Egypt Arctic Landscape

           

 

 

  

 


 
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Covering almost 6,000 square kilometers from the Cairo's South West, the White Desert has as its main characteristic and attraction its white sands and its white rock formations that gives the Arctic landscape look. The massive rock formations of weird shapes and the chalk hills rise under a beautiful deep blue sky. This look of the desert can make you think that you are surrounded by snow and icebergs but the temperature reminds you that you are in a full desert. There are some stories of local people according to which the shapes of the rock formations reminds of some mythology's characters.  The white rock structures that look like that because of the wind erosion and the white sands are not the only attractions of this desert. There are also the springs, the acacia trees, the rare plants, the calcified trees, as well as animals such as rams, white gazelles and the Egyptian gazelles. This wild life mixed with the strange geographical forms make from the White Desert a fascinating place for so many people. But these things are not the only attractions; the White Desert is the place of carved inscriptions, rare caves, monuments dating from the Roman era and not only, and mummies. The sunrise and the sunset bring a wonderful view of the White Desert's white formations, giving them an orange and pink color. The arctic landscape appearance is also given by the full moon light. With such splendid images, there is no wonder why the people who assist to these wonders may think that they are in a different world. If you choose a trip in Baharyia or in Farafra you should not miss the White Desert where you can travel with a 4x4 car and where you can live an amazing experience.

 
 

 

Egypt Arctic Landscape

 

 
   

 

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