Muhafazat al Wadi al Jadid Travel Guide

  • Dakhla, Mut
    Dakhla, Mut
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  • Dakhla, Mut
    Dakhla, Mut
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  • Dakhla, Balat
    Dakhla, Balat
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Temple of Amun Ra


Al Qasr


Al Kharijah





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  • Balat, laundry

    Balat Local Customs

    Walking in Balat you think you're in a time machine and back in the middle ages. And then suddenly you're back in the 20th century again. Electricity for the laundry and a machine for washing, allthough not the most modern one.

  • Living in Balat

    Balat Things to Do

    At some places Balat looks like an open air museum, abandoned by former inhabitants. But larger parts of Balat are still inhabited. The people are very friendly and hospitable. They often invited us to drink a glass of tea with them.In the town we saw beautifull decorated walls, stone jars, mill stones and pens for goats.

  • Balat, old town

    Balat Things to Do

    From the side we approached Balat, turning off the road from Mut to El Kharga, Balat looks like fortified town. At the other side of the town the houses were more scattered and from the alleys we had some nice views at the surrounding desert.It was interesting to discover these differences.


Temple of Amun Ra

  • Buses from and to al-Kharga

    Temple of Amun Ra Transportation

    From Al-Kharga you can take the bus to Cairo and Asyut (several buses each day). To Luxor are only three buses a week.There are also possibilities by air and train, but not at a daily base.We had our own bus and went from al-Kharga to Luxor. This time no escorts of the police (like we had from Dakhla to Kharga). The road to Luxor is very scenic...

  • Necropolis of al-Bagawat

    Temple of Amun Ra Things to Do

    The Necropolis of al-Bagawat is a Christian cemetary. Most of the hundreds of tombs are from the 4th to the 6th century AD.They are mud-brick traditional domed Coptic tombs.Some tombs have wall paintings with scens from the bible.The paintings are faded very rapidly. Entrance from 8 am till 5 pm (6 pm in summer).Entrance fee: 20 Egyptian pound,...

  • Temple of Hibis, ceiling

    Temple of Amun Ra Things to Do

    The ceiling of the entrance gate is beautifull painted, like you see at Medinet Habu at the westbank of Luxor, also dedicated to Amun.The colours are faded and so the image is not good to see anymore.


Al Qasr

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  • Al-Qasr, mosque

    Al Qasr Things to Do

    The buildings in old al-Qasr are made of mud. This mud-architecture with the nice organic forms looks wonderfull and gives the town its medieval atmosphere. The mosque of old al-Qasr with its sculptural form looks beautifull.

  • Al-Qasr, walk around

    Al Qasr Things to Do

    In Al-Qasr in the Dakhla Oasis it is nice to walk through the labyrinth of streets of the old town. The place has a medieval atmosphere and reminds how other oasis towns must have been in ancient times.It can be very hot, but in the shade of the narrow and covered streets it is okay for walking. During our walk we saw the mosque, a madrassa and...

  • Al-Qasr, kids

    Al Qasr Favorites

    The kids in Al-Qasr were very curious about the strange visitors in their home-town.They came out their houses, liked to chat, but were also very shy in the beginning.



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    by lotharscheer Written Sep 14, 2011

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    Nothing changed here since the middle ages.
    To get to Balat take a pickup from near the general hospital in Mut.

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