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Really loved walking around these ruins. Apparently most of the houses were destroyed after... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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מקום מענין. נוף יפה. שווה להגיע לפה Interesting place. nice view. It's worth getting here

טיילנו פה 3 ימים עם מדריך מקומי. חוויה. מקום מענין. נוף יפה. שווה להגיע לפה We traveled here for 3... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
United States
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Really loved walking around these ruins. Apparently most of the houses were destroyed after unusually strong rain in 1928, but some are still intact. There is a still functioning mosque with a great view from the minaret. It's free to walk around and we were...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

טיילנו פה 3 ימים עם מדריך מקומי. חוויה. מקום מענין. נוף יפה. שווה להגיע לפה We traveled here for 3 days with a local guide. experience. Interesting place. nice view. It's worth getting here

Thank MichaelG941
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely fell in love with this Fort. It is a must-visit at sunset. Our tour guide said it was built in the 1200-1300 AD time period and that residents of Siwa lived in it until the 1800’s. Fascinating! The mosque is still in use,...More

Thank sylviaroland
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Great ancient place, need to read about its history or have a guide to explain it to really appreciate it.

Thank Taher G
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I have been there last November on my Egypt trip. My chance to go there is very suddenly because the original plan was going to Black & White Desert but they were closed because of conflict so they changed to go Siwa Oasis and enjoy...More

Thank sejabin
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The fortress is in the city centre surronded by many bazaars which sell local hand made crafts. Moreover, a local hotel and restaurant (Babelshal) which serve average local food. The fortress is poorly maintained and needs attention. Admission is free.

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed January 15, 2018

It's just a unique view, architecture, and feeling. I stood in the neighborhood for 5 days, and visiting the fortress while sunset, it's amazing

Thank Migjen
Reviewed January 7, 2018

it is the old Siwa which was called (Shali). the fortress was built on ecolodge building system and at the top you can feel the magic of nature.

Thank BassemLatif
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

It's an old fortress remain, the climb is not for everyone as the steps are inequals and sometimes totally destroyed but the view of Siwa is the best. And it gives you a glimpse of what the old town was. The oldest mosque is still...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Stayed at a residence house there and enjoyed every single moment. Even though most of the old city and the fortress are ruined but you can still see the old siwian architecture and the material they used to build there houses. It is also an...More

Thank Moheb E
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