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Address: Siwa, Egypt
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This authentic home created from mud and wood displays all the trappings of...

This authentic home created from mud and wood displays all the trappings of a traditional Siwanese family.

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It is impressive to see this part of Egypt & know more about the culture. I was surprised even though I'm Egyptian but the culture is little different or we can say unique. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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Baumholder, Germany
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

It's definitely worth visiting. German archaeologists were working on it for some time now, it should be in a better shape than when I visited the place.

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Thank Nathan K
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

An Extraordinary primitive place that depend of very simple materials and way of living. no electricity or any technology allowed

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is impressive to see this part of Egypt & know more about the culture. I was surprised even though I'm Egyptian but the culture is little different or we can say unique. They also speak the Amazeigh language but thank God they speak arabic too :) but Siwean people are very generous & the culture is rich indeed.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It gives you information on how the people in Siwa used to live (and still) and you can see their instruments and rooms as if it is a live show of the interesting life style of the people of this place.And it will make you understand more the culture of the oasis and explains a lot of things you see... More 

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Thank Egyptiano333
Sorocaba, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

One the best places i have been ever. You can find in one place a lot of history, amazing view and great pools.

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Thank Leovisan
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spend a great time to enjoy Siwa's heritage and traditional house arranging by Walid's company. It's amazing that Siwa is more peaceful, quiet and relaxing place compare to Cairo. It's really a good place to relax and enjoy apart from the city. We have professional tour guide Hazen and driver who drive us across desert. We have also excellent... More 

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Thank cheralva
Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Siwa oasis , a place where you find peace of mind , unpoluted inviroment,kind and premative people and way of life, a place to clear your soul from civilisation polution.

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Thank MohamedAbouArab
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

small, simple, not a big deal but gives a really nice overview of the area.

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

I'm an anthropologist, so any taste of another way of life fascinates me. The Siwan House gives you a chance to see inside a traditional house and all its rooms. Sit on the carpets, imagine life in these spaces. Ask questions.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

As modern life encroaches on this area and the new road from Cairo is completed this museum is going to be so important. At some time in the future it may be all that is left of traditional ways of life in this desert area. The owner has good English and is most informative. A gem of a place and... More 

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