Egypt - Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert (PDF Chapter)
This is the Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.
Older than the Pyramids, as sublime as any temple, Egypt’s Western Desert is a vast sweep of elemental beauty. The White Desert’s shimmering vista of surreal rock formations and the ripple and swell of the Great Sand Sea’s mammoth dunes are simply bewitching.
- gape in awe at the geologic wonderland of the White Desert
- hit the end of the road at Siwa Oasis to revel in the far-from-anywhere vibe and delve into the unique Siwan culture
- soak off the dust in palm-shaded natural springs and pools at Bahariya Oasis
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Al Kharga Oasis, Al Kharga & Around, Dakhla Oasis, Mut & Around, Balat, Bashendi, Al Qasr, Deir Al Haggar & Around, Farafra Oasis, Qasr Al Farafra, Farafra Oasis to Bahariya Oasis, Al Hayz, Black Desert, Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti & Around, Siwa Oasis, Beyond Siwa, Great Sand Sea & Gilf Kebir.
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