The Prominent Guardian of Siwa
The centre of Siwa is dominated by the ruins of the 13th century Shali fortress. Built from a material known as “kershef” (salt rocks from the local salt lakes and mud), the ruins are subject to additional disintegration after each rainfall.
The most famous attractions in Siwa
One of the most famous attractions in Siwa is Cleopatra's pool, a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit to Siwa. Tourists have all been doing the same for years now; after all, a nice swim is so refreshing after a hot summer day tour!
Located in a traditional Siwan house
Located in a traditional Siwan house, the museum boasts traditional Siwan objects such as silver jewelry, music instruments, wedding costumes, baskets and ceramics. Small but interesting. It was built to preserve and display artifacts depicting the various aspects of the Siwan life.
Siwa & Alexander the Great
The Temple of the Oracle is believed to have housed the famous Greek oracle of Jupiter Amun, to which Alexander the Great headed directly when he came to Egypt for the first time in 331 BC. The temple has a great vestibule and forecourt.
See the Magic in Siwa
Another favorite bathing spot for locals and tourists in Siwa is Fatnas Island. Also known as 'Fantasy Island' , the spot is located 6 km from Siwa Town on the salt lake of Birket Siwa in a beautiful surrounding of palm trees and beautiful scenery.
Healing Hot Sand
People come from all around the world during the summer to be interred in sand baths which have properties of healing rheumatism. The therapy is stunning; it has almost a magical effect, rheumatic and arthritic pains will be greatly dissipated.