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Unique

It's just a unique view, architecture, and feeling. I stood in the neighborhood for 5 days, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Migjen
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Pristina, Kosovo
The great nature all around you

it is the old Siwa which was called (Shali). the fortress was built on ecolodge building system and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BassemLatif
,
Alexandria, Egypt
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“old city” (6 reviews)
“great view” (6 reviews)
“oldest mosque” (3 reviews)
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Old Town Hill, Siwa 51714, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just a unique view, architecture, and feeling. I stood in the neighborhood for 5 days, and visiting the fortress while sunset, it's amazing

Thank Migjen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is the old Siwa which was called (Shali). the fortress was built on ecolodge building system and at the top you can feel the magic of nature.

Thank BassemLatif
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an old fortress remain, the climb is not for everyone as the steps are inequals and sometimes totally destroyed but the view of Siwa is the best. And it gives you a glimpse of what the old town was. The oldest mosque is still...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at a residence house there and enjoyed every single moment. Even though most of the old city and the fortress are ruined but you can still see the old siwian architecture and the material they used to build there houses. It is also an...More

Thank Moheb E
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

right in the heart of Siwa..lies this ancient fort..built hundreds of years ago..for the protection of desert travellers..it is a quite unique piece of architecture..the only of that type and style in Egypt..it is an easy climb to the top..from there u can catch the...More

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It was quite an unforgettable visit as we we felt and experienced its history and mystical nature and we will sure visit it again.

Thank Hanaa P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, ancient old city inside Siwa city, better have a local tour guide to see city attractions all in one day -a lot of local guides there- u can have very nice views over the city & its palm trees wide...More

Thank rana a
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The oracle that foresaw Alexander the Greats future....well, as a grad student in Cairo this was a very challenging site to get to with bus, taxi and walking.....but back in the 80s it was very unruined. I'm sure things have drastically changed just as Sharm...More

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It's like going to a journey to the past life. You can go all the way to the top of Shali fortress and there you can see the oasis from a top view. You can see the desert and the palm trees around and also...More

Thank Soha A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Siwa is by far one of the best kept secrets in Egypt. I would recommend visiting here to anyone. The Shali fortress is a fantastic ruin that makes one feel like they are stepping back in time.

Thank Travis B
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