Siwa Oasis

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Siwa is one of the world’s last remaining pristine oases, a place of spectacular natural landscapes, ancient historical ruins and unique cultural traditions. Famed as the location of the Oracle of Amun, whom Alexander the Great consulted before continuing his Persian conquest, Siwa exists today much as it always has. Majestic rock formations, lush groves and brilliant salt lakes that have nurtured and inspired its people since they settled here 12,000 years ago continue to enchant all who set foot in this secluded idyll in Egypt’s Western Desert. Siwa Oasis is located in the western desert of Egypt, in the Governorate of Mersa Matrouh. Approximately 18 M below sea level. The Oasis is 305 KM southwest of Mersa Matrouh and 420 KM west of Baharya. Siwa is surrounded on all sides by diverse landscapes. To the north of Siwa is a range of stone outcrops and hills and to the south is the great sand sea of high rolling dunes. To the east is rocky desert stretching all the way to the Qattara depression, near El-Alamein and to the west is the border with Libya.

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