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Dakhla



Dakhla
Introduction

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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DAKHLA
Street scenes of old Al-Qasr

Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt


Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt


As the only old town of Dakhla, it is possible for a first time visitor to get lost here. It really does take some time to cover the area.
The old town holds many fine and creative details and shapes. Many of the doorways are centuries old, some dating even back to Mamluk times.
Walking the area is best done together with one of the guides that meet up at the small space in front of the new white mosque. Not that a person speaking only his native tongue will tell you stories, but he knows which streets hold the good stuff, and most important: He carries a key to open closed doors.



By Tore Kjeilen