FayumLower Egypt to the west of the Nile, 90 km from Cairo.
Qaitbey MosqueBuilt by the wife of the eighteenth Sultan Qaitbey in the early 16th century. While not at all as impressive as other structures from the same period, it still showcases the historic importance of Fayum.
Medinet Madi Archaeological Park
Temple of Qasr Qaroun
El Nazla pottery Village
Hawara Pyramid, the last Pyramid in Egypt
Archangle Ghabriel Monastery
- North of Lake Qaroun:
- Qasr Sagha temple
- Greaco Roman city of Dimeh
- Petrified Forest
- Cannon Balls Valley
Wadi Rayan Protected AreaWaterfalls, round hills, springs area, lakes, bird watching
Pottery Village of Tunis
El Lahun pyramidsA pyramid associated with Senusret II, who ruled Egypt between 1897 BC and 1878 BC, during the Twelfth Dynasty.
Meidum PyramidForgotten in the countryside more than 30 km northeast of Fayum, Meidum, a step pyramid, is one of the earliest pyramids ever built by the ancient Egyptians. The best way to get to this decidedly hard-to-reach site is perhaps to arrange a taxi in Fayum, or to look for the tours out of Cairo that combine a visit to Meidum with other off-the-beaten-path pyramid fields at Dahshur and Saqqara. No matter how you get there, you can be pretty sure that you will almost have all the site to yourself (along with few other lucky ones, at most).
- Local crafts of Fayoum
- Glazed Pottery (Tunis Village, South west of Lake Qaroun)
- Pottery (El Nazla village, Ibshaway)
- Carpets (Desya Village)
- Palm products (Al A'lam -Ka'aby)
- Patch work (Khalta village, South west of Lake Qaroun)
- You can find local food of Fayum in one of the Eco lodges in Tunis village and the restaurants in lake Qaroun.
- Fast food is also served in all the restaurants of Fayum city,
Honey Day Hotelphone: +20 84 6341205address: Gamal Abd El-Nasir St
Helnan Auberge Du lac
Panorama Shakshok hotel
Mandara Eco lodge
Zad el Mosafer guest house
Sobek eco lodge
Wadi Rayan Protected Area