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1. Al-Qasr

2. The Friday Mosque

3. The madrasa

4. Street scenes

5. The museum

6. Qalamoun

7. Ottoman tombs

8. Mut

9. The ancient city

10. Deir el-Hagar

11. Muzawaka Tombs

12. Magic spring

13. Fish pond

14. Rashda

15. Budkhulu

16. Bashendi

17. Balat

18. Gedida


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Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

For many visitors to Dakhla, Al-Qasr is the most memorable part. With an old town with many streets in excellent condition, it offers the best illustration of the oasis' past.
Although modern "progress" has been gentle on Al-Qasr, the old quarters are almost completely abandoned. It is really sad, old Al-Qasr is beautiful and offers smart protection against summer heat, while the modern houses needs electric air-conditioning to stay pleasant.

Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Girls crossing the salt lake in front of the new town.

The Tourism Well about 5 km out in the desert is a nice attraction for many, where it is popular to spend the night.

By Tore Kjeilen