Minamar Hotel

Bahariya Oasis Egypt

 

Pharos Oasis Package 4 nights /5 Days 270 $ per person

 

DAKHLA:
 
Balat village

 

Balat village, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

 

 


Balat village, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Why spend a fortune going to Mecca, if not telling others about the adventure? People of Balat are just as vain as anyone else.

Balat has its moments. Many of its quarters appear just as they must have done centuries ago. Walls and street are well-kept, colours often bright, doors worn down yet more beautiful than any new door can be. Many walls are illustrated, telling passers-by about the owner's trip to Mecca for the pilgrimage.
Balat has unlike several other villages of Dakhla a living old town, and what is even better, is that the mosque has not yet been replaced with a Cairo-designed pre-fab mosque. Look inside, and you will see delightfully thick columns (as they are made from clay and brick they have not the same carrying capacity as stone or cement), and only smooth curves; never a straight line.

 

 

 

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houses and streets and stairways are all one and the same structure. Nice!

Balat village, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Houses and streets and stairways are all one and the same structure. Nice!

Balat village, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Inside the old Friday mosque, still used for worship.

The Dakhla Oasis sites map

 

 

 

The temple of Deir el-Hagar The town of Al-Qasr Budkhulu village Rashda village Bashendi village The town of Mut Magic Spring Qalamoun Muzawaka Tombs Click to open articles


   

 

                           

 

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