations guide

Holidays To El Dakhla Oasis

Oasis, Egypt
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  • El Dakhla Oasis
    Having considerable amounts of underground water, El Dakhla was the capital of the Oasis region during the Pharaonic period. Today, El Dakhla is one of the most wonderful oases in Egypt with many remarkable monuments, natural scenery, and a large collection of Bedouin handicrafts being sold around the oasis. The same as the rest of the Egyptian oasis located in the Western Desert of Egypt, the Dakhla Oases is situated inside a depression, which is bordered to the North with an impressive scrap and it is open towards its Eastern and Western edges.The Depression of the Dakhla Oases lies to the Eastern edge of the Dakhla Depression and there are large sand dunes where the Great Sand Sea begins in the Western edge of the Depression of the Oasis. The Dakhla Oasis was called the Southern Most Oasis of Egypt and it was located in the center of an important caravans trading rout that linked the Dakhla not only to the Kharga and the Farafra Oases but only to the Nile Valley in the West and as far to the East as Libya. In contradiction to the other oases in Egypt, more than 50% of the lands of El Dakhla are actually cultivated. This is because the Dakhla Oasis is rich with a large number of water springs like that "Bir Talata", Well number three, "Bir El Gabal", the Well of the Mountain. These fresh water springs have become among the most popular touristic attractions in the Dakhla Oasis because of their wonderful warm water and its relaxing atmosphere. Among the sixteen villages in the Dakhla Oasis, the Village of Mut is the largest and the most important, with more than 100,000 inhabitants living in village, which was transformed gradually into becoming more of a city other than a village today. The name of the Village of Mut was derived from the ancient Egyptian goddess, Mut, the wife of the famous god Amun and the most important deity among the gods of Thebes. The same as many oases of Egypt, like the Siwa Oasis, Mut has an old city which is situated on the highest point of the town and featured with its mud bricks walls and narrow lanes.