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Address: Birket Siwa, Siwa, Egypt
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Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded freshwater pool in its...

Covered in lush palm trees with a secluded freshwater pool in its center, this island is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing.

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Good for the sunset

Salt lake, which surprised me, but you come here for the Sunset which is beautiful. If you want a swim there is a freshwater spring. A group of soldiers were having fun when I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You think you saw a good sunset before? well think again, because this one is the most exotic you will see. You will enjoy the sunset with the reflection of the sun and palms on the lake

Thank Shaymaa_m
Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the sunset , one of the most beautiful lakes in the desert , Need more than 2 days to cover the whole place

Thank Hatem_Tomy
Cairo, Egypt
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of the best places ever where you can enjoy the sunset. The view is really awesome. Beside it there is a place that serves drinks & shisha and provide you with chairs.

Thank AhmedMorshedy
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Salt lake, which surprised me, but you come here for the Sunset which is beautiful. If you want a swim there is a freshwater spring. A group of soldiers were having fun when I went. It's quite far from town, and not a nice walk, so bicycle is best. Enjoy :)

Thank Moodleprof
Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We also went to Fatnas Island last time when we visted Siwa. We went there by bicylce which was a nice and inspiring experience. Without any doubt, Fatnas Island is a nice place to go. However, our experience was some sort of mixed. First greeted by an unfriendly (I guess the only such Person we have met during a 3... More 

Thank Hannelore M
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36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

most people go there to enjoy the sunset and sit peacefully by the lake and have some bedouin tea. the view from there is amazing.

Thank Doaa H
Gdynia, Poland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Though as beautiful as it is (or even more than this; especially at the sunset) if you are a woman, whatever the age, never go there alone! Last summer I was there alone and was sexually harassed by two boys (19-20). They really would not go away; one started masturbating in front of me, then both tried to pull me... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the best places you will go in Siwa. a jungle of palm trees surrounding a lovely spring and reaching the shore of the beautiful lake. You can swim in the lake and then have a tasty shisha and Siwian tea watching sun set by the lake and then you can sit by the fire to spend the rest... More 

Thank Egyptiano333
Cairo, Egypt
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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ok so if you wanna capture amazing photos for sunset with Lake View, Mountain & birds this is The SPOT - its easy to go there by TukTuk \ Riksha and just set & enjoy the view, After the Spring there are people charging you 3 or 4 Euros for anything "Tea or soda or juice" avoid them and even... More 

Thank MohammedKhaled
Denver, Colorado
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122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we trekked out to fatnas to watch the sunset (The Thing To Do in siwa), and it did not disappoint. we sipped siwan tea boiled over a fire and watched the sun sink behind the sand.

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