Egypt desert in egypt







To say that Egypt is the desert-country won't be an exaggeration since 96% from the country's territory is represented by desert. Sand mountains and dunes of sand, rock hills, all of these desert terrains can be met in Egypt. The most important deserts in Egypt are the Eastern Desert, the Western Desert, the Qattara Depression and the Sinai Desert. The Eastern Desert in Egypt still keeps the ancient sites that remind of the old times when this part of Egypt played an important role in the country's history, being the place from where the biggest part of the enemies was coming. One of the attractions in the Eastern desert is the White House (Dar El Beida); it belonged to the Egypt's ruler El Khedevy Ismail who used it as a palace where he came at the end of the week to enjoy parties and women. Also, mountains and hills of sand are all over the Eastern Desert. In the Western Desert are situated the Siwa Oasis and the Bahariya Oasis, the White Desert, the Black Desert, the Crystal Mountain, Akabat and Fayoum. The Crystal Mountain attracts tourist with its crystals contained by the rock formations and with craves that still holds residuals of the antique stalactites. The White Desert is considered the most interesting Egyptian desert due to the chalk formations of the desert's floor, the pyrite stones and the shells` traces that can be seen. The Black Desert used to be a zone with a powerful volcanic activity, from which remained the black volcanic rocks. Fayoum has ancient sites and artifacts like Dar Qarun or Madinet Madi. The Qattara Depression covers 18,000 km2, is part of the Libyan Desert, in Egypt's North-West. This desert basin holds the Africa's second lowest point. The depression bottom is made from salt pans.



Egypt Desert in Egypt


Egypt Black Desert


Black Desert


Egypt Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egypt


Egypt Bahariya Oases


 Bahariya Oases


Egypt Black and White Desert


 Black and White


Egypt Black Basalt


Black Basalt


Egypt Desert Charcoal


Desert Charcoal


Egypt Desert in Egypt


Desert in Egypt


Egypt Desert Safari


Desert Safari


Egypt Desert Tours


Desert Tours


Egypt Hills in the Desert


Hills in the Desert


Egypt Holiday


Egypt Holiday


Egypt Nile Valley


Egypt Nile Valley


Egypt Picture

Egypt Picture


Egypt Pyramid Mountain

Pyramid Mountain


Egypt Road in the Desert

Road in the Desert






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