Siwa Oasis, Siwah, Matru, Egypt
The Siwa Oasis is the source for a significant portion of Egypt’s freshwater supply. It is located in the sparsely populated, far west region of Egypt, only 30 miles from the Libyan border. Because the Siwan people are so isolated from the rest of the country, they have developed their own language, culture, and customs.
As a tourist, there is much to do in Siwa, including desert safaris, donkey-driven village tours led by local children, and exploration of wondrous oracle ruins. There are also plenty of delicious dates and olives to eat, provided by the thick palm groves and olive orchards that surround the city.
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