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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

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Magic Spring

Magic Spring, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

The name "Magic Spring" is a touristic invention, something I discovered when trying to locate it without professional help. Most locals from the nearby village hadn't a clue what and where about any magical spring.
But we found it, and it is worth the effort. Big and small bubbles continuously pop on the surface of this pond which functions as the beginning of a lazy, little stream.
Many oasis springs are now drained by modern equipment; the Magic Spring illustrates exactly the process that has made Dakhla into a green spot with sand dunes on all sides. The water is supposed to be clean and good to drink.
Magic Spring, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen