Fayyoum

Egypt’s best-kept secret

Known for lush farmland, picturesque dunes, the beautifully mesmerizing Magic Lake, and cascading waterfalls, Fayoum is one of Egypt’s best kept secrets. Home to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site Wadi al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Fayoum is also one of Egypt’s most significant ancient cities and an area steeped in history and culture.

While the destination is well-known as the perfect weekend getaway for residents because of its proximity to Cairo, it isn’t always featured on the international travelers’ itinerary, but it is worth a visit. All you need to do is hop in a car or bus, drive less than two hours southwest of Cairo, and you will find yourself transported to a serene oasis surrounding the enormous Qarun Lake, one of the oldest natural saltwater lakes in the world. You can spend a quiet day or weekend learning about Fayoum’s traditional art and pottery, relaxing and dining on traditional Egyptian countryside dishes, and embarking on desert adventures!

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