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Egypt Hot Springs prevailed in Egypt specially in the western desert. Soak in the heat at Bir Sigam, a hot spring that can help overcome rheumatism. Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the Cairo road, the spring is usually crowded in the day but empty at night. Chill under the shade of a palm tree with a view on the surrounding dunes and desert cliffs after a dip in Bir Al Gebel. Located some 25 km north of Mut, it is probably the most stunning spring in the Western Desert oases. Try going there in the evening when it’s less crowded.
Go for a dip in the rust colored hot Sulphur springs of Mut Talata. The water is hot indeed, and very relaxing. No need to dress up! The rusty water might stain anything you’re wearing. About 20 kilometers south of Kharga Oasis , are located the villages of Ezbet Nasser (Nasser Village) and Bulaq, two mini-oases widely known for their natural hot springs. In fact, the water temperature in these springs rises to a high of 43 degrees Celsius. Such waters are believed to be very helpful in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, and various skin allergies and diseases. But even perfectly healthy visitors and locals alike enjoy a dip in the springs, especially after a long day of sightseeing in the desert nearby.
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A favorite excursion among local guides is the cold freshwater lake at Bir Wahed 15km away on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. One of the most famous attractions in Siwa Oasis is Cleopatra’s Pool , a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit to Siwa Oasis . Tourists have all been doing the same for years now; after all, a nice swim is so refreshing after a hot summer day tour! While heading to Sinai from Suez and after exiting the Ahmed Helmi tunnel, drive a few kilometers south to reach Oyoun Mousa , a small oasis that is named after the underground water springs that flow under its sands. Nowadays, seven of the original twelve still exist.
Meaning Moses Springs, Oyoun Mousa is home to the bitter water sources at which Moses is believed to have stopped while leading the Israelites in their escape of the Pharaoh’s wrath. According to the Bible, after three days of travelling in the desert without water, Moses and his community found a spring but its water was too bitter to drink. After supplicating God for a solution, Moses was told to throw a piece of wood into the water to make it drinkable.