Waterwheels in Al Faiyum
Waterwheels in Al Faiyum
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hatematalla
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It was a wonderful attraction but unfortunately it's no longer working, I visited it many years ago, was very beautiful. It's still rlthere and beautiful but nit wirking, if you're akready in Fayyoum city you must visit it.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ahmed Sabry
Giza, Egypt89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
The place is renewed to offer a better view of the waterwheels.
suitable to set and order something to drink in the center of the city
Written September 15, 2018
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MaiChan1988
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
This is my home town. When we went there the first time I didn't expect much but then I read the famous book "The Alchemist" & I actually went there.

I would say the government REALLY should take more care of this BEAUTIFUL & historical city. It has TONS of attractions but unfortunately even the Egyptians themselves they don't recognize it. They even destroyed the farms to build on top of it after the so called "Revolution" which is probably the worst thing EVER happened to this town.

If you want to see the REAL Egypt Past & Present you should visit this city.

But you MUST have a GOOD Egyptian friend with you.

Other then the cleanness & organization of this city... It's just wonderful & I am SOOOOO proud to say I am from there
Written October 27, 2013
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TheAmados
Sao Paulo, SP35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
There is no need to see this "landmark", dirty water, no real place to stop and see, just not worth the time.
Written October 14, 2015
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M.ANAS
Al Fayyum, Egypt43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
one of best famus things in fayoum located in fayoum city and there are many water wheels in fayoum but in different places
Written September 9, 2015
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Omar A
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
The waterwheels are not working and the lake around it is full with rubbish not recomednded and waste of time and money.
Written January 9, 2015
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Sherif S
Cairo, Egypt144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
These water wheels are really something from the past. They use something called Aadous to carry the water up.
They disappeared in all of Egypt except here, and they the only ones that still move water in the very old traditional way.
There more than 20 of them allover Fayoum area, but you have to be very patient to find them, as the locals usually tell you about those known to the tourists.
Next to the large ones in the center of Fayoum, you can ask about the Carpenters who make them. You might be lucky to take one home with you.
Written August 20, 2013
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eLaReF
Scotland, UK20,185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
If so, Medinet el-Fayyum has 11 of them in two lots.
One set of 4 is in the centre of town near a café area, the other 7 are along a Tourist Walk in the Bahr Sinnuris
To be honest, I found the 7 disappointing and all of them a lot smaller than I expected after seeing those near Homs in Syria!
But they are free to go a have a look at.
Photos will appear above eventually and are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/sets/72157634546177075/
Written July 23, 2013
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yehiajewler
Al Fayyum, Egypt86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The water wells is a nice thing to see it’s only in Fayoum . In the past it work to talked the water from down to up to use for egrecalture
Written May 7, 2019
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A nice bit of Desert Oasis history to stop and view IF you’re in the specific Fayoum area, but IF not, a side trip isn’t needed.
Written February 1, 2019
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