This site is produced and maintained solely by the local people of Siwa for the enjoyment and education of all.

We are proud of our heritage and culture and wish to share with the world our unique corner of Egypt.



A painting of ancient Shali

Cleopatra Spring

 

Variously known as “Cleopatra Spring,” “Ain Juba” or “Ain al Hammam,” in ancient times it was known as “The Spring of the Sun.” Herodotus described its bubbling waters in his Histories as boiling hot in the chilly evenings and cool during the heat of the day, and it was considered a wonder by ancients visiting Ammon. In reality, the spring’s waters are a constant 29 C; it’s the changing air temperature and bubbling water that give the impression of boiling water.

 



Juba Bath (Cleopatra Bath)

Another favourite bathing spot for locals and tourists is Fatnas Island, located on the salt lake of Birket Siwa, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful scenery.

 

Shali today

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Mohamed Hemeda

 

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