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  • Writer's pictureMai Khder

Lake Qarun in Egypt

"Lake Qarun" ... This sweet lake closed down at the heart of the West Desert and connected by the Nile River with the "Bahr Youssef" name lifeline which was one of the old waterways of the ninth century founded by King Amenemhat II. C. It comes from the town of Dairout, in the governorate of Assiut, before it enters the lake to supply Lake Qarun with floodwater.

The Qarun Lake is some 20-7 kilometers north of the province of Fayoum and is the deeper natural lake of the country, where a form of fish lives with fresh and saltwater is inhabited.

At the time of the Pharaohs, the lake originated from the Nile River in its annual flooding, 45 meters below sea level and was exploited from the twelfth dynasty, during the time of the Pharaoh of Egypt, to conserve and store canals and dams, in a 330-square-kilometer area, in floods.

Some of them forget that Qarun is mentioned in the Holy Quran and some confirm that they come to work me on the oven. Various legends about this lake are wonderful. Where the director-general of Fayoum's archaeology says, the explanation of why the lake is called a Qarun is circulated by people. The story of Qarun is the most prominent of which is mentioned in the story of the Prophet Moses in the Quran, and people believe that the lake has a connection with Qarun.

Lake Qarun is one of Egypt's most popular beaches, which is called the Al-Ghilbah Resort; boats and coffee shops on the lake shores, and families spend their time relaxing on the lake and hiding from the hot sun.

And you can see the most beautiful Egyptian villages that have tours in Cairo, where Fayoum was the center of the royal pyramid and the construction of cemeteries in the twelfth dynasty of the Middle Kingdom, and again during the rule of the Ptolemaic family. Bread baskets became the most important during the Roman era, and their name comes from (Phiom), which is a Coptic word, or Payomj, which means the lake where you can ride a small sailboat to enjoy the scenic landscape. With day tours to Fayoum and wadi EL Rayan from Cairo. If you're planning to visit Egypt, then you should consider reviewing our detailed Egypt travel guide, as it is a unique experience during Egypt Tours that is not comparable with any other things to do in Egypt. You can enjoy one of the Classic tours in Egypt, which all travelers would like to cruise the Nile River during Christmas tours in Egypt or while the best weather during Easter tours in Egypt. Covering most of Cairo day trips, Luxor day tours in addition to Aswan excursions, that is why our travel information section is meant to useful before proceeding with Egypt's best tours for those who seek culture, history of Egypt, and luxurious accommodation while sailing the Nile Valley.

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