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Rashda village


Crumbling houses and the palm grove of Rashda, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt



Friday mosque of Rashda, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Rashda is often omitted from the circuit of Dakhla Oasis, but it is all the same a nice little village. Especially the minaret of the Friday Mosque (left) is notable, resembling a lighthouse. Much is unfortunately in ruins, but it must have been a pretty place not too many years ago.
The faster growth of the new village of Rashda accounts to local traditions. When a Rashdian man marries, he must provide a new house for his wife. Some travel books call Rashda a clifftop village; this is misleading, as there is no more cliffs beneath the houses here than in other villages of Dakhla.





















It looks like it was abandoned centuries ago. But it wasn't many years ago since the old quarters were still bustling with people. Rashda, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

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