Over Look at Qaroun Lake in Egypt – Wikimedia .com/ Focusredsea  Over Look at Qaroun Lake in Egypt – Wikimedia .com/ Focusredsea

Egypt: The land of mesmerizing lakes

Thu, Nov. 30, 2017
CAIRO – 30 November 2017: Egypt is home to some of the most mesmerizing lakes in the world. From North to South, heartwarming and serene lakes are all around us. Check out these four lakes and plan your next holiday.

Qaroun Lake:
Just a short 80 kilometers from Cairo and only 20 kilometers from Fayoum, the lake’s history has dubbed it as the most important lake in Egypt; it is also known as Moeris Lake. The lake, which is believed to have been a lot bigger than it is today, was historically freshwater but persists today as a much smaller saltwater lake.

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View of Qauron Lake in Al Fayoum – Fayoum Government official website

Since 1989, the lake has been protected to preserve the area’s biological and archeological activities formed as a result of the rare fossils that the lake has. Still, the lake is open for doing many activities like water sports, bird-watching, and fishing; fishing season is between July and September.

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Sunset at Qaroun Lake – Fayoum Government website

The lake is 115 kilometers squared, with two depths: five meters in the Eastern side of the lake and 13 meters in the Western side of the lake.

Siwa’s Salt Lake:

Located at the foot of a mountain in Siwa called “Al-Tibtah”, the lake, which is extremely salty, provides relaxing, and medicinal uses for those wanting to get away from it all and those wanting to treat their skin, eyes, or sinusitis disease, respectively.

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Siwa Salty lake – Best Places Egypt official Facebook page

The lake is 4 meters in depth, and it is, apparently, impossible to drown because of the water’s heavy capacity; the salt increases the water’s capacity significantly.

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The lake’s view from the mountain – Best Places of Egypt official Facebook Page

Nasser lake:

This lake is one of the best fishing destinations worldwide. It is 550 kilometers in length and 180 meters in depth. It is considered by many to be the largest man-made lake in the world and it is the sixth-largest reservoir by nominal volume (132 kilometers squared).

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Nasser Lake in Aswan near to High Dam, April 15, 2010 – Wikimedia.com / Focusredsea

Lake Nasser was created as a byproduct of the construction of the High Dam in Aswan; it is named after the then-Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Nasser Lake is considered to be an international rescue for dynastic era antiquities of the valley that would have been destroyed by today as a result of the recurring floods.

Holly lake:

Situated in Luxor near the Karnak Temple, the lake, which is private, is one of its kind, as it was historically used by priests for ritual washing and navigation. The lake is surrounded by storerooms and living quarters for the priests and also has an aviary for aquatic birds.

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The Holly Lake at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt July 5, 2009– Wikimedia.com / Marc Ryckaert

The lake has a beautiful stone wall that leaves viewers spellbound. It also has a stairway that descends into water.
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