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One splendid place in the Western Egypt is the Siwa Oasis, situated at about 350 miles from the Cairo's West. This small oasis has a unique atmosphere and is visited the most in the period from October to April, a period when the nights` temperatures can be very low. The Siwa oasis played an important role in the Egypt's ancient history, being visited by Alexander the Great. There are numerous things to see in this oasis: the remains of the Shali, an old fortress from the top of which you can admire the whole oasis, the Temple of Amun, the Bedouin's villages, the Hill of the Dead with its tombs dating from the Roman era and containing some mummies` remains, the Cleopatra’s bath, the Roman ruins, tumbledown ruins, hot springs, salt lakes and so on. If you wonder about the accommodation in the Siwa Oasis, then you don't have to worry, there are eco hotels with beautiful gardens, restaurants and lovely rooms. You should get enough cash with you because there are no banks in Siwa. You can explore this wonderful oasis by car, by bike, or by a dunk which can be hired from the locals. From the Siwa oasis you can go to the Sahara Oasis, which is at 8 hours distance, by car. You can also go to the Great Sand Sea, another interesting place. There are some rules that you have to follow in the Siwa oasis, since that place is a traditional society: it is not recommended to wear brief tops, bikinis and shorts; the body must be covered, the women is indicated to have their upper arms covered and if they want to take a bath in a public bath, they have to wear a bathing suite from one piece and a long shirt.

 
 

 

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