Egypt Farafra Desert

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The smallest oasis from the Egypt's West, Farafra Oasis is situated between Dakla and Baharyia, in the Libyan Desert. The Farafra village has about 4,000 citizens, most of them being Bedouins, and near to this place are the El-Mufid and the Bir Setta lakes. Although an isolated place, Farafra is visited by many tourists, especially by pupils who come here with organized trips. The biggest attractions of the Farafra desert is the White Desert situated at the 45 kilometers, in North. The white sands and the huge structures of chalk rock attract numerous tourists year by year. In Farafra are houses from mud and brick that are painted with murals in exterior, the architecture is old but interesting. The roads are narrow and with roofs. From Farafra you can be some very good olives, olive oil, guavas, mangos and bananas. The people from this village respect their old traditions and wear shirts and dresses with beautiful embroideries. One of the traditions over here is that women bathe in the afternoon only, so is recommended for the female tourists who want to swim in then hot springs of the town, to respect that tradition too. The Great Sand Sea with its impenetrable appearance lays in the Farafra West. It is the place where the king Cambyses and his army were defeated while trying to devastate the Siwa oasis. In the Farafra West is also the 'Ayn Dalla spring that is the Western Desert's significant strategic point. The beautiful landscape of the road that leads to the 'Ayn Dalla spring, is sprinkled with lacustrine deposits and formations of chalk. In the Farafra South is the place called the Black Valley, because of the surface covered with fragments of black pyrite. Not only is the Farafra desert beautiful but also its surroundings are.

 
 

 

Egypt Farafra Desert

 

 
   

 

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