- Fayoum oasis :
The Fayoum is a wonderful area of Egypt with a rich and interesting history. It is an area where Egyptians often spend their vacation . It’s water level was eighty-five meters higher than today (currently 45 meters below sea level) and the Nile regularly flooded through the low mountains separating it from the Fayoum it is a wonderful view .
The Fayoum Oasis has come in and out of favor with tourists to Egypt over the years. Only a few years ago, it remained a hunter’s paradise but hunting also has its more ancient legends in the Fayoum. It was here,Diodorus tells us, that king menes the united of Upper and Lower Egypt, went on a hunting trip and almost lost his life when his own dogs attacked him near the lake. However, this legend records that his life was saved by a crocodile which carried him across the water to safety. As a reward, he declared the lake a sanctuary for crocodiles and founded the city of Shedet, known to the Greeks as Crocodilopolis but today called Kiman Faris. His city became the cult center of the crocodile god sobek , Though the Fayoum was identified with Nun , the primeval ocean, the origin of all life in ancient mythology, Sobek remained the chief deity of the region throughout dynastic , Greek times and into the Roman era . All the known temples were dedicated, or at least co-dedicated, to one or another of his aspects. A sacred crocodile kept at the main temple at Crocodilopolis was seen and described by both Herodotus and Strabo.
- Monuments places :
Fayoum also has a host of archaeological sites:
Qasr Qarun: is a Ptolemaic era temples on the western shore of the lake that was dedicated to Sobek,
the crocodile god: whose offspring used to thrive in the oasis. Most of Fayoum’s archeological wealthy, however, comes from the Middle Kingdom, when the oasis was actually a center of political power in Egypt. As a result, there are four groups of pyramids scattered in the desert around Fayoum. Most of these are in poor condition due to the generally inferior and less substantial building techniques used by Middle Kingdom pharaohs in building pyramids. The pyramids at Lahun, Lisht, and Hawara are in very poor shape—to the extent that some of them only resemble piles of rubble in a roughly pyramidal form, but the fourth pyramid at Meidum is more impressive, especially for its very unusual structure.
- How to get to Fayoum
From outside Egypt
International flights direct to Cairo, then either an internal flight (see below) or overland by bus or by car.
You may like to book a tour through a travel agent or hire your own transport. Bear in mind that desert driving has special requirements and be sure to get a suitable vehicle and guidance on possible hazards. 0ther wise you can travel to each location by bus or service taxi and arrange trips from there.
The weather :
The weather there is moderate almost of the year so in any time you can take a new fresh air during your visit in fayoum oasis