Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s most isolated settlements with about 33,000 people. A vast area of Palm trees in the middle of the desert. The combination of low annual rainfall and high rates of evaporation in the oasis results in lakes characterized by hyper-salinity. Lakes, which are both healing and an important source of revenue for the residents of the oasis. Siwis traditionally utilize this salt in building homes and shaping their tools and also lamps, believed to produce healing energy with the heat of the light source. People started to excavate the lakes to get the salt creating round pools .The salt lakes in Egypt is considered to have healing properties for sinuses, skin and eyes, in addition to their relaxing experience.
8 thoughts on “Salt water pools in Siwa Oasis, Egypt”
wow, would love to go xx
Acque speciali che non vediamo spesso…
Absolutely, it’s just been added to the list!
I have never been there but I think Alexander the Great was there!
It looks so beautiful!!!