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Review of Shali Fortress

Shali Fortress
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Siwa
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

An amazing feature right in the middle of Siwa. It is great to see the mud brick fortress and we had the pleasure of the mosque playing while we were there. Worth the climb to the top especially at sunset.

Thank Michelle E
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

watch for the flies! it is fun to have a guide who can give you a bit of knowledge of the area.

Thank WhereOnEarthLA
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

The Shali looms above Siwa, craggy, angular, spectacular in daylight, evocative at night. Go for sunrise and sunset for great colors. From the heights you can see the green of Siwa strtetch until it is stopped in its tracks by the desert...and finally understand how tenuous an oasis is.

Thank bobinathens
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Dominating the skyline of Siwa, you can't miss the Shali Fortress. Home for centuries to the population of the town it was destroyed by a freak rain storm (in 1930, I think) and is built from mud/salt bricks. Though the site is now getting very tumbledown it's still great to climb up the hill and see the remains, giving you an idea of the old town. You also get a great view of the surrounding oasis and the deserts and salt lake surrounding them. It also is lit up at night providing the whole town with an impressive looking centrepiece.

Thank Wotchit
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

We had a guide around the fortress which is very photogenic and illuminated at night. The access is very steep and uneven with some higher steps so care needs to be taken and isn't recommended for anyone with walking difficulties.

Thank flowerlady64
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