Bahariya Oases is situated in Egypt, in the Giza Governorate, at
300 kilometers distance from the country`s capital Cairo. Bawiti
is the most important village in Bahariya, being the center of
administration of this region. Bawiti's twin village is Qasr.
Another villages in Bahariya are: el Zabu, Mandishah (both of
them situated in East) Aguz (a small village situated between
Mandishah and Bawiti), and Harrah (situated in the east of el
Zabu and Mandishah). The main income source of the Bahariya
Oases is the agriculture. The most cultivated products are the
olives, the mangos, the guavas and the dates. Also, numerous
Wahati people (the name of the Bahariya Oases citizens) work in
the industry of iron ores that is in the Bahariya`s vicinity.
The newest income source for the locals is the tourism, the
Bahariya Oasis bringing more and more international tourists.
The main touristic attractions are the antiquities represented
by the artifacts that were discovered in this Egypt's region,
also the mummies, the tombs, the art museum. The tourists are as
well attracted by the beauty of the deserts that surrounds
Bahariya Oasis. More than 34 tombs were discovered by the
excavations that started in 1996. Another captivating detail is
that inside the Bahariya Oasis are located the Alexander the
Great temple's ruins. The Bahariya Oasis `s modernization begun
with 30 years ago, with the asphalting of the road that makes
the connection between Bahariya and Cairo, a process that ended
in the 70s. Other accessible routes between these two areas, the
television, the electricity, the telephone lines and the cars
made from Bahariya Oasis the most modern oasis in Egypt. Also,
an important change was suffered by the Wahati people's
language, receiving new influences since the dialect of Cairenes
can be heard in music and on the television.