New Valley
El Kharga
Recommended
El Kharga The Essential
Recommended
The capital of the "New Valley", so named by Nasser in reference to the large-scale projects undertaken to modernise the oases, Kharga distinguishes itself from the pack thanks to its resolutely civilised appearance. Agriculture is extremely widespread here. If you want to explore the oases in order, this would be the place to start. Travellers won't be disappointed as the archaeological sites on the edge of the desert are truly beautiful, especially the Bagawat necropolis.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for El Kharga
Necropolis of Bagawat
Necropolis of Bagawat
This "City of the Dead" built into the
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El-Dush
El-Dush
Best explored at dusk when the desert is
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Temple of Hibis
Temple of Hibis
Called the "Island of the Blessed" by
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Oasis Museum
Oasis Museum
The museum houses objects unearthed
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Qasr el-Ghoueita
Qasr el-Ghoueita
Built by Darius and embellished under
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