Excursions > Cultural
|“Old thanks, old thoughts, old aspirations
Outlive men’s lives and lives of Nations.”
Major T.I. Dunn,
“From Cairo to Siwa Across the Lybian
Desert with Amoured- Cars”, 1933
Siwan craftsmanship is celebrated for its exquisitely embroidered garments and stunning silver jewelry.
Visit the city center, stroll through the marketplace and spend time absorbing the local scene.
Dominating the atmosphere of the town of Siwa are the magnificent jagged ruins of Shali Fortress. Built in the 13th century from a mixture of mud, sand and sun-dried salt, harvested from Siwa’s salt lakes, and palm trunk ceilings.