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Siwa Oasis ..... Burial in the sand treatment

Tuesday، 29 March 2016 - 12:29 PM

Siwa Oasis is considered as being the most wonderful Oasis in the western desert. It is called the Oasis of beauty, poetry and the paradise of artists. Sand dunes and palm and olive trees are scattered in the Oasis in addition to a number of clear wells and springs.

The Oasis is located about 300 kilometers to the west of Marsa Matrouh. It is the best place for environmental treatment in Egypt. It is famous for its moderate climate, pure air and blue clear sky.

El Dakrror Mountain

It is located to the south west of Siwa Oasis. The people of Siwa believe that the mountain is sacred. A celebration is held on a yearly basis in October after the Harvest Season (The Valley Season).

The Celebration lasts for three days; almost all the inhabitants of the valley participate in the festival.

The mountain area is most famous for its treatment facilities that help in curing rheumatism, joint pain and weakness

It is most famous for a treatment that involves the burial of the diseased body parts in hot sand for a certain period of time during the day. This particular treatment procedure gained a lot of popularity among Arabs and recently foreigners.

Hot Springs

Siwa Oasis has got many springs which are being used for therapeutic treatment purposes. The water of the hot springs is capable of curing a number of diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatism and some digestive system diseases.

The most famous springs is the Kegar well, the temperature of its water is 67 degree Celisus .


Scientific research proved that the water contains amounts of minerals similar to that found in the water of the springs of Carlo Vefari ( Czech ) the famous Health Center where tourists visit to have their treatment .

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