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Africa, Egypt, Kharga oasis, mecropolis of El Bagawat
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The capital of the "New Valley", so named by Nasser in reference to the large-scale projects undertaken to modernise the oases, Kharga distinguishes itself from the pack thanks to its resolutely civilised appearance. Agriculture is extremely widespread here. If you want to explore the oases in order, this would be the place to start. Travellers won't be disappointed as the archaeological sites on the edge of the desert are truly beautiful, especially the Bagawat necropolis.

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Tourist attractions El Kharga : Things to see and do

  • This "City of the Dead" built into the hillside north of Kharga provides a remarkable insight into Egyptian Christianity in the 4C-10C. The huge necropolis, where persecuted Christians sought refuge, includes 260 funerary chapels built from..

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    ET - Khârga

    Best explored at dusk when the desert is at its most peaceful, the ancient city of Kysis may have lost its glory of old but the remains of its Roman Fortress, built out of unfired bricks and housing a temple dedicated to Isis and Osiris-Serapis, are ..

  • Oasis Museum Interesting

    Sh. Gamal Abdel Nasser ET - Khârga

    The museum houses objects unearthed during digs at the oasis, dating from prehistory to Islamic times. A few standout pieces emerge, such as the Mastaba of Khentika, the cardboard masks, the polychrome limestone group statue of Ima-Pepi II and his wi..

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Hotels El Kharga

  • Sol Y Mar Pioneer

    Al Kharga Oasis, Gamal Abd El Nasser Street ET - Al Khārijah

    Sol Y Mar Pioneer is situated in Al Kharga Oasis, just 10 minutes away from Al Kharga Airport. It offers free private parking and a lovely outdoor pool. The rooms at Sol Y Mar Pioneer have air conditioning, satellite TV and a balcony. Guests can ch..

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