General Information About Siwa
With an ambience that is genuinely relaxing, Siwa, An oasis of surprises in a stunning desert landscape, is the true magical place to be. It’s one of the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases, and is also the most fascinating. Its history has not only been shaped by all major civilizations, but also by the contrast of the surrounding desert with the lush soil of the oasis setting.
Come and experience the delights that Siwa has to offer. Climb through the ruins of the old city for magnificent views of the whole oasis. Walk, hire a bicycle or ride in a caretta (donkey cart) to the outlying sights and bathing places. Take a dip in one of the many cool and refreshing springs . Taste traditional Siwan food. Enjoy a truly unforgettable and unique cultural experience. Or you wonder in its traditional souks (markets) making new friends and drinking too much tea. Siwa has it all; you just need time and an open mind to explore it.
Siwais legitimately a place for thrill seekers and safari enthusiasts. Picture yourself sleeping in the desert's enormous sand dunes under the moon and the stars, warming by the fire andis legitimately a place for thrill seekers and safari enthusiasts. Picture yourself sleeping in the desert's enormous sand dunes under the moon and the stars, warming by the fire and sipping on their special green tea as your traditional Siwan dinner is being cooked. That isn’t all, as you will be enjoying Siwan music while lying under the stars. You can also relax in Bir Wahid , an amazing hot water spring and after, cool off in the breathtaking cold water spring. Take a walk back in time into ancient Roman tombs and search for remains from the times of the Pharaohs.
Siwa, historically known as Palm Land, is the home to a diversity of relics and untouched culture due to its remoteness and isolation from modern day community. Though relaxing and certainly now a part of the tourist community in Egypt, it is very traditional, and visitors should keep this in mind when traveling to the area. It celebrates the prosperity and diversity of its culture during the annual Tourist Festivals that are held annually.