Egypt Siwa

           

 

  

 


 
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Siwa is an oases in Egypt with 23. 000 people and with almost 1.000 spring famous for their medical properties. The oases is popular for its olives and dates; there are about 70.000 olive trees in Siwa and about 300.000 date trees. The Siwans are the people of Siwa; they speak Siwi, a Berber language and they have their own customs and culture. The Siwans have a festival that takes place in October and lasts three days. Among the Siwa's traditions is the wearing of the silver jewelry and traditional costumes as well as the marriage of the girls at the age of 14. They are not very communicative with the strangers and they are completely covered by clothes. These costumes and jewelry can be seen in the Traditional Siwan House museum. Siwa is the place where you can find things that are unique in Egypt, such as woven cloth. The climate in this beautiful place of Egypt is a nice one, with hot summers, chilly winters and moderate springs and autumns. In the town` s west is the lake Siwa, a large lake with salt water. If you want to get to Siwa from outside Egypt you have to take an international flight for Cairo; then you can choose from an internal flight, a car or a bus that will take you to Siwa. If you are in Alexandria you can go to Siwa by train, by bus or by plane. Or you got to a travel agency for a whole tour that includes Siwa. You have to be careful about the type of car you use for the desert driving and to hire a guide who knows the area` s dangers. Or you can visit each location by taxi, by car or in organized trips.

 
 

 

Egypt Siwa

 

 
 
 
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